Cerebration 2009 – The Finalists Speak

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Team: NYU-Stern-NJ

Participants: Artem Boltyenkov , Arpit Sharma and Samir Varma

Institute: L. N. Stern School of Business, New York University

“Cerebration 2009”, as rightly said, is the biggest battle of minds. Six very talented teams out of five hundreds from top esteemed business schools from all over the world are invited to Singapore to compete for the top spot. The teams are intellectually challenged to augment the global dreams of the three Asian companies headquartered in Singapore by providing recommendations on growth opportunities.

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Cerebration 2009 – The Finalists Speak

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Team Bellwether
Participants: Anant Kumar, Ankush Grover, Ashutosh Mishra, Pallavi Kheria 
Institute: Shailesh J. Mehta School of Management, IIT Bombay 

They claimed “Then Cerebration has it all for you” and they proved it does. Cerebration 2009 truly delivered on its promise, from a wonderful planning to the final execution of the event. A thoroughly mesmerizing event with some wonderful get-togethers, organized by an ever-cheerful team, made our stay even more enjoyable.

Thammasat Asia Moot Corp ’09

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The team representing NUS at the Thammasat Asia Moot Corp 2009 shares about their business plan competition experience in Bangkok, Thailand.

Competition: Thammasat Asia Moot Corp ’09
Date: March 10-12, 2009
Venue: Bangkok, Thailand
The Team: Muthuraman Ganesan, Srinivasa Varadhan Kannan, Pavithra Jayakumar

Greeted with warmth true to the Thai culture of exquisiteness and hospitality, The “Thammasat Asia Moot Corp ’09” welcomed the 12 Finalist teams to the Opening Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom at the country’s most renowned Boutique Hotel, “The Four Seasons”. An extravagant dance performance in full Thai cultural grandiose soon followed a quick briefing session by Bill Randall, the key organizing member of this event. We were enthralled and felt extremely proud to represent the NUS Business School in this exclusive “by invitation only” Business Plan competition organized by the Thammasat University. It had taken a lot to reach here, and this moment was truly rewarding.

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A Brief Stint with Microsoft: Microsoft Case Challenge 2009

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The 2009 Microsoft Case Challenge was held in Beijing from January 5-6. Muthuramen Ganesan’s team emerged as runner-up, with the chance to implement their proposed business plan with funding from Microsoft.

Event: The 2009 East-West MBA All-Star Case Challenge
Venue: Grand Hyatt and Oriental Plaza, Beijing
Date: January 5-6 

16 teams, 12 universities: needless to say the atmosphere was electrifying! Here we were in Beijing, to represent the NUS Business School in an exclusive “by invitation only”, non-profit case challenge organized by the Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business in conjunction with Microsoft “FirenzeChina”. We were enthralled and felt extremely proud to be the only team from Singapore to participate in this international competition. It had been hard work preparing for this contest especially given that all four of us were located in four different cities, teleconferencing day and night coordinating with each other.

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IIMPact – Concept to Execution

IIMPact participant Neha Gupta shares her experience about joining the business plan challenge.

IIMPact – Who started with the thought of winning it!! The truth is we started because we thought that as MBAs we should participate in business plan competitions. Many others thought the same and hence emerged 5 teams from NUS, participating in IIMPact.

IIMPact is a Business Plan Challenge organized by the Singapore chapter of the alumni committee of the India Institute of Management (IIM). The competition is open to all Asian B-schools and the theme for our year was –

Suggest a business idea for an entrepreneurial venture that can justify social & economic returns on an investment of 5 million USD.

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