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The Prosper Foundation

The Prosper Foundation is a Not-for-Profit organization that supports entrepreneurship & innovation. It facilitates interdisciplinary collaboration using consumer insights as the common language.

Founded in 1993 by Gary Drenik & Philip Rist, the Prosper Foundation provides information
grants to leading academic institutions and organizations below. In addition, Prosper’s data has been vetted through dozens of peer review articles and conferences. For academic publications or commercial conferences, the data has produced the underlying input for research which has been published in these journals.

• Auburn University
• Columbia Business School – Center on Global Brand Leadership
• IE University (Spain)
• Michigan State University
• Northwestern University
• Shanghai Institute of Commercial Development
• Texas Tech University
• The Ohio State University Department of Eastern Asian Languages & Literatures
• The Ohio State University Department of Consumer Sciences
• The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business
• University of Arkansas
• University of Notre Dame
• University of South Carolina
• University of Tennessee
• University of Wisconsin
• Valdosta State University

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Prosper Business Development
7100 N High Street, Suite 107
Worthington, Ohio 43085
614-846-0146 • FAX 614-846-0156