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Acara Challenge Reception

March 1 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Free

The Acara Challenge is a competition for undergraduate and graduate students from all UMN campuses that are seeking money to pilot their ideas for impact ventures that address social and environmental challenges. Students receive intensive training and mentoring to learn how to best pitch their ideas at the competition, then compete for up to $500 in competition prizes and $5,000 in fellowship funding. Applications are accepted from students from all majors and in all stages of project development.

The reception will include:

4:30 – 5:30 pm: Poster session
An opportunity to meet one-on-one with the Acara Challenge 2018 participants, accompanied by appetizers.

5:30 – 6:15 pm: Welcome and Acara Challenge 2018 Short Pitches
Following a brief introduction, you’ll hear 2-minute pitches from participating teams on their innovative venture solutions to local and global grand challenges. Following the pitches, the audience will vote on the recipients of crowd-favorite awards.

6:15 – 6:30 pm: Award Ceremony & Wrap Up
Announcement of the winners of the 2018 Acara Challenge.

Please contact Courtney Peters (pete9668@umn.edu) if you’re interested in attending!

 

Interested in attending the student’s presentations?
Come to the Acara Challenge Judging sessions.

Tuesday, February 27, Undergraduate Division:

8:00 – 8:30 am Shakti Dena: Women Cervin’ Women Health Fairs
8:30 – 9:00 am uGIS
9:00 – 9:30 am Educowtion
9:30 – 10:00 am Mossier Social Action and Innovation Center
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 am The Toilet Company
10:45 – 11:15 am Depósito de Confianza

Wednesday, February 28, Graduate Division:

8:00 – 8:30 am Creating Beneficial Nonprofit-Private Partnerships in the Twin Cities
8:30 – 9:00 am mediGPS
9:00 – 9:30 am Wings of the Night
9:30 – 10:00 am La Sante Naturelle
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45 am The Lost & Found Association
10:45 – 11:15 am Aelios Technology

Details

Date:
March 1
Time:
4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Institute on the Environment
Phone:
612-624-6973
Website:
http://environment.umn.edu

Venue

Weisman Art Museum
333 E River Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN 55455 United States
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