Can crowd funding promote entrepreneurship? Kiva thinks so.

Can crowd funding promote entrepreneurship? Kiva thinks so.

Jessica Jackley, co-founder of Kiva and ProFounder, speaks with The Economist at its
June event, "Ideas Economy: Information 2012" about crowdfunding as a way to spark a more robust entrepreneurial culture.

I think a crowd-funded business, all else being equal, will be more successful because of this additional support they have beyond just money.

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