Live Case – Project

Map A4CB’s data sources and workflows; select best warehouse model

A Collaboration Between

Project Synopsis

The overall objective of this project is to map our organization's current data inputs and outputs. The team would first collaborate with A4CB staff to (1) determine all needed external compliance and internal reporting data, inclusive of format, due dates, owner; and (2) determine all of our data inputs. Then, they would map data flows and determine the best option to house all our data. The end goal of this work is to create a unified place from which we can pull all reports we need for funders and partners. We are currently spending far too much of our valuable time manually exporting data, combining data from various sources, and manually manipulating it to answer funder questions.

Project Topics

Company Information

CompanyAllies for Community Business
HQChicago, Illinois
RevenueUnlisted
Employees25-50
StagePre-Revenue Startup
Hiring PotentialN/A
Websitehttps://a4cb.org/

Company Overview

Allies for Community Business (formerly known as Accion Chicago) supports small businesses that strengthen their communities. We provide the capital, coaching, and collaboration entrepreneurs need to succeed. As a nonprofit located on Chicago’s West Side, we prioritize Black, Hispanic/Latinx, women, and low-income entrepreneurs throughout the Chicagoland area and beyond.

Experiential Learning Program Details

SchoolFordham University
Engagement FormatLive Case - Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
CourseWorking Capital Finance MBA Consulting Project (Spring 2021)
LevelN/A
Students EnrolledN/A
Meeting Day & TimeSaturday & Sunday Time TBD
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration11.43 Weeks

Program Timeline

Touchpoints & Assignments Due Date Type
REMINDER OF CONFIDENTIALITY

REMINDER OF CONFIDENTIALITY

During this program, you'll be working on a real project posed by a real industry partner. By registering for the CapSource system and participating in this Program, you are bound by the Rules of Engagement, including strict confidentiality of information shared with you. Please be respectful and professional.
February 15th, 2021 Event na
KICKOFF EVALUATION DUE

KICKOFF EVALUATION DUE

February 15th, 2021 Event na
OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH

OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH

February 17th, 2021 Event na
Kickoff Webinar

Kickoff Webinar

Meeting link:
February 17th, 2021 Event na
SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR Q&A

SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR Q&A

March 24th, 2021 Event na
Mid-Point Check-In Q&A Webinar

Mid-Point Check-In Q&A Webinar

Meeting link:
March 31st, 2021 Event na
TEMPERATURE CHECK SURVEY DUE

TEMPERATURE CHECK SURVEY DUE

April 4th, 2021 Event na
Final Presentation Webinar

Final Presentation Webinar

Meeting link:
May 5th, 2021 Event na
SUBMIT FINAL DELIVERABLE SUBMIT FINAL DELIVERABLE
May 7th, 2021 Submission Required submission-required
OFFICIAL PROJECT END

OFFICIAL PROJECT END

May 8th, 2021 Event na
END OF PROJECT SELF EVALUATION DUE

END OF PROJECT SELF EVALUATION DUE

May 15th, 2021 Event na
END OF PROJECT PEER EVALUATION DUE

END OF PROJECT PEER EVALUATION DUE

May 15th, 2021 Event na

Key Project Milestones

Project Resources

There are no resources currently available

Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Jennie Motto Mesterharm

[email protected]

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Assigned Students

There are currently no students assigned.