3rd Place – Innovation in Business Education Award (from MABDA)

On August 27th (2015), the Entrepreneurship: Understanding Startup Communities course won 3rd place for the Innovation in Business Education award, which is given by the Mid-American Business Deans Association (MABDA). Thanks go to the MABDA, the MABDA judges, the Lee Honors College, and the students. The proposal was submitted July 1st by John Mueller and Fareed […]

Back to Starting Gate

Prior to the class’s second meeting with the Kalamazoo startup community on Friday,  January 30th, the class revised a framework that was created before the trips to Boulder, CO and Austin, TX. The framework was intended to define and describe the elements that drive a successful startup community. The revision process was a great opportunity for my […]

It’s just the beginning!

About two months ago we first met with our local Kalamazoo community to get a better understanding of what is going on in the Kalamazoo startup scene. Back then, we had little knowledge of entrepreneurship  and startup communities but we were all eager and excited for the opportunity to go visit and meet with entrepreneurs, startups, venture capitalists, […]

Startup community framework and DASH

On Friday, March 27th, my classmates went to Starting Gate to present our framework for factors that affect the vibrancy of startup communities.  This meeting was with 30 members of the Kalamazoo community, including the mayor of Kalamazoo, Bobby Hopewell.  My classmates explained what we have found in our travels to Austin and Boulder that […]