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Empowering Female Entrepreneurs Through Mentorship In Medellin, Colombia: Results From The Field, Theresa Solenski 2019 The University of San Francisco

Empowering Female Entrepreneurs Through Mentorship In Medellin, Colombia: Results From The Field, Theresa Solenski

Master's Theses

Utilizing the power of local knowledge and peer networking, this study attempts to quantify the impacts of mentorship among female micro-entrepreneurs in Medellin, Colombia on empowerment. Developing countries such as Colombia have disproportionately high rates of unprofitable micro-businesses, many of which are managed by women. Internal constraints, such as disempowerment, play a central role in perpetuating poverty. We implement a 6-month mentoring intervention by pairing 18 successful entrepreneurs with 52 disadvantaged female, micro-entrepreneurs in Medellin, Colombia to measure the additional benefit of localized knowledge to micro-borrowers. Using a process of random assignment, I measure the change in female empowerment, measured ...


Dare To Venture: Data Science Perspective On Crowdfunding, Ruhaab Markas, Yisha Wang 2019 Southern Methodist University

Dare To Venture: Data Science Perspective On Crowdfunding, Ruhaab Markas, Yisha Wang

SMU Data Science Review

Crowdfunding is an emerging segment of the financial sectors. Entrepreneurs are now able to seek funds from the online community through the use of online crowdfunding platforms. Entrepreneurs seek to understand attributes that play into a successful crowdfunding project (commonly known as campaign). In this paper we seek so understand the field of crowdfunding and various factors that contribute to the success of a campaign. We aim to use traditional modeling techniques to predict successful campaigns for Kickstarter. We find emerging field of crowdfunding has many nuances due to various funding methods of online platforms. The importance of having relevant ...


Accelerators: Their Fit In The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem And Their Cohort Selection Challenges, Shu Yang 2019 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Accelerators: Their Fit In The Entrepreneurship Ecosystem And Their Cohort Selection Challenges, Shu Yang

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

The entrepreneurial financing landscape has drastically evolved over the past two decades with many of the new entrants (e.g., crowdfunders, accelerators, incubators, etc) rapidly rising to prominence (Block et al., 2016). Evolving from the incubator model, startup accelerators have similarly gained traction over the past decade (Pauwels, Clarysse, Wright, & Van Hove, 2016). While the number of published articles focusing on accelerators has been growing, extant research has yet to clearly delineate the accelerator phenomena conceptually and more importantly, empirically examine its selection mechanism. This dissertation addresses this gap and is composed of two parts. In the first part, I ...


Yes, We Can Brewing Company, Madison Hailey Murphy 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Yes, We Can Brewing Company, Madison Hailey Murphy

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


One Shot Pub: A Business Plan, Ben Dale 2019 University of Tennessee, Knoxville

One Shot Pub: A Business Plan, Ben Dale

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Meg Hutchinson Business Plan- Flo+Co., Margaret E. Hutchinson 2019 University Of Tennessee Knoxville

Meg Hutchinson Business Plan- Flo+Co., Margaret E. Hutchinson

Chancellor’s Honors Program Projects

No abstract provided.


Feasibility Of Custom Aquaponics For Home Use, Jesse Blanchard 2019 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Feasibility Of Custom Aquaponics For Home Use, Jesse Blanchard

Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness Undergraduate Honors Theses

The primary goal of this research is to access the feasibility of implementing and operating small scale aquaponic systems in a home setting to serve as a means of producing high quality fresh produce and fish protein to supplement similar store-bought products. Factors such as system cost, skill level and management requirements will be addressed alongside customizable, educational and sustainable aspects of aquaponic systems to determine whether home aquaponic systems are a feasible option for the home grower. To elaborate, feasibility in this research will refer to both economic costs relative to costs of the system. Outlined in this short ...


Entrepreneurship, Angela McArdle 2019 Carroll College

Entrepreneurship, Angela Mcardle

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Local Interior Design Firm Business Plan


Lifeboard, Diego Carbone 2019 Carroll College

Lifeboard, Diego Carbone

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Students will give a short presentation on their entrepreneurial plan. Professor Annette Ryerson will be moderating the session. When the students have completed their presentations (25 minutes) a question and answer session will be held for the remainder of the time.


