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United Nations Development Program, at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Finance Geneva Summit and the Jason J. spindler Foundation

announce the Jason J Spindler Award for Innovation in Development.

The award will be presented to an outstanding early growth company that has demonstrated its potential as a high impact game changer collecting and using data to strengthen its services and products to better serve the public.

This years award goes to Credit Mantri -Credit Scoring to Access Finance (India)


ANDE annual conference September 2019

Remembering Jason J Spindler video


2019 Jason J spindler Scholarship Recipient

Akron University College of Business Administration

 2019 recipient of the Jason J Spindler Memorial Scholarship

Libby Hancock 

Libby Hancock grew up in both rural Indiana and suburban Cleveland. She earned her undergraduate degree in communications from Thomas Edison State University through nontraditional methods. After graduating with honors, she published a book about her experiences titled College You Can Afford to help others pursue a similar path. She’s volunteered in Monterey, Mexico with orphans and teenage girls, as well as made a difference closer to home in Indianapolis through managing volunteers at Westminster Neighborhood Services. Most recently as an employee of the YMCA of Greater Indianapolis, she created an international festival called the YMCA World Fest to encourage global understanding and appreciation of other cultures. Libby is grateful for the Spindler Scholarship to continue her education in the College of Business Administration at The University of Akron and is looking forward to completing her MBA so that she may impact others.


Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship

New York University School of Law

Jason J Spindler was honored at the 2019 Legal Issues in Social Entrepreneurship and Impact Investing in the US and Beyond Conference


Helen Scott Professor of Law and the founder an d Co-Director of the Mitchell Jacobson Leadership Program in Law and Business and the Grunin Center for Law and Social Entrepreneurship at the New York University School of Law

Aaron Bourke senior associate in Reed Smith Corporate Group and founding member and a leader of the Impact Investing Legal Working Group (ILLWG)


Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)

Jorn Lyseggen, Founder and CEO of MEST, announced at the Pan African Tech Conference in Nairobi, Kenya 2019 that its flag ship MEST School and incubator building located in Accra, Ghana will be renamed in honor of Jason J Spindler..