Bradford-Osborne Research Award

The Bradford-Osborne Research Award is the first national award recognizing research published in peer-reviewed journals that contributes to advancing the growth of businesses owned by people of color. This annual award will be celebrated in a national presentation on October 22, 2020. In addition to recognizing groundbreaking research, the award seeks to stimulate additional research, provide public and corporate policy makers with insights to guide decision-making, and equip business support organizations to deliver impactful programming. This year we will present awards to three researchers:

Timothy Bates  – “The Economic Development Potential of Minority-Owned Small Businesses”

Tim is the Distinguished Professor of Economics at Wayne State University (ret). Since 1973, Tim has published nearly 100 peer-review articles, 30 articles in the business and popular press, and five books on issues related to entrepreneurs of color. Prior to teaching at Wayne State he was Chair of the Urban Policy Analysis graduate pro-grams at the New School for Social Research and Chair of the Department of Economics at the University of Vermont. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Wisconsin.

Peter Younkin (University of Oregon, Lundquist College of Business) and Venkat Kuppuswamy (Northeastern University, D’Amore-McLKim School of Business) – “The Colorblind Crowd? Founder Race and Performance in Crowdfunding”


OCTOBER 22, 2020

6:00-7:30 pm Eastern

3:00-4:30pm Pacific


More Information:

Michael Verchot

National Lead, Ascend

Mobile Number: 206-572-9521

Michael Verchot

Director, UW Foster School Consulting and Business Development Center

National Lead, Ascend

Mobile Number: 206-572-9521




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