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Artizan of the Andes

by Castro, Francisco


In April of 2013, Colorado College hosted a momentous entrepreneurial event for its students. The Big Idea was a pitch event where Colorado College students presented their project idea before a panel of five judges in order to compete for $50,000 in funding towards the project. The panel reviewed the project ideas based on financial stability, effect on quality of life, feasibility and presentation, and the potential impact of the project on the world. In this video clip, entrepreneur Francisco Castro presents his Big Idea, Artizan of the Andes. Francisco Castro was awarded second place and $10,000 for his Big Idea, Artizan of the Andes.


"Andean Collection aims to create luxury accessories from traditional handicrafts and products whose uses and recognition have been decreasing due to the westernization of ways and fashion. Andean Collection assists marginalized rural populations of Ecuador by creating a market and incentivizing producers with technical and creative assistance to produce high quality handicraft products."--Business proposal

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1 video file (approximately 11 minutes)