We empower undergraduate-led impact investing organizations that aim to provide microfinancing to local entrepreneurs who lack access to capital. Our goal is to close micro-business gaps across communities nationwide by combating financial and resource inequities for entrepreneurs while providing students with opportunities to learn and apply business skills. Our network facilitates collaboration across universities, ultimately supporting entrepreneurs and educating students to drive impact.
UIIS was founded by a group of students out of the Emory Impact Investing Group in the summer of 2018. The group quickly partnered with the Impact Investing Group at the University of Michigan. It has since expanded to partner with schools across the country.