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Acara

Mission

Acara’s mission is to develop scalable business solutions to address global societal and environmental challenges. Our mission has two components: education and impact.

Education

  • Educate and inspire the next generation of environmental leaders through innovative entrepreneurship programming in which students identify the problems and design scalable solutions.
  • Bring global challenges into the classroom to deliver real-world project experiences requiring academic rigor, multidisciplinary teamwork, leadership, customer exploration, international experience, and real world business deliverables.

Impact

  • Fund and incubate the best business ideas and the most passionate entrepreneurs beyond the classroom.
  • Guide impactful business solutions from plan to pilot and from launch to growth.
  • Develop a robust global impact entrepreneurship ecosystem of entrepreneurs, ventures, universities, and investors.
PARENT INSTITUTE
Acara is the impact 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.

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