URACCAN delivers seed fund to enterprising students from Las Minas campus and its university extensions
Dr Hooker: "We wholeheartedly want to wish you all the best and great luck."
José Garth Medina

Promoting a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship

URACCAN, from the area of Innovation and Intercultural Community Entrepreneurship of the Las Minas campus, and with the financial support of the Norwegian International Student and Academic Assistance Fund (SAIH), provided seeded funds to four students of the careers: Intercultural Nursing, Agroforestry Engineering and Systems Engineering, whose business projects were chosen to receive this institutional benefit. The financing was delivered under the direction of Dr. Alta Hooker, rector of this institution, and the vice-chancellor of this campus, PhD. Angelica Leonor Ruiz Calderón.

Joel Montenegro, coordinator of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship area of URACCAN Las Minas, said funds were given to four students with projects in the food sector, national footwear trade, with amounts exceeding 60 thousand córdobas.

Montenegro noted that, in order to reach this disbursement, students went through a training process at the Kiulna innovation center, where they received workshops to develop business plans with agile methodologies.

Dr Hooker Blandford explained that the projects that were approved by the site's innovation commission are linked to projects that respond to the needs and realities of the region.

"What is being given to them today is not going to solve the whole problem, but it is something that helps them to start that dream that they have in their lives, we want wholeheartedly to wish them the best and great luck," said the rector of URACCAN.

Jerson Manuel Cruz García, engineering student in Systems of the extension of URACCAN in Rosita, said that with this fund he will strengthen his business and move forward to become independent with the project of varied soups with home delivery in the municipality.

Esmilcer Llanes Sosa, a URACCAN Nursing student at Waslala, said this fund helps strengthen his business, which is to offer chicken, beef and pork roasts.

URACCAN in its Misio y Vision clearly states that its students must have capacities with a sense of entrepreneurship and innovation and in practice is achieved through the delivery of funds that help strengthen their entrepreneurship processes.