Innovation Case Competition
Innovation Initiative Case Competition
Case competitions offer students the opportunity to work on challenges companies currently are addressing. Sponsoring companies present Fisher MBA students with a current "problem" and receive presentations on solutions and recommendations from our talented students. Students are judged by a panel of judges with both academia and industry backgrounds.
If you would like information on how you could be involved, please contact Bethany Montenaro at firstname.lastname@example.org or 614-688-1014.
2014 Case Competition
The second annual case competition, sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro was held April 9th -11th here on campus. This year's competition, called 'SPARK and Shark', allowed teams of 3-4 MBA students the opportunity to work and analyze the challenge presented by Scotts beginning on Wednesday evening and concluding on Friday afternoon with Shark Tank pitch presentations. Students had 12 minutes to pitch their idea to a Shark Tank of Scotts' employees and make the case for why they had the "killer idea." The students worked hard and produced a number of great ideas! We congratulate all the participants and thank Scotts Miracle-Gro for sponsoring! The following is a list of the winning teams and prizes awarded.
1st Place - $2,400 and Best Lawn Idea - $1,000
2nd Place - $1,600
3rd Place - $1,200
2013 Case Competition
The first Innovation competition was held in Mason and Gerlach Hall Februrary 28th - March 2nd and consisted of 10 teams of MBA and Working Professional MBA Fisher Students. Sonomaceuticles, a science based food company producing products such as Gluten-free flours and grape seed oils from Kendall-Jackson grape skins and seeds, under the name WholeVine Products, sponsored the first case competition held by the Innovation Initiative. Students were asked to analyze and formulate recommendations for a challenge WholeVine presented surrounding the areas of innovation, marketing, and logistics. Students had 24 hours to produce recommendations and deliever presentations to the company and the panel of judeges made up of Fisher faculty, Innovation Initiaitve Corporate Forum Members, and corporate friends of the Innovation Initiaitve. The 10 teams worked hard and produced many great solutions to the challenge presented to them. We congratulate our students on a job well done and thank Peggy Furth and Paul Novak of Sonomaceuticles for the experience and wonderful prizes offered. The following is a list of the winning teams and individual prizes awarded.
1st Place - $3,000 and a trip to visit WholeVine in Sonoma County
2nd Place - $2,000
3rd Place - $1,000
Most Innovative - $1,000
Individual Awards - $150