How ENT 340 Came About.... The concept of what is now ENT 340 came from conversations between Professor Jenni Dinger and Professor Chaim Letwin regarding their research in the crowdfunding space. They each study various aspects of crowdfunding platforms and work to understand the components of a campaign and how that relates to the decision of individuals to contribute money to a particular project. Combining the explosive growth of crowdfunding (it will soon exceed venture capital in terms of dollars raised!) with the continued reality of access to capital being a major barrier to pursuing a business, it made sense to create a class to leverage what is known from research on crowdfunding in order to accelerate the startup activity among existing Suffolk students.