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ASU Poder Training Program

ASU PODER TRAINING PROGRAM TO BE PILOTED AT SOUTH MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

PHOENIX, Ariz.– February 22, 2016 – South Mountain Community College (SMCC) is the first community college to pilot Arizona State University’s (ASU) Poder program. Poder is a social entrepreneurship training program offered at no cost to SMCC students by ASU, with the support of Cisco-sponsored Silicon Valley Community Foundation grants.

Over a period of four weeks, students will learn to apply entrepreneurship skills to solve community problems, while also learning personal success strategies and how to use technology to maximize your positive impact on the world.

Poder is an active, supportive, and non-lecture based program. The Poder training can be applied to non-profit and for-profit projects oriented toward societal impact.

Participating in Poder involves attending four coaching/self-growth meetings and completing self-paced virtual modules. Students will also have the chance to enter a competition for seed funding of up to $5,000 to launch or grow their own project. The Poder training can be applied to non-profit and for-profit projects oriented toward societal impact.

All students enrolled at South Mountain Community College are eligible to apply for the Poder Program. Students from all majors and fields of study are encouraged to apply and there are no GPA restrictions.

Students may be at any stage of existing projects, or may create new projects during Poder. No entrepreneurship experience required to participate.

The projects can be of any scope and nature. For example, projects may be related to social services, food, and restaurant, retail, medical, civic engagement, environmental, art and performance, education, technology, etc.

See informational flyer for additional information. Applications are due on Friday, March 18. For more information and to apply visit, entrepreneurship.asu.edu/poder.