Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation

Entrepreneurs Making a Difference for Others

aka OTEF, OTEF/D3Bio, OTEF/AZAdvances   |   PHOENIX, AZ   |  https://otef.org

Mission

The Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation (OTEF) is a grass roots organization that provides entrepreneurial education, mentoring and support to individuals and organizations. Our programs focus in three areas, Small Business Mentoring; Creating Opportunities for Students; and Supporting the Discovery and Development of Health Innovations. We achieve our goals through direct programming, grants, and mission related investments. Our goals are: + To provide a path to economic sustainability to at-risk populations that are often forgotten or left behind; and + To foster an environment where health innovations are discovered, developed, and delivered that benefit people in Arizona, across the U.S. and around the world .

Ruling year info

2006

Chairman

Joan Koerber-Walker

Executive Director

Francine Hardaway

Main address

14401 S 24TH WAY

PHOENIX, AZ 85048 USA

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EIN

20-3779020

NTEE code info

Management & Technical Assistance (S02)

Economic Development (S30)

Business and Industry (S40)

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

OTEF Entrepreneurial Education

OTEF Entrepreneurial Education helps people in at-risk communities become self-sufficient.

Population(s) Served
Adults

D3Bio provides students the opportunity to make connections with industry leaders.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Ethnic and racial groups
Social and economic status

AZAdvances provides funding and support to life science researchers and entrepreneurs.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adults

Where we work

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Case management notes, Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    Our work in the community has identified that access to entrepreneurial capital is one of our greatest limiting factors to achieve our goals. To address this is our focus areas, the OTEF team has worked to: + Improve funding opportunities for women entrepreneurs by assisting in the formation of the Arizona chapter of Golden Seeds which will providing both educational opportunities and funding opportunities for this demographic. + Launched the AZAdavances program to develop sustained funding streams to support the transition of health innovations from the point of discovery into the development pipeline.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Opportunity Through Entrepreneurship Foundation

Board of directors
as of 6/9/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joan Koerber-Walker

Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) and CorePurpose, Inc.

Term: 2006 -

Rob Dunaway

Dunaway Law

Ed Nusbaum

Stealthmode Partners

Board leadership practices

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  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 06/09/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability