Finally there

Well, it took 1 year, 2 months and 23 days, but I finally finished my PhD fieldwork. Here are some stats.

109 interviews, that’s 80 entrepreneurs, 13 economic development officials, 4 angel investors, 7 bankers and 7 venture capitalists.

Average length of interview: 40 minutes and 23 seconds.

Total tape collected: 69 hours and 40 minutes.

Shortest interview: 20 minutes, 35 seconds.

Longest interview: 78 minutes, 6 seconds

Interviews delayed due to earthquake – 1 (I didn’t feel it, but they evacuated the building)

Now I’ve got till next May to go through all of this and write a dissertation, before they stop paying me.

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