The Michigan Academy for Developing Entrepreneurs (MADE) is a US-based non-profit organization whose aim is to develop entrepreneurs in emerging economies. MADE was founded by the William Davidson and Zell-Lurie Institutes at the University of Michigan and Poornatha Partnering Entrepreneurs LLP in Madurai, India.


MADE provides Enterprise Development Organizations (EDOs) in emerging economies a repeatable, scalable, transferable and profitable service platform to develop entrepreneurs in their home countries.

The MADE entrepreneur development process centers around rigorous decision making while incorporating information about the company business model, external forces impacting that model, and even personal characteristics and business skills of the entrepreneur.

The MADE platform practically applies deep academic understanding of decision management, survey science, and the entrepreneurial method and therefore, empowers EDOs to help local entrepreneurs make strategic, evidence-based decisions that guide entrepreneur development, drive company value and foster community health.

Meet our leadership team

Paul Clyde

Founding board member and president of the William Davidson Institute at the University of Michigan

Michael Pape

Executive director and professor at the University of Central Florida Business School

Bharath Sankar

Founding board member and Founder and Chief Mentor of Poornatha Partnering Entrepreneurs LLP

Stewart Thornhill

Founding board member and executive director of the Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies at the University of Michigan