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Fowler Center Announces 2020 Flourish Prize Finalists

Posted 4.3.2020

The Fowler Center is proud to announce the 76 Finalists for the 2020 Flourish Prizes.

It is with a great sense of gratitude that we thank you for the role you play in the celebration of Business as an Agent of World Benefit. On a global scale, we are recognizing the positive impact of today’s business leaders and changing the way tomorrow’s leaders are taught.

By shifting the core questions asked, AIM2Flourish brings the transformative method of Appreciative Inquiry to professors and students globally. Through the lens of the UN Global Goals for Sustainable Development (Global Goals), students identify business innovation models, and share these stories on the global AIM2Flourish website. These next business leaders are discovering innovations that promote economic prosperity while contributing to a healthy world and human well-being.

As part of our mission to demonstrate the power of Business as an Agent of World Benefit, each year we honor the best-of-the-best stories with 17 Flourish Prizes - one for each UN Sustainable Development Goal. The stories recognize the accomplishments of the student-author(s), the professor who oversaw the story’s publication, and the business leader interviewed for the story.

In 2019, we published an astonishing 824 student-written, inspiring innovation stories from all corners of the globe. The 2020 Flourish Prizes Finalists include 76 stories from 35 universities in 17 countries under the guidance of 42 different professors. The businesses profiled come from 22 countries and more than 20 industries.

The 76 Flourish Prize Finalists

Keys2Progress Featuring Progressive Insurance in the United States written by Ganesh Kumaraswamy from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of the AIM2Flourish Team.

A Super App Connecting Drivers and Communities Featuring GoJek in Indonesia written by Tori Santo Tomas and Felicia Lo from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Trevor Zink.

Indonesia's Super App Bettering Lives of 2 Million Partners Featuring GoJek in Indonesia written by Ariel Wibowo, Esther Indiarto, Tungga Basuki and Grace Trask from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies.

CAUSEGEAR: Freedom through Fashion Featuring CAUSEGEAR in the United States written by Shannon Mcweeny and Catherine Larrison from Loyola University Chicago under the direction of Nancy Landrum.

Committed to the Environment and Society Featuring Brand Solutions in Colombia written by Oscar Ramos and Iván Domínguez from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López.

The Story of How One Company is Making the World a Better Place One Textile at a Time Featuring Sustainable Threads in United States written by Liam Kelleher, Katarzyna Kasztelan, Julia Pikaart, Eric Martinez, Christian Capuano and Ernest Goldberg from Fairleigh Dickinson University Silberman College of Business under the direction of Gerard Farias.

Serving as a Growth Partner for SMEs Featuring IBK Co-up Financing in the Republic of South Korea written by Kim Junhwan from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya.

Hogaru, the Company that says #NoToInformality in Colombia Featuring Hogaru in Colombia written by Angie Lara and Lina Castro from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López.

TAMGA Designs: Sustainably Stunning, Ethically Made Featuring Tamga Designs in Canada written by Sarah Abdu from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho.

Pizzeria Making Social Change One Slice at a Time Featuring Pixza in Mexico written by Sandra Moreno, Tanya Lilian Ramirez Guzman, Alicia Fernández and Mirelia Rios from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-De-La-Torre.

Inclusion Drives Innovation: Visual Disability and Autonomy Featuring Strap Technologies in Mexico written by Héctor Serrano, Maryangel García Ramos, Emmanuel Martinez and Jorge Miguel Castañeda Himmelspach from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Fernanda Concha.

On My Own Featuring Drive On My Own in India written by Nitin Singh Bundela, Kaiwal Shah, Aatish Agrawal, Nikunj Agarwal, Megha Goel and Aakansha Na from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal.

A Worldwide Tool, Inspired by a Daughter Featuring TippyTalk in Ireland (Eire) written by Sinead English, Monisha Manjunath, Krati Parth, Clarrel Rodrigues and Nicole Massey from Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick under the direction of Meredith Storey.

A Second Chance for Former Inmates Featuring Manos Libres in Mexico written by Noah Nusbaum, Kyle Earley and Jose Mojica from Kent State University under the direction of David Dubois.

