Spring 2022 Cycle: Winners

The Inaugural Spring 2022 Student Grant Cycle was made possible by a gift to the Center for Emerging Markets by the Srinivasan Family.

Startup: Making sneakers more versatile

Advit Agarwal, D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Sneakers with detachable/replaceable sole to make sports more accessible in emerging markets


Social Project: Adding toilets to a school in Guatemala

Rachel Cohen, Khoury College of Computer Science/College of Science; Claire Orklid, College of Engineering; Thomas Cahill, College of Engineering and William Kovarik, College of Engineering/College of Science

Adding toilets to a school building built by Engineers Without Borders in Guatemala. Will impact about 80-100 children studying at the school


Research: Algae bioreactors to revolutionize farming and nutrition in poor countries

Chase Leffers, College of Engineering

Revolutionizing micro-farming and food logistics by miniaturizing algae bioreactors and modifying the nutrient profile to produce a complete meal replacement—potentially a more sustainable way to produce healthier food in poor countries 


Investment Lab: Learning to invest in Chinese stocks

Olivia Meredith, D'Amore-McKim School of Business; Vishaan Shetty, D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Create a simulated Investment Fund to learn about investing in China, and organize a student investment competition with prizes (to be run by student-run Chinese Markets Club)


Conference: Learning from Israel's Start-up Ecosystem

Morgan BrodskyD'Amore-McKim School of Business; Marisa Palace, D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Organize on-campus conference on Israel's start-up ecosystem and its implications for Emerging Markets


Startup: Healthy drink from Ecuadorian Amazon

Jhonatan Serrano, D'Amore-McKim School of Business/College of Social Sciences and Humanities

Produce “BOOST2GO,” a natural energy drink with key ingredient from Ecuador, which will help local producers and promote a locally-developed proprietary cap technology