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Desautels BCom Team Wins 2014 National Investment Banking Competition

BCom students Nicholas Bigelow, Ivan Di, Mak Dorić, and Emily Ren have triumphed over 250 teams from across North America to win the 2014 National Investment Banking Competition (NIBC) held in Vancouver from January 7-9.

Published on : 10 Jan 2014

Hult Prize Accelerator Preps Competitors for $1m

The problem: finding a high-quality source of protein for hundreds of millions of people that can be raised quickly, without consuming a lot of land, water, and other resources.... Gabe Mott, an MBA student at McGill University in Montreal, said he and his teammates, the winners of the Boston regional competition, hadn’t expected to get into social entrepreneurship, but the Hult Prize opened opportunities.

Published on : 15 Aug 2013

Crickets for Dinner Anyone? A Crazy, Yet Clever Idea from Students of McGill University

Five students from the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Canada offered a rather innovative (read bizarre) solution to the challenge of the 2013 Hult Prize, considered by some as the Nobel Prize of the b-school arena. Responding to the challenge of developing a viable social enterprise to tackle the challenge of food security for urban slum dwellers, these students have offered crickets as an inexpensive source of food as well as a new source of income.

Published on : 26 Apr 2013

Desautels Students' Concept of Solving Urban Hunger with Diet of Crickets Scores Big Points in Social Entrepreneurship Contest

A world without hunger could mean a world with a lot more crickets, according to a team of MBA students at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management.   ...This year's social issue, personally selected by former President Clinton, is centered on the global food crisis in urban slums, affecting more than one billion people worldwide. Mohammed Ashour, McGill's team captain, said his idea was base solely on the concept of insect consumption.

Published on : 06 May 2013

MBAs champion social entrepreneurship and compete for $1 million

A group of Desautels MBA students beat out over 40 teams and 10,000 applicants, including representatives from Harvard, MIT, and Yale, to win the 2013 Hult Prize Boston Regional Finals. Read about their win in BusinessWeek.

Published on : 29 Apr 2013

Carleton Grad among Finalists in Prestigious Hult Prize Competition

This fall, Carleton alumnus Gabe Mott and his team will stand before world business leaders and former U.S. President Bill Clinton and ask for $1 million. His goal is to help put crickets on dinner tables around the world.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Feeding the World's Under-Nourished... With Crickets

Insects are not regular fare on Western menus, but a surprising number of people worldwide--perhaps as many as 2.5 billion--eat them happily on a regular basis. High in protein, low in fat, and rich in iron and omega-3, bugs like grasshoppers and cicadas are vital staples--a crunchier, and more sustainable, alternative to beef, pork, and lamb.

Published on : 04 Apr 2013

Hult Prize: Ending Hunger, One Cricket at a Time

If I broke the news to you that MBA students tend to be highly competitive individuals, you may not be too surprised. The Pope is, also, apparently Catholic, and all politicians are credible and reliable.

Published on : 26 Mar 2013

McGill students use crickets for a business model

A group of McGill students (Mohammed Ashour, Gabriel Mott, Shobhita Soor, Jesse Pearlstein and Zev Thompson) hope their plan to breed crickets for use as a viable food source will be a million-dollar idea. The five students will be up against teams from Harvard, MIT and Yale as well as other teams from around the world.

Published on : 12 Mar 2013

Crickets as food source

With his team, Mohammed Ashour, a Master's candidate at McGill University, won a regional championship of a special competition to have their proposal of crickets as a food source for impoverished countries presented to Bill Clinton and Barack Obama - and potentially win $1 million. Watch full interview: Global Montreal, March 11, 2013

Published on : 12 Mar 2013

KPMG Announces winners of the 2013 National Competition

McGill University Desautels Faculty of Management students Jean Vianney Cordeiro, David Gao, Shirley Xu Wang and their team have won the 2013 National Ace the Case competition on March 2. Jean Vianney, David and Shirley’s team had earned the opportunity to represent Canada at the 2013 KPMG International Case Competition (KICC) in Madrid, Spain, coming up on April 2-5.

Published on : 12 Mar 2013

MBA students win first place at USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge

MBA students Khaled Kahale, Hamidreza Mafi, Juan Camilo Ramirez, David Solomon and Scott Weatherhead represented Desautels Faculty of Management for the first time at the USC Marshall Global Consulting Challenge alongside nine other prestigious business schools from across the world. The team was awarded the best overall industry analysis prize by a team of judges.

Published on : 06 Mar 2013

Desautels MBAs promote social good and compete for $1 million

Desautels MBA students Mohammed Ashour, Jesse Pearlstein, Shobhita Soor, Zev Thompson, and Gabriel Mott, beat out over 40 teams, including Harvard, MIT and Yale, to win the Boston Regional Finals of the 2013 Hult Prize. The Hult Prize is dedicated to launching the next wave of social entrepreneurs. With this year’s challenge centered on the global food crisis, the Desautels team’s business plan involves growing crickets into a viable food source.

Published on : 05 Mar 2013

BCom students make it to the finals at the Marshall International Case Competition 2013

A McGill Desautels case team made it to the finals at the Marshall International Case Competition (MICC) hosted by the University of Southern California (USC). This team of four BCom students, composed of Alexia Belisle, Frederick Dubé Fortier, Simon Hudson and Charlotte Lucas, placed top 6 out of 30 competing universities at this year’s competition which took place from February 12 to 17, 2013.

Published on : 19 Feb 2013

Desautels BCom Students Won KPMG’s Ace the Case Local Competition

BCom students Jean Vianney Cordeiro, David Gao and Shirley Xu Wang recently won the KPMG’s Ace the Case Local Competition. On March 2, Jean Vianney, David, Shirley Xu and their team will represent the KPMG Montreal office at the 2013 National Ace the Case competition, via video conference. The winners of the National Competition will go on to represent Canada at the International level in Madrid, Spain in April.

Published on : 07 Feb 2013