IGL Projects

IGL is undertaking and supporting a number of randomised trials globally.

What are the most effective methods to match entrepreneurs with mentors within the context of (online) entrepreneurship education?

This trial seeks to understand the causal effects of mentorship as an aspect of (online) entrepreneurship education. Do mentors with a more diverse network from the mentee/student have a different impact in entrepreneurship education compared with those with a relatively similar network, and do these impacts depend on the type of strategic approaches the founder chooses? Specifically, the trial will test whether mentees using non-predictive logic and flexibility have positive outcomes compared to those with predictive logic and persistence. 

The trial will then test how a networked mentor can complement or substitute these strategic approaches. The trial should also show how these different factors affect the result in terms of class engagement, satisfaction and even real world outcomes such as raising funding and product releases. 

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