About the Speaker
President and Co-Founder, Kiva.org
PREMAL SHAH is president and co-founder of Kiva.org, a non-profit crowdfunding website that connects people through lending to alleviate poverty. Since 2005, over one million small businesses in more than seventy-five countries have been financed by Kiva lenders, with a ninety-eight percent repayment rate. The site has been named as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things and as a top 50 website by Time magazine. For his work as a social entrepreneur, Shah was named on Fortune magazine’s “40 Under 40” list.