MOBI Newsletter - Winter 2023
Welcome to the quarterly MOBI newsletter for Winter 2023. Each quarter we reach out to our alumni and readers to share important highlights from Santa Clara University’s MOBI program. We hope you will enjoy these updates and continue your relationship with MOBI on your path toward entrepreneurship!
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MOBI Adds New Partner Category
Partnerships help MOBI fulfill our mission of starting businesses and creating jobs by utilizing their direct relationships to bring our free entrepreneurship curriculum to audiences who need and want it most. We have added a new partner category, and now offer three types of partnerships serving organizations around the world. The three partnerships include Friend, Affiliate, and Collaborator, and each is described briefly below. When evaluating potential partners, MOBI primarily considers mission, impact, and audience.
Friend: MOBI Friends are newly established and/or smaller organizations or programs that believe MOBI’s curriculum and courses could benefit their audiences and their objectives in promoting entrepreneurship. Friend partners can recommend MOBI’s popular open courses to their participants/constituents.
Affiliate: MOBI’s Affiliate partners are established/recognized organizations that refer their communities to MOBI’s popular open courses on their websites or through other communication. Affiliate partners often require or suggest an educational component or entrepreneurial training as part of their own programs, and they find it helpful to refer their participants to MOBI’s free, online, and self-paced curriculum.
Collaborator: MOBI’s Collaborator partners are those organizations for whom MOBI develops a co-branded interface, partner-specific login, and customized course(s) on our learning management system (LMS). Collaborators design their custom course by choosing from among MOBI's existing curriculum sessions (36) to create a combination of topics that best fits their needs (minimum of 10 topics required). Collaborator partners are eligible for cross-promotional marketing opportunities, subject to MOBI’s approval. Applicants must submit the Partnership Request survey and then will be contacted to complete a partnership proposal that is subject to approval.
Examples include (but are not limited to) community colleges, technical and vocational training centers, nonprofit organizations, high schools, NGOs, economic development organizations, city or state governmental agencies, funding programs, and other groups.
Visit our Partnerships Page for more information, to submit a Partnership Request, to view some of our inspiring partners, or to view our Partner Comparison Chart (pictured above).
MOBI highlights one theme every week on our social media platforms. We post blogs, videos, lists, and articles on a variety of topics relevant to aspiring entrepreneurs. Based on reader activity, here are some top stories from the past quarter.