Acara gives university students a chance to envision and launch successful social businesses. Since 2009, more than 300 students from 20 universities have participated in Acara’s programs, including:
- Acara Challenge – mentors multinational student teams as they develop social businesses through a course and competition
- Acara Summer Institute – brings top teams together in a two-month summer institute to refine and secure funding for their ventures
- Acara Corps Fellowship – funds exceptional students to continue work on their business plans and support other Acara programs
- Acara Sales for Social Impact - Matches teams with small social ventures to boost profitability.
Acara’s initial focus was on water and energy in India. Plans are to expand to Latin America and Uganda, and to address food and water security.