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Ben L

- Research Program Mentor

MBA Master of Business Administration


Business, entrepreneurship, writing, finding your passion, balancing family, athletics & academics, volunteering, dealing with hardship & loss

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Crypto Case Study | In-Depth Market Research on Crypto-currency Businesses

Research financially-oriented crypto businesses across the world. I'm looking for someone who can help me build a deeper understanding of the landscape, and who's capable of putting together detailed information on particular organizations/companies within this space. Especially now as crypto is on the downturn, there could be significant opportunity along the way.

Stanford Start-Up Garage | Prison Reform | Post-Incarceration Job Assistance

Research how to help formerly incarcerated individuals find employment after their time in prison. I have a great deal of industry experience, but could use a helping hand in assembling research on certification providers -- groups and organizations that can prove a formerly incarcerated individual has a set of skills -- to give them tangible opportunities once their parole period has ended. I'm working with Stanford's well-known Start Up Garage program with another McKinsey alumnus interested in developing solutions for our broken prison system.

Securis | Case Study

A case analysis of a prison exploitation business - Securis - a company that is renowned for building business models which are exploitative of vulnerable groups. It's a really important space to uncover, and I'd be interested in digging into the specifics on how they make money and what kind of contracts they've drawn up. I want to design mechanisms to combat what they've done in the prison industry, and it would be great to get a deeper understanding of them as an organization

Upwork | Case Study

A Case study / business model analyzing the company 'Upwork', a freelancing platform connecting individual freelancers to companies who need specific services

Stanford Rebuild | COVID-19 Response in Prisons

How has COVID-19 impacted the prison space and the lives of incarcerated individuals? What has happened to formerly incarcerated individuals during this pandemic and how should we be thinking about this as a society? Would want to focus on clearly quantifiable sources of impact in addition to opinion-led thinking here.

Launch a Social Media Brand | Elevate LLC

Help me to expand my business on social media, including content design and marketing strategy across Instagram, LinkedIn, Facebook and any other relevant platforms.

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