Spring 2022 Cycle: Winners

The Center for Emerging Markets is supported by a generous gift from Venkat and Pratima Srinivasan that allows Undergraduate and Graduate students enrolled in full-time programs at Northeastern University to conduct research, organize a conference, explore a startup idea, participate in a service project, or pursue another innovative project that addresses pressing problems in emerging markets.  

Startup: Making sneakers more versatile

Advit Agarwal, D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Designing sneakers with detachable/replaceable soles 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
William Kovarik, College of Engineering/College of Science

Adding toilets to a school building built by Engineers Without Borders in Guatemala. This 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

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

Conference: Learning from Israel's Start-up Ecosystem

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

Organizing an 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

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

Learn more about the Srinivasan Family Awards and how to apply!