Smeal College MBA Students Take Honors In New Venture Championship
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA-Three second-year MBA students from Penn State's
Smeal College of Business took the honor of "Best Digital Solution"
at the "Tenth Anniversary New Venture Championship."
The competition gives students the opportunity to develop ideas and convince
judges from the financial, academic, and business communities that their
new venture can be successfully launched. The event took place April 26-27
at University of Oregon in Portland, Oregon.
The team consisted of Robert J. Mikulak, an e-business MBA student from
Radnor, Pennsylvania; Glenn Milano, a marketing and e-business MBA student
from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Lally Narwal, a marketing MBA from
Toronto, Ontario. Duane "Andy" Gustafson, assistant professor
of managerial communication in Smeal College, coached the team.
The MBAs proposed their business model for "AgePath" -- an Internet-based business that provides primary care givers with channels to help supply the necessary services that aging loved ones require to continue an independent life.