Commerce School third-year Marc-Anthony Larco was recently included in business education website Poets&Quants for Undergrads’ inaugural roundup on entrepreneurial ventures.
The article, “The Most Disruptive Business School Startups of 2021,” discusses multiple ventures created by current business school students across the country and mentions Larco’s Technology for Underprivileged Students, a nonprofit foundation that builds computer labs within Haitian schools.
“I’m originally from Haiti and go visit regularly,” Larco says. “I often found myself saying things like, ‘I wish someone would do something about this’ when observing the degree of struggle the majority of Haitians live through. I remembered a conversation I had with my grandfather where he told me about the importance of integrity, and that if I was going to say something in life, I had better mean what I say. I decided to take action instead of simply speaking about what was needed.”
He credits Professors Bevin Etienne and Chip Ransler’s Startup: An Introduction to Entrepreneurship course and Professor Andreas Addison’s Introduction to Social Entrepreneurship class in the Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy with helping him identify methods to accomplish his core goals inside of Haiti’s educational system.
Larco’s long-term goal with the Technology for Underprivileged Students startup is to shift its current strategy toward helping the population his foundation serves with finding sustainable employment.
Read the full article at Poets&Quants for Undergrads.