Wednesday, Apr. 16, 2014 10:38 AM
A three-man team from Santa Clara University took third place in a recent marketing case competition at Babson College, besting teams from across the U.S. and Canada.
Team members Jason Kunkel, Michael Watson, and Doug Wilson were pitted against teams from such schools as Babson College, Boston College, Duke University, HEC Montreal, University of Minnesota, Purdue University, and Simon Fraser. The competition format divided teams into groups of four each, and the winners from each of the six groups competed in the final round, which was judged by industry leaders, Babson College faculty, and executives from the sponsoring company, Dassault Systemes.
“We got great feedback from other schools and the judges panel,” said team member Michael Watson. “This was great exposure for Santa Clara.”
Thursday, Mar. 20, 2014 11:00 AM
The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) recently hosted its most successful Startup Expo to date, with record attendance by students, alumni and startups.
Held March 5 of this year, the Startup Expo is a distinctive internship and career fair for the SCU community. The Expo provides the opportunity for students and alumni to connect with local startups seeking to hire talented young individuals. This year, hundreds of students and alumni attended, interacting with capacity crowd of 60 startups, some of which were alumni and California Program for Entrepreneurship (CAPE) ventures.
The Startup Expo, co-sponsored by the CIE, the SCU Career Center and the student club Santa Clara Entrepreneurs Organization (SCEO), began four years ago when CIE student Kathy King (BSC ’12), a finance major interested in Entrepreneurship, brought the idea to the Center.