Big Dipper Bozeman, Jake Ackeret 2019 Carroll College

Big Dipper Bozeman, Jake Ackeret

Carroll College Student Undergraduate Research Festival

Students will give a short presentation on their entrepreneurial plan. Professor Annette Ryerson will be moderating the session. When the students have completed their presentations (25 minutes) a question and answer session will be held for the remainder of the time.


Influence Of Business Information Use On Performance Of Small And Medium Enterprises In Port-Harcourt Nigeria., okoro obinna Jeremiah, Yacob Haliso, Otuza Evans Chima 2019 Babcock University, Ilishan-Remo, Ogun State

Influence Of Business Information Use On Performance Of Small And Medium Enterprises In Port-Harcourt Nigeria., Okoro Obinna Jeremiah, Yacob Haliso, Otuza Evans Chima

Library Philosophy and Practice (e-journal)

Abstract

At the center of any economy lies the contributions of the SMEs. It is documented that the economic growth experienced in the developed countries of the world can be attributed largely to the contributions of the SME sector. Unfortunately in Nigeria, research has shown the performance of SMEs to be low especially in Port-Harcourt. This study examined by analyzing the influence of business information use on performance of Small and Medium Enterprises in Port-Harcourt Nigeria. Data collection was done by the use of a self-structured questionnaire. Four hundred and forty eight (448) copies of questionnaires were distributed to proprietors ...


Book Review: Seeds Of Greatness By Denis Waitley, Jennifer Maynard 2019 Brigham Young University

Book Review: Seeds Of Greatness By Denis Waitley, Jennifer Maynard

Marriott Student Review

Book review of Seeds of Greatness by Denis Waitley, personal anecdotes and summaries of research on the secrets to success in life and in the business world.


Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid The Traps, Create Unity, And Reap Big Results, Ryan Stenquist 2019 Brigham Young University Marriott School

Collaboration: How Leaders Avoid The Traps, Create Unity, And Reap Big Results, Ryan Stenquist

Marriott Student Review

From the federal government to long-standing investment banks to small startups, every organization needs sensible and effective collaboration. Morten Hansen’s book, published by the Harvard Business Review Press, offers great frameworks for understanding what disciplined collaboration looks like and how our organizations are performing now.


Book Review: The Innovator's Method, Jennifer Ann Goldsberry 2019 Brigham Young University

Book Review: The Innovator's Method, Jennifer Ann Goldsberry

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Take The Busy Out Of Business, Sarah Romney 2019 Brigham Young University

Take The Busy Out Of Business, Sarah Romney

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


The Genius Of Good Questions, Matthew Erickson 2019 Brigham Young University

The Genius Of Good Questions, Matthew Erickson

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Beginning Of The New Smartphone Era, Braden Terry 2019 Brigham Young University

Beginning Of The New Smartphone Era, Braden Terry

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


Executive Spotlight: Whitney Johnson, Andrea Cabrera 2019 Brigham Young University

Executive Spotlight: Whitney Johnson, Andrea Cabrera

Marriott Student Review

No abstract provided.


The Futurist, Ryan Stenquist 2019 Brigham Young University Marriott School

The Futurist, Ryan Stenquist

Marriott Student Review

Ubiquitous self-driving cars, robot workers, and massive political shifts may seem far away and irrelevant to our day to day lifestyles. However, Mr. Schenker proves that these changes are fast-approaching and come as timely responses to the problems and opportunities of today.


An Arm And A Leg: Medtech Perspectives On Human-Centered Design, Evan D. Poff 2019 Brigham Young University

An Arm And A Leg: Medtech Perspectives On Human-Centered Design, Evan D. Poff

Marriott Student Review

The art of human-centered design accounts for both technological and emotional specifications in order to deliver meaningful products that meet the specific needs of the individual customer. Every business professional can deepen his or her understanding of human-centered design – regardless of our industry of choice – by looking to perspectives that the business of medical technology offers. To that end, this article draws upon interviews with three figures in this remarkable field, distilling their insights on how to cultivate businesses that produce human-centered solutions.


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