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Kristin Babbie Kelterborn

Manager, Grants & Entreprenership Development; William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Kristin Babbie Kelterborn is a Senior Project Manager with a dual role on WDI’s Grants Management and Entrepreneurship Development teams. Since 2015, she has managed a diverse portfolio of funded projects and has led teams in pursuing new business opportunities. At the Entrepreneurship Development Center, Kelterborn applies her expertise in entrepreneurship education to design and implement projects that support entrepreneurs build and grow their businesses in low- and middle-income countries. Prior to her role at WDI, Kristin was a research analyst at an innovation accelerator where she conducted market research and guided entrepreneurs in building agrifood businesses. She also was a graduate research assistant involved in various internationally focused social science projects, and interned with Thailand’s Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives in Bangkok. Kelterborn has a Master of Science dual-title degree in Rural Sociology/International Agriculture & Development from the Pennsylvania State University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Relations & Policy from James Madison College at Michigan State University.

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Strategizing a Recipe for Success: Chef Fajer Al Mansoori Looks to Grow
Fajer Al Mansoori is a 38-year-old chef and food entrepreneur based in Manama, the capital of Bahrain. She dreams of doubling her revenues in the next two years and going…
Publication Date: 06/20/2023 Product ID: 3-275-023
A Social Entrepreneur Explores Alternative Business Models During the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Case of Rawan Hudaifa
In 2020, Rawan Hudaifa, the Syrian migrant and entrepreneur behind Tina Zita (TZ), found her social enterprise in dire circumstances amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to public fear, a ban…
Publication Date: 05/06/2021 Product ID: 2-918-962
A Cheese Producer Pursues a New Market through E-commerce: The Case of Mohamed Bakkar
When Mohamed Bakkar started Besma in 2016, he was among the few producers of Syrian-style cheese in Istanbul. About five years later, while Bakkar had a customer base of ten…
Publication Date: 05/06/2021 Product ID: 3-090-835