What if you could create an app for a smartphone or tablet? What if your app would allow the user to identify weeds, insects, and diseases in a farm field, so the farmer can make on-the-go adjustments right then and there? What if you could win a competition because of that idea? These three first met in an agricultural entrepreneurship class and formed their business, ScoutPro.
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Teach a Man to Fish, which aims to manufacture and distribute self-sustaining aquaculture kits that would enable families in developing nations to raise fish and grow vegetables, is among 12 regional winners in the competition. Teach a Man to Fish is the result of over three years of research, development and experimentation. The Northwestern group has developed a prototype that requires only sunlight and water, operating on a volt solar system. Talks are also under way with agencies regarding test marketing in Kenya and Uganda. The goal, say the students, is to feed the hungry. In doing so, recipients will have the opportunity to become economically self-sufficient as their time will be freed up to seek employment.
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Programs provide students with an understanding of the many facets of entrepreneurship. Students will learn the process of identifying a business opportunity and developing an organization to establish a new venture. The curriculum provides students with the proper tools to evaluate the feasibility of a new venture and to identify the available resources for assisting an entrepreneur during the start-up phase of the business. Students will have the opportunity to participate and interact with entrepreneurs and venture capitalists from across the state of Iowa and the Midwest through various events, conferences and competitions.
In surprising news , the G. Little positive about this announcement: just not sure if this is about Wisconsin politics or the actual value of the competition? We will stayed tuned to see what happens next. Mass Challenge, a big money business plan competition, is coming up in the news quite a bit saw a mention of it in a Harvard Business Review article recently. From NECN :.