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Acara Challenge Judging: Domestic Division

March 1, 2017 @ 8:00 am - 11:45 am


The Acara Challenge is a competition for students with ideas for financially sustainable social 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.

Presentation times will be updated soon. Live stream presentations by clicking here.

Domestic Division:

8:00 – 8:30 am La Mesa is a local, plant-based meal kit delivery service, providing sustainably sourced meal options to busy adults.
8:30 – 9:00 am One Day Tech Providing K-12 teachers in low-income communities an easy-to-use tool that automates the classrooms management, effortlessly keeps parents up-to-date, and builds a student-centered culture of achievement.
9:00 – 9:30 am Health Care Navigator A program where culturally-competent, bilingual staff build personal connections with recent immigrant families, empowering them to use preventive care and community resources.
9:30 – 10:00 am Infinity Blue wants to reduce sex trafficking in Minneapolis by raising awareness and targeting buyers to reduce demand.
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 10:45  am The Local Beat is a marketing ecosystem promoting prosperity for small, local farmers by revolutionizing logistics, purchasing power, safety and what consumers know about their food.
10:45 – 11:15 am Visible Planet is an app/web tool that improves accessibility to resources for low income, refugee, and immigrant communities while simultaneously building an invaluable database to facilitate data driven social impact and policy formation.
11:15 – 11:45 am Folx Because shopping should be easy for any body. We provide one e-commerce story for transgender people to find the products they are looking for.


March 1, 2017
8:00 am - 11:45 am


R380 – Learning and Environmental Sciences
1954 Buford Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55108 United States
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