Innovation To Preserve The Future Featuring KinoSol in the United States written by Mirka Molina, Farah Khan, Kayla Bahr, Andy Fleurantin and Anneliese Dyer from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) under the direction of Gerard Farias.

Food as a Catalyst for Community Change Featuring Prep Table in Great Britain & Northern Ireland written by Nicole Muller, Lydia Ahmed-Yahia, Rebecca Ljungberg and Astrid Stolz from Glasgow Caledonian University under the direction of Colquhoun Ferguson.

Making Food Out Of Thin Air Featuring Solar Foods in Finland written by Markus Penttilä, Matthew Kern, Nina Niemi and Olga Shaleeva from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Anna Dziuba.

It's All In The Peel Featuring Apeel Sciences in the United States written by Martine Lovas from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Jeff Thies.

The Food Revolution App: Fighting Food Waste Featuring OLIO in Great Britain & Northern Ireland written by Diana Tokar, Stephanie Shaw, Bernadette Wright and Arif Shamudeen from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel.

Digitization of Healthcare Featuring Sthetho Health Systems in India written by Arushi Kapila, Parth Ajmera, Sourabh Kale, Ashi Garg and Abhishek Kumar from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal.

Empowering Women and Ending Period Stigma Featuring TABOO in Australia written by Shanika Saputantrie from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi.

The Creation Of Liquid I.V. Featuring LIQUID I.V. in the United States written by Melissa Vargas from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Joseph Markert.

Hop On Board Featuring Shred.Co in the United States written by Alexandria Oliva, Karim Williams and Paul O'Beirne from St. John's University under the direction of Charles Wankel.

Sun Safety Simplified Featuring Suncayr in Canada written by Chloe Sciuk, Brady Gough, Shaomei Chi, Derek Smith and Laila Khan from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga.

The First Circular Economy Eyewear from Flint Featuring Genusee in the United States written by Tony Hoyt, Alexandra Criscuolo and Savannah Parsons from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Kristina Kohl.

Sustainable Biopolymers Made with Avocado Seed Featuring BIOFASE in Mexico written by Javier Flores, Francisco Ochoa Castillo, Javier Berecochea and Fernando Maldonado from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco.

BIOFASE: The Solution from Avocado Seed Featuring BIOFASE in Mexico written by Vania Urbina Guerra, Cinthia Itzel Saenz Chavez and Cinthia Alcazar Hernandez from Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey (ITESM) under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López.

Infinited Fiber Featuring Infinited Fiber Company in Finland written by Mirkka Henttonen from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Anna Dziuba.

Giving Plastic Bottles a Second Chance Featuring DGrade in the United Arab Emirates written by Francisco Jorge from IPMI International Business School under the direction of Amelia Naim Indrajaya.

Rethinking Waste: From Oil to Clothing Featuring Fracking BackPack in Argentina written by Mora Basilotta, Carla Silvana Basilotta, Ornella Basilotta and Ignacio Martínez from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Aleandra Scafati.

Making Quality Education Accessible to Everyone Featuring Kytabu in Kenya written by Jesszika Udvari, Paul Gibson, Anuja Verma and Manuel Abascal from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco and Francisco Layrisse.

Programando para el Futuro Featuring Laboratoria in Mexico written by Cesia De La Garza, Kristina Ayon, Lucero Muñoz and Ana Aguilar from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-De-La-Torre.

Impact Hotel for the Socially Conscious Traveler Featuring Hotel con Corazón in Nicaragua written by Laura Puelinckx, Sara Ioana Popa Bucur, Ana Maria Londoño and Maria Catalina Perez from Universidad de Navarra under the direction of Isabel Rodriguez Tejedo.

Helping the World Book by Book Featuring Textbooks for Change in Canada written by Daniel Kantor, Justin Arbus, Sherry Chadwick and Emilie Norris-Roozmon from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga.

Protecting Motherhood Featuring Maatritva in India written by Vishal Sharma and Tanushka Malhotra from Goa Institute of Management under the direction of Divya Singhal.

