Acara Challenge D Prize application deadline approaching 1/22/16

Do you have a big idea to address a global challenge? Win $6000+! The Acara Challenge and D-Prize are partnering to offer our annual UMN social venture plan competition to support students creating entrepreneurial solutions to the world's greatest social and environmental challenges.

The Acara Challenge provides challenges topics, funding, and mentorship for students designing new social enterprise solutions to distribute an effective poverty solution. Challenge areas may include girl's education, energy, government and infrastructure, global health, general education, or your own challenge area. Visit our website to select your Acara D-Prize challenge.

What: Students identify a challenge, develop a social venture solution, and compete for funding to address global poverty challenges.

Who: All current degree-seeking UMN students who are up for the challenge. Must have an idea for a social venture to apply. Applicants may be individuals or teams.

Apply: See competition webpage to apply. This initial short google form application is due by Jan 22, 2016. The final plans are due Feb 12and the final competition will occur Mar 3, 2016.

Questions: Contact Fred Rose at
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