Getting Ready for Microfinance USA 2010

There are a few conferences every year that we get really excited about here at 3p. Microfinance USA, coming up in May, is one we’ve had our eye on for a while.

Why? Entrepreneurship plays an incredibly important role in building a more sustainable future. This fact is especially magnified in parts of the world and the country that are economically underdeveloped: Entrepreneurship provides income, jobs, stability, and a path to education and a life beyond subsistence for millions of people. The question of how folks get access to capital is as important as what they choose to innovate with it. But without these social and economic advances, we can forget addressing any major environmental issues.

Microfinance and Social/Eco Entrepreneurship is one of the areas of focus that we’re looking to get much more involved with. If fact, we’ll be putting a special focus on Social Entrepreneurship during May (stand by for details). Rebecca Busse will be at the Microfinance USA conference to bring you the highlights in May, but don’t hesitate to get in touch with us in advance if you’re interested in any particular angle of coverage, or if you’d like to contribute a guest post on a related topic.

In the meantime, enjoy some video highlights of last year’s event:

Nick Aster is a new media architect and the founder of TriplePundit.com

TriplePundit.com has since grown to become one of the web's leading sources of news and ideas on how business can be used to make the world a better place.

Prior to TriplePundit Nick worked for Mother Jones magazine, successfully re-launching the magazine's online presence. He worked for TreeHugger.com, managing the technical side of the publication for 3 years and has also been an active consultant for individuals and companies entering the world of micro-publishing. He earned his stripes working for Gawker Media and Moreover Technologies in the early days of blogging.

Nick holds an MBA in sustainable management from the Presidio School of Management and graduated with a BA in History from Washington University in St. Louis.