Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:15 – 9:30 am, Fall 2017
In GCC 3005/5005 upper level undergrads and grad students work on multidisciplinary teams of 4-5 students to develop innovative financially-viable venture solutions to address water, energy, food/agriculture, health and livelihoods challenges in India, East Africa and Nicaragua. Each team will work closely with Acara Staff based in India, East Africa and Nicaragua and will have access to various mentors and coaches throughout the semester. Teams will present their venture plans to a panel of potential judges at the end of the course. You can learn more about this course by reviewing the 2016 Course Syllabus. If you are a graduate, professional or upper level undergraduate student, register in April, 2017. Seats are limited to 70.
Students from this course are strongly encouraged to take CEGE 5572 in January, 2018 to develop their solution and then apply for prize funding and fellowships at the Acara Challenge to pilot and launch their venture idea. The most passionate, committed teams from the course are likely to receive seed funding.
This course is accepted as an elective for the following programs: Honors course requirement, Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering B.S., Civil Engineering B.C.E., Entrepreneurial Management B.S.B., International Business B.S.B., Public and Nonprofit Management B.S.B., Entrepreneurial Management Minor, Leadership Minor, Product Design Minor, and the Sustainability Studies Minor.