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UMass Worcester- Student takes home prize at U. Washington's Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition

University of Massachusetts Medical School student Max Fraden, Class of 2013, teamed up with business student Charles Ishimwe from the Adventist University of Central Africa in Rwanda to take home the $10,000 Grand Prize in the 6th annual Global Social Entrepreneurship Competition (GSEC) for their plan to use the world's first commercially available pedal generator as an affordable, safe, and clean lighting alternative to kerosene in rural Rwanda. Awarded by the Global Business Center at the University of Washington's Michael G. Foster School of Business, the GSEC is a business plan competition in which students from around the world-and across fields of study-develop creative, commercially sustainable solutions to problems of poverty in the developing world. More... 

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