Category Archives: Stories from the Field

Colorado FoodWorks: Pasta with a Purpose

7/11/17 – Colorado FoodWorks is a startup food venture led by four students in the GSSE MBA Program at CSU. Fran, Meghan, Hannah, and Charlie are focused on solving gender inequities through local food. Start with a problem. This is … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of Working Internationally: Sometimes Just Getting There is a Victory

6/27/17 – This blog post is written by GSSE MBA venture team Asante Sana. Team members Keni, Matt, and Evan are dedicated to improving rural electrification in Uganda. First things first though, as the team encounters challenges typical of working internationally… Only … Continue reading

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Altitude and Alpaca: Follow Fair Fibers’ Peruvian Adventure

6/23/17 – This post is written by students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program on the Fair Fibers team. These students – Callie, Herry, and Lucas – are in Peru for the summer investigating the alpaca supply … Continue reading

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Finding our roots and growing our branches in Antigua: Selva Ventures’ first days in Guatemala

6/16/17 – Selva Ventures is a GSSE MBA venture team working to understand the problem of deforestation in Guatemala. We are working with two organizations: Fort Collins based Trees, Water & People and a Guatemalan organization called Utz Ché.  1.6 … Continue reading

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Design Thinking to Save the Pollinators: a Bee-utiful Summer Practicum

6/1/17 – This blog post is written by Montana Williams, a student in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA who is embarking on the summer practicum experience with his teammates Haroon Abasy, Sam Doll, and David Enden, for their … Continue reading

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A Deep Dive into the Waste Problem in the Galapagos

10/3/16 – This blog post was written by students in the GSSE MBA who conducted field work in the Galapagos in regards to overconsumption, waste management, and environmental conservation. The Galápagos Islands have been globally recognized for their high levels … Continue reading

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Impact in Indonesia: Leveraging the Debt for Conservation program

9/30/16 – This post is the second by the team working on agroforestry initiatives in Indonesia this summer for the GSSE MBA field work. Their startup, Mama Bumi, is identifying opportunities in niche industries where they can have an impact. … Continue reading

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A Summer of Firsts: Alex’s Adventure in Africa

9/27/16 – GSSE MBA student Alex Anderson is on the team of students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program who spent their summer conducting market research in Tanzania. This reflection is the 2nd post by this team – you … Continue reading

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Saving the Best for Last: Improving the Quality of Life for the Elderly

7/20/16 – This guest post is written by three students in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program who are working on finding ways to improve the quality of life for the elderly. Please join Nick, Shorouk, and Labeat … Continue reading

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Market Research Tips: The Art of the Interview

7/18/16 – This post is a continuation of the update from the team of GSSE MBA students working on energy access in Uganda. You can read their first post here. During this summer of research, we have found that the … Continue reading

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