A post surfaced across my Facebook feed today highlighting the 2012 results of an organization started by another classmate and friend of mine. It is a very interesting organization doing cutting edge work in behavioral finance and microfinance and well worth examining here. In fact Entrepreneurial Finance Lab (EFL) which has built a psychometric testing methodology to measure the credit worthiness of the unbanked has been so innovative last year it won the G-20 SME Finance Challenge, has also been featured in global media giants like the Financial Times and partnered with the likes of the IFC and Aspen Network of Entrepreneurs.
I met one of the founders for Intern Latin America on a recent visit to Medellin, Colombia. It is an interesting business model and is starting to get some recognition on CNN and the Financial Times. It also works in the space I am most passionate about; education and employment generation – so I thought it would be an appropriate first venture to share on this blog.