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MBA students compete for $20,000

A team of graduate students from DU’s Daniels College of Business is one of 10 finalists in the 2007 Innovation Challenge, the largest case competition in the world. 

The team will compete in the final round of competition Nov. 15–17 at the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business. 

Daniels’ TeamX, made up of Tom Briscoe, Joanne Brownhill, Jamie Butcher, Don Cassidy, and Peter Keilman, beat out 277 teams from MIT, Yale, Northwestern and UCLA, among other schools, to secure a spot on the final round roster. The team includes experienced technical and business professionals from industries as diverse as semiconductors, paper, biotech, venture capital, knowledge management and financial investment.

For the final competition, teams will prepare plans for American Express and Hilton and will present their ideas in 15-minute live presentations to judges. The winning team will receive $20,000; the second place team will receive $7,500 and the third place team will share $2,500.

Other finalists include a team from the Indian Institute of Management in Indore, India; the University of California at Berkeley Haas School of Business and the London Business School; and two teams each from the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad, India; the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and the Kenan-Flager Business School at the University of North Carolina.

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