SLU Center for Entrepreneurship hosts "Chasing the Sun"
The John Cook School of Business Center for Entrepreneurship recently hosted the third annual Chasing the Sun event where high school students from around the world team to solve problems. Each team presents the next with a set of problems to solve and the receiving team is tasked with developing entrepreneurial business solutions for those problems. Only 12 students from the St. Louis area were invited to participate in this elite event.
Students from around the world, including St. Louis, Madrid, Spain; Werengal, India; and Dubbo, New South Wales participated this year.
The St. Louis area teams included students from MICDS, McCluer North, Ritenour, Christian Brothers College High School, Crossroads College Prep, St. Louis University High School, Grand Center Arts Academy, Webster High School and Fox High. These students were given the following problems to solve from their counterparts in Australia:
- How can we lower the amount of drugs produced and used?
- Kangaroos are destroying crops and drinking water… How do we keep them away from farm crops?
- How can we improve tourism in Dubbo and encourage people to move away from the coast to settle in Dubbo to improve our local economic growth?
As part of the final project each team creates a video that discusses their solutions. A compilation of the final projects will be available soon.
For more information about Chasing the Sun, please contact: Laura Gardner, firstname.lastname@example.org.View All News