Once again students in the University of Manitoba’s Asper School of Business won an international competition, this time it was the Georgia Bowl.
Since 1996 the school has won 50 competitions, a world-record.
On Feb. 4, the Asper School’s Team Solvert took first place at the Georgia Bowl business plan competition held in Kennesaw State University in Atlanta.Team Solvert is comprised of Asper Students of Raif Richardson, Gary Gervais, Andrea Bowman, Brady Fisher, Elena Roussak, Jeremy Muzyka, and they were advised by professor Jerrod Falk and Marci Elliott.
Their winning business plan focused on bringing Geopolymer countertops to market. These countertops have the aesthetic diversity of laminate and the durability of granite or quartz. But wait! There’s more. Since they contain 95 per cent recycled material they are eco-friendly too.
This win earned Team Solvert a bid to the 2012 Venture Labs Investment Competition in May. Here, MBAs from business schools around the globe go to the University of Texas at Austin to present their business plans to panels of investors. With a 27-year history, the Venture Labs Investment Competition is the oldest operating inter-business school new-venture competition and hosts teams from top-ranked MBA programs around the world.
For more information contact Sean Moore, Marketing Communications Office, University of Manitoba, 204-474-7963 (firstname.lastname@example.org).