Title

A Virtual Incubator Framework for Biobased Entrepreneurship

Abstract

This paper creates a framework for rural green business development in the realm of biobased ventures. Business incubators are well recognized as mechanisms for facilitating startup ventures, but access to these services is limited for those engaging in rural economic development (Rangarajan, Ziemer, Long, 2010). Data collected from a public private partnership in Northern Illinois is used to model a virtual incubator designed to provide access to expertise, funding sources, and other information that is vital for clean technology venture development. This model can be used to bolster entrepreneurship research specifically related to bioenergy and clean technology venture development in rural areas.

Meeting Name

31st Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management (2010: Oct. 13-16, Fayetteville, AR)

Department(s)

Engineering Management and Systems Engineering

Keywords and Phrases

Biobased Entrepreneurship; Bioenergy; Bioindustrial Commercialization; Clean Technology Venture Development; Business Incubators; Economic Development; Funding Sources; Public Private Partnerships; Industrial Engineering; Rural Areas

International Standard Book Number (ISBN)

9781617824449

Document Type

Article - Conference proceedings

Document Version

Citation

File Type

text

Language(s)

English

Rights

© 2010 American Society for Engineering Management (ASEM), All rights reserved.

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