Cerebration – World’s largest Masters level Business Challenge

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Here’s an invitation from NUS Business School, Singapore to CEREBRATION 2008, our Masters Level Business Plan Competition. Cerebration 2007 saw entries from over 200 business schools from 4 continents.

The competition gives participants the opportunity to work on live cases based on 3 Asian companies (the Case Sponsors) that are seeking ideas for overseas expansion.

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Cerebration 2007: A testimony!

See what Tim Hill from Team INSEAD Entrepreneurs, winners of the Cerebration 2007 case competition, had to say about the experience.

As I settled into my seat on the plane back to France, I had to pinch myself to believe it was true. Four days earlier I had arrived in Singapore with very few preconceptions of what to expect of Cerebration 2007. Perhaps the only thing I was sure of was that we were not going to win. I was even wrong about that – to the astonishment of my teammates and I, we won the final, edging out the team from NUS. My thoughts turned to the future and what I would say if the next generation of INSEAD students asked me about the competition and what to expect?

Firstly I would tell them to expect a fabulously well-organized event from start to finish. Cerebration is a far cry from the haphazard “it’ll-be-alright-on-the-night” style of events commonly seen at business schools. This is a serious competition, carefully planned and executed by a team of students who have clearly invested much time and thought in making sure that the event is a success.

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Cerebration 2007 – Un succès magnifique

The Grand Finals of Cerebration 2007, our semi-finalists, and the results of the penultimate round of the global business case competition.

After months of countless hours of hard work, perspiration and a frenzy of activity, the sun finally dawned on the day of the Grand Finals of Cerebration 2007. The venue aptly chosen for the finalé was the Grand Copthorne Waterfront hotel on the banks of the Singapore river. Historically, Singapore grew around the river so the river became a centre of trade, commerce and finance. Cerebration 2007, with participation from 560+ universities from all continents (barring Antarctica), cannot be any less historic.

Cerebration, hosted by the National University of Singapore’s Business School, is one of the premier business plan competitions in the world. The case sponsors for this year’s event were ThaiExpress, Ron Kaufman’s Up Your Service! College and OSIM. The semi-finalists were the teams from Texas A&M University, Rotterdam School of Management, INSEAD, NUS Business School, Rice University and MIT Sloan. After the semi-finals, all but the teams from MIT Sloan and Texas A&M University managed to secure a place in the ultimate round of the competition.

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Cerebration 2007

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NUS Business School presents Cerebration 2007 – NUS Global Business Challenge, a unique competition where you get to shape international business strategies for highly successful Singaporean companies with global aspirations.

Cerebration – Transcending Boundaries
NUS Global Business Challenge – ‘Shaping Global Dream with your thought ‘

Singapore’s first and only Masters level business competition. In 2006 it saw a record participation from 641 teams from more than 100 business schools spread over 30 countries.

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