Fred Rose

Portrait: Fred Rose

Fred Rose
Director
Acara
rosex122@umn.edu
612-624-2143

Fred Rose is the co-founder/director of Acara, a program of the Institute on the Environment, at the University of Minnesota. Acara is a series of courses and incubation activities to turn the passion of students and mentors into viable social and environmental ventures in the US and abroad.

Fred has over 30 years of technology and business development experience in corporate, NGO and academic settings.  He was director of technology strategy for Honeywell India. He has helped found social ventures in the US, India and Mexico and has taught social entrepreneurship courses at universities in six countries. He was also the founder of the local non-profit High Tech Kids.

Fred’s current work involves helping others to design solutions to global environmental challenges.