Culturally Aware Entrepreneurial Education

Award Information
Agency: Department of Agriculture
Branch: N/A
Contract: 2018-33610-28267
Agency Tracking Number: 2018-00899
Amount: $100,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: 8.6
Solicitation Number: N/A
Timeline
Solicitation Year: 2018
Award Year: 2018
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2018-07-01
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2019-02-28
Small Business Information
100 E FILLMORE ST UNIT 232, Phoenix, AZ, 85004-3920
DUNS: 028161725
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Dan Suhr
 Director of Research and Development
 (602) 705-8879
 dan@independentplatform.com
Business Contact
 Dan Suhr
Title: Director of Research and Development
Phone: (602) 705-8879
Email: dan@independentplatform.com
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
This proposal is a response to the Rural and Community Development needs outlined in the RFP to focus on efforts needed to enhance human capital development, build earnings capacity, increase labor force participation and/or promote job creation to the most vulnerable populations in rural communities. The Navajo community drastically underperforms the nation in creation of businesses and jobs for their local economy. The proposed approach to entrepreneurial education has the potential to help rural communities - with different values and cultural drivers - understand entrepreneurship in the context of their culture. The potential is to accelerate the development of businesses and innovation in rural communities that are often lagging in the opportunities afforded urban residents.To accomplish this goal a beta version of a culturally aware entrepreneurial education platform will be created and reviewed with focus group members. The benefit of the effort will allow better understanding of how to automatically adjust interactions and content based on cultural preferences of the students and mentors. The resulting product will be widely applicable to relationships between mentors and mentees, supervisors and employees, and students and teachers.

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