Balancing It Out Featuring Sodexo in India written by Akshay Kirti Mishra, Avani Mittal, Chandan Amarnani, Arusha Vaidya, Chinmay Sharma and Saatyaki Panigrahi from KJ Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research under the direction of Shiji Lyndon.

Empower Women and Increase Productivity in Companies Through Flextime Jobs Opportunities Featuring Bolsa Rosa in Mexico written by Angelica Aracely Merla Chavez, Aracely Mariscal and Mariana Irigoyen from Universidad de Monterrey under the direction of Consuelo Garcia-De-La-Torre.

Una Tienda Hecha a Mano y con el Corazón Desde el Chocó / Culture and Tradition Woven by Hand from Chocó Featuring La Chocoanita Tienda SAS in Colombia written by Andres Chacon from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López.

Healing the Publishing Industry Featuring Tsehai Publishers in the United States written by Kallie Kampfl and Luca Basilone from Loyola Marymount University under the direction of Trevor Zink.

War2Peace: Converting Maoists’ Guerilla Trail into Trekking Route Featuring The Guerilla Trek in Nepal written by Dikshya Nepal, Abhilasha Sharma and Sachin Bhurtel from People's Campus under the direction of Narayan Manandhar.

'Bee'ing Thoughtful in Consulting Featuring Humblebee LLC in the United States written by Rosalie Walton from Saint Joseph's University under the direction of Ron Dufresne.

New Life, New Taste Featuring Beer "La Roja" in Colombia written by Carlos Alberto Gonzalez Sanchez, Rafael Restrepo Rodriguez and Jeimi Moscoso from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López.

The Road to Clean Water Featuring Grosche International in Canada written by Stephanie Svaikauskas, Seth England and Emily Stacy from Beyond Borders under the direction of Matthew Mulhern.

Creating Clean Water From Air Featuring Watergen USA in the United States written by Amit Solomon, Joseph Ferrandino, Lauren Long, Anthony Mullen and Denise Mosquera from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Joseph Markert.

Circular Economy World Is (in) Your Oyster Featuring Providentiel Coquillages in Corsica written by Camille Labrousse from Toulouse Business School under the direction of Delphine Lopez.

Agua de Vida Featuring Ecofiltro in Guatemala written by Jackson Brown from Wittenberg University under the direction of Sunny Jeong.

Turning Food Waste into a Better Future Featuring Agro Recycling Ab in Finland written by Anna Ketola, Alina Kaarnisto, Viktoriia Shishkova and Kevin Kainulainen from Hanken School of Economics under the direction of Martin Fougere and Anna Dziuba.

LuminAID's Story Featuring LuminAID in the United States written by Abhineet Jain, Ashton Smith, Geetam Patchigolla and Augustine Amaquandoh from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Kenneth Welch.

Clean Energy from the Sea? Featuring Catalina Sea Ranch in the United States written by Steven Finan from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Joseph Markert.

Wind and Solar Energy as an Efficient Source of Energy Featuring juwi in Germany written by Deniz Cinar and Sevilay Akkus from Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK) under the direction of Katharina Spraul and Julia Hufnagel.

Chasing The Perfect Pellet Featuring Petoskey Plastics in the United States written by Gina Masterka from Case Western Reserve University - Weatherhead School of Management under the direction of David Cooperrider.

Climate, Carbon and Energy Solutions Featuring South Pole in World Wide written by Minalee Busi from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi.

High Tech Recycling Featuring TUSTI in the Netherlands (Holland) written by Sergii Zhabynets and Yating Ren from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

Tecnologi¬≠a de Micoalgas Salvando Vidas | Microalgae Technology Saving Lives Featuring Biomitech in Mexico written by Areli Teutle, Ariadna Vicencio, Isabel Ortiz and from Universidad Popular Autónoma del Estado de Puebla under the direction of Crishelen Kurezyn Diaz.

Sustainable Housing for All Featuring Casa para Ensamblar in Mexico written by Darío Genolet, Mariana Martinez Ramirez and Juan Carlos Flores Hesiquio from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco.

Energryn, Hybrid Technology Featuring Fricaeco América in Mexico written by Nelly Matzi Salas Flores, Moisés Carbajal, Vladimir Cruz and Gabriela Gavica from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Alejandro Rios.

