Maricopa County College students participated in a five-week entrepreneurship program in which they learned how to apply entrepreneurship skills to solve community issues, develop personal success strategies and use technology to maximize their positive impact on the world. 

The program was offered at no cost, making it accessible to women and other underrepresented groups in entrepreneurship. During the program supported by grant funding from the Cisco corporate advised fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, students with an innovative Internet of Things (IoT) venture or idea were eligible to compete in a Cisco Innovation Challenge for an opportunity to win seed funding of up to $5,000 to launch or grow their project.


students enrolled in Poder


of participants planned to start or grow a business or nonprofit in the next two years


of participants felt inspired to think about integrating IoT into their ventures

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