Professor Joao Resende-Santos works with business incubators designed to alleviate poverty. It’s a twist on the traditional model ––and an eye-opener for his Bentley students. Each year he brings a group to Incubadora Afro Brasileira in Rio de Janeiro to work with poor, uneducated and passionate entrepreneurs. Students related to that entrepreneurial spirit and come away with a deeper understanding of what drives development in a global society. In the video below, Professor Resende-Santos talks about poverty alleviation, entrepreneurship and his experience with business incubators in Brazil and Cape Verde.
Joao Resende-Santos, associate professor of International Studies at Bentley University, focuses on international economic development and U.S.-Latin American Relations. He has written extensively on international politics and currently directs the Brazil Short-Term Program, which connects Bentley students with entrepreneurs at a business incubator in Rio de Janeiro.