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02-27-2012

Clarkson University Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization Takes First Place in Round One of Challenge

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The Clarkson University chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) took first place earlier this month in the first-round of the second annual CEO Startup Simulation Challenge Competition.

Left to right: Cynthia Kent, Brian Dennehy, Chris Coveleski, Brandon Lennox and Adam Rainville.Clarkson's team was made up of Cris Coveleski '12, a global supply chain management major from Utica, N.Y.; Brian Dennehy '12, global supply chain management, Easton, Mass.; Cynthia Kent '14, business studies, Cooperstown, N.Y.; Brandon Lennox '13, global supply chain management, Bethel, Conn.; and Adam Rainville '14, engineering & management, Lincoln, Vt.

The first round, hosted on the Marketplace Business Simulator, began in early February, when each of 22 teams was given a startup computer development company with which to make life-like business decisions and attempt take the business to success.

After a few weeks of game play, the field was narrowed down to eight finalists. These teams will now compete against each other to determine a winner.

The other teams competing in the final round include Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Fresno State University, University of South Florida, DePaul University, Pittsburgh University, University of Nebraska-Omaha, and Louisiana State University.

The winning teams will be recognized at the CEO National Conference in November in Chicago, Ill.

The Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on university campuses across North America. Its mission is to inform, support and inspire college students to be entrepreneurial and seek opportunity through enterprise creation.

For more information on the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization, visit C-E-O.org.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The Clarkson University chapter of the Collegiate Entrepreneurs' Organization (CEO) took first place earlier this month in the first-round of the second annual CEO Startup Simulation Challenge Competition. Left to right: Cynthia Kent, Brian Dennehy, Chris Coveleski, Brandon Lennox and Adam Rainville.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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