Kiva Zip Director Jonny Price to present at SXSW

Made famous by its music festival, Austin’s annual South by Southwest (SXSW) calls itself the “premier destination for discovery.”

So it makes sense why it's become a major event in the technology world too. This year, SXSW Interactive is focused on promoting emerging technologies and digital creativity, and its agenda reads like a who's who list of startup execs, video game designers, investors, and other changemakers.

That's why we're thrilled to announce that this year our very own Jonny Price -- Kiva Zip Program Director -- will be presenting!

Joined by Jase Wilson, CEO of, Jonny will speak about the power and significance of crowdfunding and the role it will play in the future.

Here at Kiva, we see countless opportunities for people to “make a difference with your dollar” on the internet -- whether it be supporting small business owners on Kiva and Kiva Zip, community betterment projects on, art projects on Kickstarter, or cancer treatments on Indiegogo.

Kiva Zip is all about reaching new types of borrowers with innovative lending strategies, and Jonny is the perfect person to talk about what this means in the real world economy.

For those of you heading to Austin in March for SXSW, be sure to check out Jonny’s presentation “Crowdfunding: A Catalyst for Local Economic Growth” on Monday, March 11 from 5-6 p.m.

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Emily Wakefield

A native of southern California, Emily is a recent graduate from Santa Clara University where she studied Economics and Spanish Studies. The highlight of her college experience was the semester she spent abroad in Granada, Spain. She knew she wanted to pursue a career in economic development after reading Half the Sky. Emily will be joining the Marketing and Communications team as a Blog and Social Media Intern and is especially excited to find new and creative ways to spread Kiva’s work to more people. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, listening to country music, and re-watching Friends episodes for the millionth time.