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Competitions

If you are affiliated with UVA or Darden (student, alum, faculty, staff) you can now submit your entry into the Darden UVA Business Plan competition.  The final deadline is March 20th and the grand prize is $10,000.  At least one member of your team must have a UVA/Darden affiliation.  Good luck!

Also, please vote for my team (Fashion Forward) in the Dell Social Innovation Competition.  Registration is required to vote (”promote”) but I promise it’s painless!  Thanks!

EDIT: Vote for 2 other Darden Teams as well: TeleMed Africa & Clean India.  Thanks!

Business Concept Competition Finals

Here are some pictures from the Darden UVa Business Concept Competition Finals.  Right now I really need a nap, but I will edit later with the actual results.  In the meantime check out LifeBlogDarden for some great coverage of the event.  

Life Sciences & Hi-Tech Teams

Life Sciences & Hi-Tech Teams

Consumer Goods & Services Teams

Consumer Goods & Services Teams

TeleMed Africa Team

TeleMed Africa Team

Philippe Sommer awarding Consumer Goods & Services Category winners

Philippe Sommer awarding Consumer Goods & Services Category winners

MJ, she's instrumental

MJ, she's instrumental

LifeBlogDarden author

LifeBlogDarden author

Almost lucky

Sometimes I feel so forgetful… I know that there were a few exciting things I wanted to write about during one of my long periods of not posting, but now I can only remember one. Sigh. At least it’s a good one - Darden bloggers are officially up. Check out all of the gang here. I remember during my application process searching for someone, anyone, blogging about Darden, but to no avail. Now there are a ton of us!

A more recent exciting thing, some of you may have heard about it, is “Darden’s Luckiest Student.” One lucky student may win up to $18,750 - a full semester tuition! The first round of the contest was held on Friday when during DA class a random student was chosen to be one of five finalists. My DA professor ran a random number generator 10 times to pick the winning student on the last spin. My number came up 9th… so close!

Ah yes, now I remember… Back in December, right before finals, a classmate and I entered the business concept competition. After submitting an executive summary of our idea, we were picked as one of five finalists and had to pitch our idea to a panel of judges all of whom were senior partners of angel investor networks. It was a great experience AND we got second place! If you like, you can read more here.

I really should get better at remembering what I want to write about. Maybe that can be a late addition to my New Year’s resolutions list…

Recap

I can’t believe it’s been almost two months since my last post. Things got very hectic, very fast. I know I won’t be able to recall everything, but I will try to do a quick recap of what’s been going on.

September:

  • Attended Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Discovery Forum. Really enjoyed the entrepreneurship portion of it. Coming into Darden, I knew I wanted to start my own business, but attending this forum really confirmed it for me.
  • Went to my last large company briefing, 3M. Seems like an interesting place to work at, plus, we got some free post-its. Gotta love free stuff.
  • Darden provides the opportunity to listen to many speakers, including alums, business leaders, even politicians. Bryan Simms gave a great speech on failures and mistakes. Read more about it here.
  • Darden Cares 5K was a success, with over 400 participants, we raised over $7,000 for Juvenile Diabetes. I was checking people in and it was a little crazy because of so many race day registrants. Remember to register ahead of time next year! The best part was seeing all the Darden students who participated in the “Best Business Attire” contest. Can you run 3.1 miles in full business suit?
  • The month ended with the beginning of two case competitions. I was team captain for the NAWMBA case competition, as well as the Innovation Challenge. It was the inaugural year for the NAWMBA competition and unfortunately my team didn’t make it to the finals. The IC was a lot of fun, and I think my team had a really great idea. We ended up 27th out of 287 teams from all over the world. Not too bad, for our first try.
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