Congratulations to the team from the The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, winners of the 2015 Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health!

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The Boston University Questrom School of Business once again teamed up with our lead sponsor, Merck, to host the 3rd Annual Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health, March 26-28, 2015. 

The Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health invited participants to weave together different strands of ideas with a call to action in the health sector to create significant value for the world. Participants learned from industry leaders from Merck and the healthcare industry while learning about exciting developments from all over the world.  Participation in the 2015 competition was by invitation only.

Teams of full-time graduate students from leading business schools from around the world were invited to Boston University for a two-day challenge to showcase their ideas on how information technology could influence and transform global healthcare to create value for the world.  Teams had the opportunity to contribute insights, refine their ideas through collaboration with fellow students and industry leaders, shape digital health globally, and cultivate professional relationships.

Grand Business Challenge Prizes

Four teams were selected to compete in the final presentation round on Saturday, March 22nd.  The final 4 teams will be awarded cash prizes as follows (all prize amounts are in USD):

1st Place – $25,000 The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

2nd Place – $15,000 Columbia Business School

3rd Place – $10,000 Tufts University

4th Place – $7,500 National University of Singapore 

Teams not selected to compete in the final round also had an opportunity to win prize money in the “Second Day Challenge”!

Second Day Challenge Prizes

1st Place – $3,000 Boston University Questrom School of Business

2nd Place – MIT Sloan

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