Students from the Haas School made their mark at
competitions across the country this year.
Berkeley MBA students just won second place honors
in an international strategy competition in Barcelona,
Spain, in April. The winning Haas team was composed
of Teddy Schall, Dhiraj Piparaiya, and Alex Kostopoulos.
A team of six Berkeley MBA students won first place
at the inaugural national Real Estate Challenge at the
University of Texas, Austin, in November. Haas was represented
by William Crowley, Kenneth Lee, Jamin Seid, Kristina
Wollan, Steven Sims, and Martin Healey.
Two teams made up of students from the Haas School
and UC Berkeley received finalist honors in the University
of San Francisco International Business Plan Competition
last month. Haas students who were so honored included
Chris Baker, Gerrit van Roekel, and Ken Bui.
The Medifuel team from the Haas School was the runner-up
at the 2003 MBA Jungle Business Plan Challenge in April.
The team also won the third-place prize and the People’s
Choice award at the UC Berkeley Business Plan Competition.
Forbes magazine named first-year Berkeley MBA student
Enlai Chu the Forbes Future Capitalist at the Carrot
Capital Business Plan Challenge in New York last month.
Haas team Ecsponent was in the fourth place group, and
Tarsian & Blinkley was in the second place group
A combined Berkeley MBA/Master’s in Financial
Engineering student team won the 6th annual Financial
Engineering Competition in New York in April. The Berkeley
team included MFE students Allen Cheung, Matt O’Hara,
and Nate Anthony, and MBA student Bob Basso.
A team of three Haas undergraduate students and one
Berkeley economics major won the Western Region Finals
of the 2002 Merrill Lynch Case Study Competition in
December, beating teams from UCLA and Stanford. Haas
team members included Allen Chang, Henluen Wang, and
David Mew, who brought home the $5,000 prize.
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