Two pieces of news for those interested in studying entrepreneurship at Fletcher.  The first is actually an update on a previous post, highlighting Adelante, the new venture launched by current MALD student Peter Sacco.  Two nice stories recently appeared in local press locations, BostInno and yesterday’s Sunday Boston Globe and Adelante’s Kickstarter campaign has exceeded the original goal with nearly 300 backers!

The second piece of news is that there are second-round winners of Fletcher’s D-Prize!  The two proposals are:

ComeOnGirls: Raise scholarships for rural girls in China to attend secondary school through social media marketing and public speaking, submitted by Meghan Li, first-year MALD student; and

Light Afghanistan: Develop a solar market in Afghanistan, where approximately only 35% of the country has consistent electric power, submitted by Michael Baskin, Fletcher PhD candidate.

From here, Meghan and Michael have six weeks to submit a business plan and build a team to pilot their start-ups.  To that end, last week they presented their concepts to members of the community who might want to be part of the team.  The final decision on awarding seed funds to one of these ventures will come on March 2, 2017.

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