Not a case competition. Not a business plan
The Global Challenge is a unique opportunity to
devise an entirely new public-private alliance--one that will allow a private
enterprise to contribute to international development initiatives in a specified
region. This event is being held in the spirit of President Obama’s Global
which seeks to address development challenges by engaging and empowering local
We invite MBA and graduate students from across the nation to employ their
creativity, research skills, business acumen and passion for seeking solutions
that advance growth and reduce poverty.
Congratulations to the
winning team of Andrew Gendreau, Bryan Stroube and Robert
Vesco of the Smith School of Business for their innovative
proposal, "Sustainable Micro-tourism Homestay Program in
Thailand." They were awarded $5,000, and along with the
other finalists, their paper will be distributed throughout
the international development community.
2nd Place - Samiya
Edwards, Naureen Kabir, Tara Nicholson and Tzyy-Ming Yeh
(Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International
Studies/Wharton School of Business), "Kulen Promtep,
Cambodia Wildlife Sanctuary and Ecolodge."
3rd Place - Daniel
Branscome, W. Nathaniel Brown, Ngan Nguyen and Alice Ntambi
(Smith School of Business), "Public-Private Partnership
Medical Tourism in Vietnam."
Special thanks to all the participating teams!
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The Global Challenge is brought to you by USAID’s
Business Growth Initiative and the Smith School’s
Center for Social Value Creation
and Center for International Business
Education and Research.