Accelerator Rap – the course that won the 2020 AOM Innovation in Entrepreneurship Pedagogy Award – has inspired a national (US) challenge for undergrads. Teams of undergrads will compete in the creation of animated music videos designed to help girls and kids of color see themselves in innovative entrepreneurial careers. Participants will engage in active learning about diversity in entrepreneurship, and they will craft media works that can become part of their portfolios. (For an example of student work see - https://psu.mediaspace.kaltura.com/media/t/1_r0zabpd9 .) Make sure teams from your school have the chance to win prizes and bragging rights by getting involved as a partner today – https://forms.office.com/r/R7VwfaHf6v.
The Challenge is supported by Adobe, Anchor Point Foundation and other leading organizations. The 2022 judges and judging categories are: Charles Alexander, Berklee School of Music (musical/lyrical artistry); Bill Aulet, MIT Trust Center for Entrepreneurship (clarity of entrepreneurial concept); Milton Chen, George Lucas Educational Foundation (educational merit); Monica Lago-Kaytis, Rise Up Animation (visual artistry); and Betsy Campbell (inclusive spirit of the contest).
Student teams can register beginning on November 29. Other key dates include a virtual kickoff in December, AMAs with judges and Insight Sessions with experts in January, video submission deadline and social event in February, Insight Sessions on NFTs and the creator economy in March, and the Finale and Awards Presentation in April.
The Challenge needs you to alert students about the opportunity and to encourage them along the way. Please sign up to be an Accelerator Rap champion for your university by filling out this short form: https://forms.office.com/r/R7VwfaHf6v .
More information about the Accelerator Rap Challenge can be found at https://sites.psu.edu/challenge . Please follow @AcceleratorRap on Twitter and share the attached graphic through your social media networks.
Looking forward to collaborating with you on the Accelerator Rap Challenge!
Betsy Campbell, PhD
Assistant Professor, Penn State University