Ouafaa Hmaddi is a doctoral candidate at the Lundquist College of Business. She received her B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingenieurs and MPA from Cornell University as a Fulbright Scholar. Her research lies at the intersection of strategy and entrepreneurship economics. Using experimental and quasi-experimental approaches, she investigates the outcomes and antecedents of entrepreneurs' early-stage resource acquisition through institutional intermediaries. Her projects are based in a range of contexts including public funding programs, startup acceleration programs, and crowdfunding.