DATA TO GROW ON: ALTERNATIVE STRATEGIES FOR SMALL BUSINESS FINANCING
Paul Breloff, Managing Director, ACCION VENTURE LAB
Chinwe Onyeagoro, CEO & Co-Founder, FUNDWELL
Andrea Gellert, SVP, Marketing, ONDECK
Mickey Konson, Cofounder and COO, STREETSHARES
Small business growth drives our economy, but scaling up requires reliable access to capital infusions. In today’s tightened lending environment, can new technology and nontraditional data sources open up the credit market to a wider field of entrepreneurs? Innovative small business creditors and lending networks encompassing banks, crowdfunding platforms, CDFIs, and P2P lenders think so. This panel will explore new insights in re-evaluating borrower risk, matching small business owners with lenders that meet their specific needs, and addressing the small business lending gap.