Fundraising for Shanti Microfinance
Shanti Microfinance provides technology, training and microfinance to grass roots entrepreneurs in slums in India.
Charity Registration No. 1132431
To get your name on the guest list, please make whatever donation your pocket permits. Please note that this event is restricted to just 40 people so make sure to get your name down fast. If you know you're unable to make it, please make a small donation anyway :)
Unfortunately donations can not be accepted on the door and unexpected guests will not get in unless their name is on the list.
Address: 17 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QJ. It's the black building on the left corner - at the junction
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Our event is co-hosted with OpenSoho and will be held at the amazing Crazy Bear private members club. This months gathering will be restricted to 40 so make sure to get your name on the list now.
Even though Shanti is a non-profit microfinance charity, helping poor entrepreneurs in India, this is not a fundraiser - it's an event where we just happen to donate ALL proceeds to the charity. To get your name on the guest list, please make whatever donation your pocket permits. If you know you’re unable to make it to the event, please make a small donation on the site anyway.
Hear what the experts have to say:
David Ramm, our favourite lawyer in town, will talk about “The top 10 things to avoid as an entrepreneur”.
Leena Desai, works with the entrepreneurs in the slums of India and will talk about “How entrepreneurs can build a business with £100”.
Stick 9th March 2010 in your diary now, help us to raise awareness with your friends online and of course, dig deep and donate whatever you can afford to get your ticket to our party.
Where: Crazy Bear - 17 Mercer Street, Covent Garden, London WC2H 9QJ. It's the black building on the left corner - at the junction.
When: March 9th 6:30PM – 9:00PM
For every pound you pay for your ticket, the government will donate 28p!
Follow Sheetal Mehta, Shanti Founder on twitter for updates. http://twitter.com/sheetalmmehta
About David Ramm
David's practice ranges widely across the private equity and venture capital sectors. He has been extensively involved in private equity and venture capital financings advising leading private equity and corporate investors, as well as early stage companies and entrepreneurs. As a result of David's background in engineering, with a PhD from Cambridge University in coating technology, he has a particular focus on technology and intellectual property rich businesses.
David also has a strong background in corporate and M&A work and has developed particular expertise in the credit card, payments solutions and consumer banking businesses.
About Leena Desai
Leena works with entrepreneurs in slums in India to help ensure that they have access to health care and technology. She has recently put together a medical healthcare strategy for one of the largest slums in Gujarat where entrepreneurs are faced with serious health problems which can affect their work productivity and hence their ability to repay microfinance loans.
Leena is the recipient of the 2007 Strategic Training Award in Tomorrow’s Research in Cardiac Health Professionals as well as numerous other research awards. Leena has spent much of her time volunteering for numerous healthcare and rural developmental agencies including SOS Children’s Villages of India in Bhimtal (2006) and Projects Abroad in Argentina (2008).
Leena is proficient in the Kathak style of Indian Classical Dancing and has performed at over 50 events over the last 15 years. Leena holds a Masters of Science (Experimental Surgery) and a BSc from the University of Alberta, Canada and is currently pursuing a medical degree at Imperial where she will combine international developmental healthcare with clinical practice.
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