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Past Freeman Fellows

2019 Freeman Fellows

 
2019 Freeman Fellows In 2019, MBA students (L to R) Christopher Branyord, Philipp Steinmueller, and Andrew Petty conducted feasibility analyses, and prepared marketing and strategy plans for the overseas expansion of Tech Kichi, a Japan-based startup that teaches coding through the use of programmable robots.

2018 Freeman Fellows

 
2018 Freeman Fellows

In 2018, MBA students (L to R) Tiffany Yoshida, Jordan Ozaki, Sarah Ann Ota, and Janelle Bremer were selected to assist The Company, a Japan-based firm that operates shared office and co-working spaces in Fukuoka prefecture, with its expansion plans into Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and U.S. The students spent four weeks on site at The Company. Each team member prepared a marketing plan for one of the four new country locations. The scope of work included developing competitor analyses, pricing strategies, customer segmentation and marketing implementation plans. To accomplish this task, each team member paired with a mentor from The Company who was directly involved in their particular country expansion planning. 

2017 Freeman Fellows

 
2017 Freeman Fellows Team In 2017, MBA students Lane Opulauoho, Reed Sakamoto and Blake Ishizu were sent to Tokyo, the capital city of Japan. During their four-week stay, the team worked closely with an innovative tech company to expand their robotic product to the U.S. market. Through analysis of potential customer segments and stakeholders, the team provided the company with an in-depth identification of U.S. channels to consider.

2016 Freeman Fellows

 
2016 Freeman Fellows

For the second summer in a row, PACE sent a team of graduate students to Vietnam for a month to work on an entrepreneurial project. MBA students Amanda Anderson, Charles Bowen, Adrian Catalan, and Jori-Anne Jasper conducted due diligence, interviewing more than 35 executives, to develop a business model for a company looking to make investments in educational opportunities, specifically in English and distance education.

 

2015 Freeman Fellows

 
2015 Freeman Fellows

In summer 2015, JD/MBA students Lauren Kurashige and Tuan La, along with, Vietnam Executive MBA (VEMBA) students Jack Hua and Erin Hoang Anh Nguyen collaborated over the course of six weeks to complete a feasibility analysis for a Vietnamese angel investment network for Shidler College of Business VEMBA alumni.

With a network of almost 400 graduates working in various senior management positions in Vietnam, the Freeman Fellows found that this group possesses the business acumen, net worth, and network needed in an angel network. Moreover, the Fellows found that the alumni are enthusiastic and supportive of the creation of such a network.