An Initiative of the City of Akron

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Kiva Zip micro-lending program

The Akron Global Business Accelerator has been appointed as a Kiva Zip trustee. This allows the Accelerator to recommend its client companies for interest-free loans of up to $50,000 from corporate and community lenders. 

Kiva Zip is a pilot initiative of, the world's largest micro-lending organization dedicated to social good.

The program is a powerful extension to the entrepreneurial support the Accelerator offers its client companies.

For more information on this program, please contact Jessica Sublett, Accelerator program specialist, at