MBA Entrepreneurial Ventures Recognized at Business Plan Competition Qualifier
December 14, 2010
Food and food services ventures won the day at the Georgetown University McDonough School of Business MBA Internal Business Plan Competition Qualifier December 11.
Judges awarded first place to Improvonia, a company that would offer web-based services and products to the restaurant industry. The team was led by Konstantin Zvereff and Jagmohan Bansal, who are members of the MBA Evening Program class of 2011. Hoff & Holmes, a venture focused on direct sales of allergy-free foods, took second place. It was led by Elisa Vitalo, a second-year MBA Full-Time Program student.
Part of the school’s Entrepreneurship Initiative, the Internal Business Plan Competition Qualifier selects student teams to participate in one of the highly competitive U.S. Regional Competitions. As the winners, Improvonia will advance to one of these prestigious competitions and also received a $350 check. Hoff & Holmes received a $150 check and will represent the McDonough School of Business should Improvonia be unable to compete.
A total of nine teams participated in the competition. The remaining seven included:
· FamFriend.com, a family-oriented social media website, led by Rob Kapur, class of 2012, MBA Full-Time Program
· GoRuck, military-grade premium backpacks, led Jason McCarthy, class of 2011, MBA Full-Time Program
· Home Social Buying, a website for neighborhood home maintenance services, led by Dominick Fuccillo, class of 2012, MBA Evening Program
· MIST, interactive multimedia public information kiosk stations, led by Greg Chang, class of 2012, MBA Full-Time Program
· Note Takers, a campus service providing professional weekly lecture notes, led by Jorge Lee, class of 2012, MBA Full-Time Program
· VBA, a 3-D home-buying website simulating new homes with the buyer’s furniture, led by Ray Hwang, class of 2013, MBA Evening Program
· Yobucko, financial investment web ware, led by Eric Bell, class of 2010, MBA Evening Program