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Henkel Innovation Challenge

2014

Chapman University students, Isaac Rosales and Jackie Becerra, placed second in the US semifinals of the Henkel Innovation Challenge 7.  Students from all over the world including teams from 12 European countries, nine nations in the Asia-Pacific region, three Latin American countries, the US and five countries in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region will compete for first place in the Henkel Innovation Challenge. The three winning teams will meet Kasper Rorsted, and receive an additional monetary prize. The winning team will be awarded an around-the-world ticket worth 10,000 euros, the second place team will be awarded 4,000 euros and third place will receive 2,000 euros.

MBA/MFA student Isaac Rosales and MBA student Jackie Becerra won a spot at the  Henkel Challenge 7 US Semifinals. The winner of semifinal competition will represent the US region at the worldwide championship in Dusseldorf, Germany.

For more info about their innovation, visit this link.

2013

Drakes and Yudin placed fourth in the final competition in Shanghai, beating 14 other teams representing nations and regions from across the world.

MBA candidate Elise Drakes ’13 and MBA/M.S. food science candidate Greg Yudin ’14 won the US region semi-final competition, winning the opportunity to represent the US  and travel to Shanghai, China, to compete against teams from around the world. Their challenge was to prove to Henkel judges that their product, which they’ve dubbed “Pattex Hercules,” was the most sustainable and valuable idea presented for market introduction in 2050.

For more info about their innovation, visit this link.


NSHMBA Case Competition Sponsored by PepsiCo

The Arygros School of Business and Economics was one of 3 teams that presented in the final round of the NSHMBA Case Competition in 2013. The Student Business Case Competition is a unique event designed to give high-powered MBA student teams an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge, problem-solving skills and teamwork abilities in a formal competition. Teams are judged on their analysis of the case, the feasibility of their recommendations and the quality of their presentations."

More Info: Visit their website.


Social Entrepreneurship Competition

The Chapman University student team won 6th place and $1,000 this past weekend at the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures (tm) Business Plan Competition at Texas Christian University. The Chapman team, lead by Susanna Davidoff, was one of 28 teams from around the world competing in the third annual entrepreneurship competition for undergraduate college students. The competition is different than other business plan competitions because the for-profit startup presented must also contribute social value in some way.

More Info:  View the press release.

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