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FCBE Congratulates MBA Students on Winning in the Global Innovation Forum

For release:  May 31, 2013

Several Fogelman College MBA students participated in the Athgo Global Innovation Forum at the World Bank Head Quarters in Washington, DC on May 22nd through the 24th.  A total of 90 Universities from all over the world participated in this event.  

Full-time MBA student, Joseph Fox, was a participant of the team that won the overall competition for Innovative projects. Fox’s team consisted of participants from the University of Hawaii, the University of North Carolina, Annapolis, Vietnam and New Jersey. Their award-winning business proposal was a solutions platform for first responders to save lives, materials and prevent further damage in crisis situations. He and his team will be awarded an innovation grant of $3,000, upon the launch of their generated business concept.  

Another MBA student, Brad Kerley, placed second in the team competition which consisted of more than 20 teams. His team members were from American University and Newberry College. Their business concept was to provide clean water in remote and underdeveloped communities as well as disaster stricken areas. Brad’s team will receive $2,000 if they launch their business idea within 6 months.  

Both Joseph Fox and Brad Kerley are both full-time, Customer Driven MBA students on the entrepreneurial track and are scheduled to graduate in 2014.

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