April 10, 2013

TCU MBA Team Wins Innovation Grant from Microsoft in Boston BizSpark Challenge

MBA teamThe TCU MBA team of Stacy Rajavong, Emily Robinson, Stephanie Lee and Nishant Maller impressed Microsoft executives on the judging panel of Boston University’s BizSpark Challenge in Digital Health with their idea for an integrated wellness solution application to help young professionals maintain healthy lifestyles while traveling.

They were awarded $64,000 in services and support from Microsoft to bring the idea to market.

The Neeley School was one of 15 business schools selected for Boston University’s Grand Business Challenge in Digital Health, a case competition where participants submit a call to action in the health sector to create significant value for the world.

Teams were encouraged to contribute insights, refine their ideas through collaboration with fellow students and industry leaders, shape digital health globally and cultivate professional relationships.

The students vied for cash prizes from Merck in the Grand Business Challenge, and significant in-kind innovation grants from Microsoft in the BizSpark Challenge to further develop their ideas to transform digital health.

Other teams in the competition were from Boston University School of Management , Carnegie Mellon/Tepper School of Business, Cornell University/Johnson Graduate School of Management, Duke/Fuqua School of Business, IPADE Business School Mexico, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Business School, Indian School of Business, Seoul National University Business School, TCU/Neeley School of Business, Arizona /Eller College of Management, University of Calgary/Haskayne School of Business, UCLA/Anderson School of Management, North Carolina /Kenan-Flagler Business School, Pittsburgh/Katz Graduate School of Business and USC/Marshall School of Business.


Elaine Cole
PR Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU