Matt Flannery began developing Kiva.org (Kiva) in late 2004 as a side-project while working as a computer programmer at TiVo Inc. In December 2005, Matt left TiVo to devote himself to Kiva full-time. As CEO, Matt has led Kiva’s growth from a pilot project to an established online service with partnerships across the globe and a dedicated band of staff and supporters closer to home. Prior to starting Kiva, Matt spent time in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya filming stories of micro-businesses started by Village Enterprise Fund. It was this time in East Africa that inspired him to develop Kiva. Matt is a 2006 Global Social Benefit Incubator entrepreneur and a featured blogger on the Skoll Foundation’s Social Edge website. He graduated with a BS in Symbolic Systems and a Masters in Analytical Philosophy from Stanford University.
The 2008 Skoll Awards ceremony. Winners were Bill Strickland, Manchester Bidwell; Amazon Conservation Team, Michael Eckhart of ACORE, Connie Duckworth of Arzu, Jeremy Hockenstein and Mai Siriphongphanh of Digital Divide Data; Jenny ...
2008 Skoll Awards For Social Entrepeneurship
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