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COB team wins second place in DU competition

April 8, 2014

CSU’s team of six GSSE graduate students -- Aaron Sebesta, Quynh Nguyen, Armand Tossou, Eric Byington, Katie Bessert, and Samantha Slater -- represented the College of Business in the 2014 Race and Case Competition sponsored by the Daniels College of Business at the University of Denver.

The competition

The two parts of the competition included an ethics case presentation and a downhill ski race.

The ethics case centered on issues surrounding a startup company named Sample 6, which has developed a much faster process for identifying the food borne pathogen, listeria.

CSU’s team identified the key issues in the Sample 6 case, conducted background research on the company, and developed their recommendations for Sample 6’s business plan. The team members then presented their proposal before two separate panels of judges during the Case portion of the competition on Friday at the Daniels College of Business.

Next, the team travelled by bus with the other four university teams to Beaver Creek for the race portion of the competition. On Saturday morning, all five university teams completed their timed downhill races, adding these scores to their scores from the case presentations.

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