The Hunt Institute for Engineering and Humanity and The Inclusive Economy Consortium (IEC) are excited to announce the creation of a Mighty Network and virtual Roundtable series dedicated to facilitating conversations with policymakers, entrepreneurs, academics, and thought leaders about how technology can support and aid in the recovery for businesses most affected by COVID-19.

Starting Thursday with a Tech4Good Global Roundtable, the Institute and IEC will speak with participants about some of the questions our society is facing, transformational technology based solutions, and visions for the post-COVID-19 economic system. Roundtables will be hosted live on Thursdays, and questions can be submitted here before or during the event. After each Roundtable event, participants can utilize the Mighty Network to continue conversations fostered during the live meetings.

The first Tech4Good Global Roundtable will feature Dr. Eva Csaky, Executive Director of the Hunt Institute and Xiaochen Zhang, President of FinTech4Good. This Roundtable will focus on how fintech and financial innovations can play a role in assisting entrepreneurs and small businesses devastated by COVID-19, as well as outlining the objectives of future Roundtables. It will also discuss how crowdfunding, blended finance, smart philanthropy, and blockchain platforms can help these businesses be more resilient after this crisis.

If you would like more information on the Tech4Good Global Roundtable, or if you would like to sign up to participate, please click here.

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