International and ENRICH in the USA
Blandine Chantepie-Kari, an international strategist with 15+ years of experience, public speaker, and grant writer specializes in international trade, Foreign Direct Investment attraction programs, and ecosystem building.
As Program Manager, International Programs at Temple Small Business Development Center (SBDC), Blandine manages the EU-funded ENRICH in the USA program and the International Incubator. In March 2022, she launched the first Temple SBDC International Business Bootcamp (IB2) supported by Temple’s Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER).
As a grant writer, Blandine has created and directed different governmental funded transatlantic programs. As a public speaker, she coordinated and participated at different panels at international conferences, i.e., SelectUSA Summit, BIO, SXSW, and NCURA, ASBDC, and IRI Annual Conferences.
Blandine received a Master’s degree in Economics, majoring in International Business. She is NASBITE Certified Global Business Professional and Growthwheel Certified Business Advisor. She serves on the boards of directors of the French American Chamber of Commerce, Philadelphia Chapter, and of ENRICH Global, and as Elected Consular Councilor of the French Abroad for DC, DE, MD, PA, VA, WV.
About ENRICH in the USA
ENRICH in the USA's mission is to provide collaboration, funding and commercialization support services to European - and from associated countries - researchers/entrepreneurs, startups, and tech SMEs in the USA, and soon in Canada, to maximize their chances to scale globally.
About Temple Small Business Development Center (SBDC)
Temple SBDC is an outreach center of the Fox School of Business and the School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management at Temple University that has served Philadelphia and the surrounding communities since 1983. Temple SBDC's highly trained and experienced staff provides start-up and small businesses with professional knowledge and assistance. Their mission is to help small businesses grow and succeed.