Revolutionizing the Need for Energy Featuring SkyCool Pty Ltd. in Australia written by Raj Padliya from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi..

Sustainable Schools Featuring Hivve Technology in Australia written by Tim Ferguson from Monash University under the direction of Gitanjali Bedi.

Molding a Greener Community Featuring PolyMolding in the United States written by William Wu, Ryan Gallagher, Myera Mian and Ritvik Raj from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Kenneth Welch.

Construyendo Contigo Featuring CEMEX in Mexico written by Juan Carlos Castro and Verónica Barroso from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Martin H Bremer.

A TIREless Effort for a Brighter Future Featuring Mamut in Bolivia written by Joseline Galindo, Manuel Morales, Mauricio Rubio and Lucía García from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Ezequiel Reficco.

Sustainable Community Featuring Pueblo Chapelco in Argentina written by Amalia Curutchet and Mariana Curutchet from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Argentina under the direction of Aleandra Scafati.

Urban Agricultural Innovation Featuring WaterFarmers in Canada written by Harkirat Khunkhun, Nicole Evans, Stephanie Guhl, Mitch Riddell and Ryan Landreville from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga.

A New Meaning to Clean Eating Featuring Newport Restaurant Group in the United States written by Josephine Schofield, Jenna Dimartinis, Stephanie Lamond, Sandra Salamanca and Rebecca Reynolds from Bryant University under the direction of Eileen Kwesiga.

4ocean Featuring 4ocean in the United States written by Bobby Moriarty, George Naranjo and Peninnah Drakeford from Fairleigh Dickinson University (FDU) under the direction of Aixa Ritz.

NATPAKING, WATERPROOF AND BIODEGRADABLE PACKAGES Featuring Acelflex SAS in Colombia written by Diego Mauricio Vega and Laura Angel from Universidad Externado de Colombia under the direction of Gustavo A Yepes López.

A Budding Idea: Plant-Based Cosmetics Featuring Veriphy Skincare in Canada written by Aoife Pucchio and Mark Wilson from University of Guelph under the direction of Ruben Burga.

We Make Forestry Matter Featuring Proteak in Mexico written by Luis Evaristo Hinojosa Robles, Ricardo Ramirez Corona, Miguel Angel Naranjo Carmona and Maribel Galindo from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Christiane Molina.

Green Oasis in the Desert Featuring BAUER Resources GmbH in Germany written by Artem Vinokurov, Alis Endres, Issa Adamou Djelika, Daria Dorosheva and Olesia Trubnikova from National Research University Higher School of Economics under the direction of Ekaterina Ivanova.

An Agricultural Revolution Featuring AeroFarms in the United States written by Angie Gomes, Alexander Shemitz, Mubeen Butt, Kait Wood and Taha Salahddine from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Joseph Markert.

Dragonflies on the Golf Course Featuring Biohabitats in the United States written by Julia Button, Olivia Dorr and Kayleigh Sevinsky from The University of Toledo under the direction of Joe Cooper.

Imagining a World Where All Are Inspired to Live Sustainably Featuring Futerra in the United States written by Eliza Edge, Sarah Hutcherson and Lindsey Strange from Bard MBA in Sustainability under the direction of Kristina Kohl.

A Marketplace of Good Deeds Featuring BOP in Mexico written by Evelyn Garrido, Mario Luis Gonzalez, Daniel Cajero and Elizabeth De Leon Salazar from EGADE Business School Tecnologico de Monterrey under the direction of Martin H Bremer.

HelloScience Featuring Novozymes in Denmark written by Jay Patel, Mabel Yeboah, Kyle Loesner, Quadir Walker and Christine Gim from Rutgers Business School under the direction of Joseph Markert.

Innovation Consultancy in Business Transformation and Social Impact Featuring Cirklo in Mexico written by Rebeca Huerta Pena from TIAS School for Business and Society under the direction of Mirjam Minderman.

Meeting Humanitarian Needs Featuring NeedsList in Canada written by Heather Sharpe from York University- Schulich School of Business under the direction of Charles Cho.


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