A Desautels undergraduate student case team composed of Brooke Freeman, Shonezi Noor, Katan Patel and Jeremy Singer not only took 1st place in the preliminary case but also placed 1st overall in the main case at the UPorto ICC 2013 hosted by the University of Porto from October 21 to 25, 2013. This was the first international case competition held in Portugal.
Nine universities from eight countries competed. The teams received the preliminary case on Ramos Pinto (port wine) one month prior to the competition and then presented their recommendations on October 22. The next morning, the main case on EDP Renewables (wind and solar power) was distributed and presentations were held on October 25.
The team had taken Professor Richard Donovan's "Case Analysis and Presentation" class. Professor Donovan also acted as their adviser and accompanied the team to Porto. A special thanks also goes out to Professor Larry Goldsman who helped coach the team.
Congratulations to Brooke, Shonezi, Katan and Jeremy for two great performances!