Grameen Luncheon at TED: From Microcredit to Healthcare

Microfinance & Healthcare Innovations

Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Westin Long Beach in Melbourne Room, 33 East Ocean Boulevard, Long Beach, CA

Grameen Research, Inc. recently offered an exclusive Grameen Luncheon at TED in Long Beach, CA. The event offered attendees the opportunity to witness an engaging discussion on what’s new with Professor Muhammad Yunus‘ Grameen microfinance and healthcare models globally & in the US.

Kari Hayden, m.o. Partners founder and SVP of Strategic Partnerships & Sponsorships of Grameen Research & Grameen Health Innovations (GHI), had the opportunity to lead table discussions during the event. Hayden was accompanied by Vidar Jorgensen, Founder & President of Grameen America, Grameen Research & Grameen Health Innovations, and Badi-Ul Alam, Los Angeles Branch Manager of Grameen America. John Megrue, Jr., CEO at Apax Partners LP & Grameen America Board Member, was also invited to particpate.

The event included a discussion of both the past and present status of Grameen Research, Inc. They discussed the US Launch of Grameen America Los Angeles and other aspects of Grameen expansion, as well as Grameen Health and Grameen Health Innovations. Talk expanded to include a general discussion of the evolution of microfinance, low-cost health solutions, and the impact on low-income communities.

Attendees were also given the opportunity to watch a short screener from the documentary film on the launching of Grameen America — To Catch A Dollar: Muhammad Yunus Banks on America.

Kari was thrilled to take part in the event and is pleased to share some of photos from the evening.

Vidar Jorgensen and LA manager Badi-Ul Alam wowing 30+ guests at the Grameen Health luncheon.

Vidar Jorgensen and Badi-Ul Alam at the Grameen Health luncheon.