Heavener team finishes as runner-up at case competition
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – Victoria Felcoski, Luis Franco, Jason Nunnery and Anya Petrova led the Heavener School of Business to an impressive runner-up finish in the Scotiabank International Case Competition last weekend at the Ivey Business School at the University of Western Ontario (London, Ontario).
The event welcomed 13 teams from the United States, Canada, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore. Teams were divided into four divisions, and had 15 hours to prepare their case presentation. The teams’ case involved developing a solution for a local company’s new precision agriculture technology.
“It was a real-world experience because we were able to see the technology in action, and meet with the executives from the company to help pinpoint how we approached our solution,” Nunnery said.
Each division winner advanced to the finals, and the Heavener team was the only U.S. division winner. The students again presented their findings to a panel of judges who evaluated the finalists on the completeness of analysis, quality of presentation and ability to respond to judges’ questions. Hong Kong University of Science and Technology won the competition with the Heavener School, the University of British Columbia (Canada) and Maastricht University (Netherlands) all taking runner-up honors.
The Heavener School’s runner-up performance marked the School’s third top-four finish in international case competitions in the past five weeks. The Heavener School finished in third place in the John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition on Feb. 17-22 at Concordia University in Montreal, and in fourth place at the Alberta Not-For-Profit Case Competition on Feb. 26 to March 1 at the Alberta School of Business in Edmonton, Alberta.
The Heavener School is next scheduled to compete in the Royal Roads International Case Competition on April 3-5 at Royal Roads University (Victoria, British Columbia).