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 email@example.com or 614-688-1014.
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