Social Entrepreneurship Student Awarded for Innovative Start-Up
International Affairs and Social Entrepreneurship major Charles Wilson and his partner James Dillmore (Accounting) won the Innovation Award at Digitech, April 1, for AgroSky, a social entrepreneurship start-up with the goal of helping small-scale farms achieve maximized growth yields through environmentally friendly commercial autonomous robotics.
AgroSky places the power of technology in the hands of everyday certified organic growers to give them a competitive advantage over larger growing entities within the community and the region. By utilizing strategic imaging, GIS Mapping and strategic spraying they are changing the way farms operate and grow.
The project was developed for the Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation course taught by Kim Wiley in the Askew School. He was coached in his pitch and presentation by COSSPP Social-Entrepreneur-in-Residence Bruce Manciagli.
The Jim Moran Institute has expressed interest in funding Wilson’s project, and he has been invited to compete in another competition in South Florida.
The the annual DIGITECH exhibition is a showcase for technology-based student innovations to promote collaboration between disciplines.