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Felipe Vergara and Lumni: Launching an Innovation in a Developing Economy


Gosia Glinska


University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

S. Venkataraman


University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Bidhan L. Parmar


University of Virginia - Darden School of Business

Saras D. Sarasvathy


University of Virginia - Darden School of Business


Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0083

Abstract:     
The case chronicles the development of Lumni, Inc., an international start-up offering innovative mechanisms for financing higher education. It focuses on: the details of decision making required to transform an idea into a viable business; building partnerships; the challenge associated with raising venture capital; and the challenges of creating a new market where human capital can be traded to finance higher education.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 15

Keywords: financing, decision making, entrepreneurship, leadership, strategy, innovation

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Date posted: October 21, 2008  

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Glinska, Gosia and Venkataraman, S. and Parmar, Bidhan L. and Sarasvathy, Saras D., Felipe Vergara and Lumni: Launching an Innovation in a Developing Economy. Darden Case No. UVA-ENT-0083. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1278400

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Gosia Glinska (Contact Author)
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business ( email )
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
S. Venkataraman
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
Bidhan L. Parmar
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business ( email )
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
Saras D. Sarasvathy
University of Virginia (UVA) - Darden School of Business ( email )
P.O. Box 6550
Charlottesville, VA 22906-6550
United States
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