Entrepreneurs live in all corners of the world. But the expertise, networks and inspiration needed to launch and grow their businesses are far from universal.
We are educators dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship through dynamic, results-based programs in low- and middle-income countries. With an agile, adaptive working style, we collaborate with partners to design innovative programs and curricula customized for both aspiring and established entrepreneurs. We also train local trainers on technical content and pedagogy so they can deliver the programs effectively. We work with an extensive network of faculty and educators at the University of Michigan and beyond to design and deliver training that helps entrepreneurs navigate real-world challenges. Whether in-person, virtually, or in a hybrid format, we also provide trainers and institutions support throughout the life of a program. Entrepreneurs completing our interactive, practical programs get the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to succeed.
We design our programs around six key focus areas vital to every aspiring or established entrepreneur: Mindset, Markets, Money, Management, Mentorship and Measurement. As captured in WDI’s 6M Entrepreneurship Development Model, this comprehensive approach equips participants with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to start or scale their businesses.
Kristin Babbie Kelterborn is a Senior Project Manager with Entrepreneurship Development Center, where she applies her expertise in entrepreneurship education to design and implement projects supporting entrepreneurs in low- and middle-income countries. Before joining WDI, Kelterborn was a research analyst at an innovation accelerator where she conducted market research and provided business development support for social enterprises.
At the EDC, our programs are innovative and results-driven. We custom design programs to respond to the needs of each unique entrepreneurship ecosystem, offering entrepreneurs in low- and middle-income countries skills and tools to launch and scale their businesses. Learn more about our offerings and partnership opportunities by downloading our Capabilities Statement.