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Acara is a social entrepreneurship program of the University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment in partnership with the College of Science and Engineering and the Carlson School of Management. Through Acara’s courses, workshops and field experiences, students develop impact ventures that address societal and environmental challenges.
Do you have any idea for a social venture that could make money and do good? This spring, Acara will teach a series of three courses for individuals, including students and professionals, interested in learning about social entrepreneurship. Register here.
The Acara sequence of courses, and subsequent Challenge, offer a unique way to get involved in creating sustainable solutions for social and environmental change. Find out about the courses and the Challenge. Learn more
SISCA, a program of IonE and the Dow Chemical Company, recognizes and rewards students and universities for innovation and research that encourages and promotes sustainable solutions to the world’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems. Learn more
In May 2014, we will spend three weeks learning about sustainable development challenges and creating venture plans for financially viable solutions in Bangalore, India. Through field trips, discussions and lectures with entrepreneurs and practitioners we will explore challenges related to water, energy, waste, food and more. The Bangalore course application is now closed. Check out the 2013 Delhi study abroad class blog here and 2013 Delhi course syllabus here.