Cerebration 2009 – The Grand Champions

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Duke BD Ventures, the winning team from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business about their experience at Cerebration 2009 – a case competition to be remembered.

Team: Duke BD Ventures

Team Members: Anupam Bhandari, Bobby Brenman, Kyle Gardner, Vishal Patel

Institute: The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University

It was an honor to represent Duke University and The Fuqua School of Business at Cerebration 2009. The competition was a fantastic experience, a capstone event in our MBA education. Throughout the competition rounds we learned a great deal about the online travel industry and the Asia Pacific market as we evaluated the strategy, marketing, financials, operations and technology of Asiatravel.com. The whole process was thoroughly engaging and rewarding, especially as we were able to provide a growing firm with a set of actionable recommendations. Cerebration provided a wonderful opportunity for us to come together as a team and apply our classroom knowledge to a real-life setting.

The Cerebration team from NUS Business School did an excellent job organizing the events, attending to all necessary logistical details, and hosting a distinguished panel of judges to question our ideas. The overall quality of the event was superb, and our “team buddy” as well as the Cerebration volunteers made us feel at home, halfway around the world. Outside the competition we had a great time experiencing Singapore with the help of our hosts. We particularly enjoyed visiting the Merlion, walking around Little India, dining at Boat Quay, and, of course, partaking in Clarke Quay’s world renowned nightlife. Top-notch talent, a great location, and engaging organizers – Cerebration truly is the premier global business competition.

Anupam Bhandari, Bobby Brenman, Kyle Garnder, Vishal Patel
The Fuqua School of Business, Duke Univerisity