GWSB undergraduate students Dylan Fox and Zach Herman won the $15,000 grand prize in the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures™ Business Plan Competition hosted by the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.
The annual competition for college undergraduates is aimed at rewarding socially conscious businesses.
The GWSB team won for Crowdvance, an online fundraising tool that helps small organizations raise money. Crowdvance beat out 27 other startups from universities around the country and overseas.
Founded in 2011, Crowdvance has already helped several organizations improve their fundraising tactics, including the GW Womens Field Hockey team. Crowdvance helped the team raise $1,000 in under four weeks for its annual charity game for breast cancer.
Crowdvance helps small organizations, such as youth soccer leagues, student groups and small nonprofits, raise funds by rewarding donors with deals such as discounted concert tickets or apparel from partner companies.
GWSB students also scored big in other recent competitions:
- Capitol Advertising, the undergraduate advertising club, took first place in the recent District 2 American Advertising Federation (AAF) National Student Advertising Competition. (The AAF has 15 districts, each of which is comprised of one to five states.) GWSB undergraduate students Gabbi Baker, Jamie Clark, Peter Cook, Sevara Mallyn, and Hunter Pritchard now head to the national competition in June at the AAF conference in Phoenix.
- GWSB students finished in the international top 10 at the 2013 DECA (Distributive Education Clubs of America) International Career Development Conference’s global case study competition. As part of the conference, students participated in educational sessions and rounds of competition across 24 categories. This year, GWSB had three times as many finalists, and over twice as many students who placed in the international top 10, as in previous years. Here are the results:
International Top 10 Winners: Dominic Newmann and Paul Bryne, juniors, jnternational marketing; Marissa Wiener, junior, corporate finance; Conor Travers, junior, accounting; Lucas Machamer, freshman, human resources management.
International First, Second, and Third Place Winners: Usama Kahn, junior, third place, corporate finance; Maxwell Tingle, freshman, third place, sales meeting management; Joshua Lodestro, senior, second place, marketing management; Gregory Lidrbauch, sophomore, second place, corporate finance.
Posted by gwsb on May 7, 2013 | Filed under: GWSB News.