NextBillion Case Writing Competition Winners

2016 winners

First place

MPESO: Democratizing Finance in Nicaragua
Julian Chernyk and Rodrigo Cuestas, Student
Yale University

Second place

Grameen Intel Social Business: Technology Solutions at the Base of the Pyramid
Jacen Greene, Theodore Khoury and Cindy Cooper
Portland State University

Third place

Runa: Creating Value in the Amazon
Kara Sheppard-Jones, Taylor Valentine  and Lindsey Hiebert
Yale University

Honourable mention

Maya Mountain Cacao: Optimizing Operations for Buyers and the Indigenous Schools
Ryan Strauss and Oleksandr Svyryd
IE Business School, Spain
Hassan Wilson
University of Pennsylvania-Wharton
Vanina Farber Fuks
Graduate Business School, Universidad del Pacifico, Peru

Honourable mention

Chenetha Colour Weaves’ Karghaa Brand: Social Impact with Commercial Success
Vandana Jayakumar and Nagendra Chowdary
Times Centre for Learning Ltd.,India

2015 winners

1st place

MPESO: Democratizing Finance in Nicaragua
Julian Chernyk and Rodrigo Cuestas
Yale University

2nd place

Grameen Intel Social Business: Technology Solutions at the Base of the Pyramid
Jacen Green, Theodore Khoury and Cindy Cooper
Portland State University

3rd place

Runa: Creating Value in the Amazon
Kara Sheppard-Jones, Taylor Valentine and Lindsey Hiebert
Yale University

Honourable mentions:

Maya Mountain Cacao: Optimizing Operations for Buyers and the Indigenous Schools
Ryan Strauss, Oleksandr Svyryd, Hassan Wilson and Vanina Farber Fuks
IE Business School, Spain

Chenetha Colour Weaves’ Brand: Social Impact with Commercial Success
Vandana Jayakumar and Nagendra Chowdary
Times Centre for Learning Ltd, India

2014 winners

1st place

African Solar Rise: Electrifying Rural Tanzania
Sam Aflaki and Andrea Masini
HEC Paris, School of Management, France

2nd place

Narayana Nethralaya: Expanding Affordable Eye Care
G Shainesh and Suhruta Kulkarni
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

3rd place

Genesis of a Green Brand in the Mayan Rainforest
Mary Conway Dato-on and Silvia Cacho Elizondo
Rollins College, Florida, US, and IPADE Business School, Mexico 

Honourable mentions:

Healthy City: Fostering Entrepreneurship at the Base of the Pyramid: A Peruvian Experience
Carlos Romero Martinez and Felipe Perez Pineda
INCAE Business School, Nicaragua

The Jaipur Foot: Challenges in Leading a Free Service Organization
Menaka Rao and U Dinesh Kumar
Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, India

2013 winners

1st place

BTPN: Banking for the Bottom of the Pyramid in Indonesia
R. Ryan Nelson, Carl P. Zeithaml, Gardner Bell
University of Virginia

2nd place

Hydraid: Safe Water for the Base of the Pyramid
Paul Mudde
Seidman College of Business, Grand Valley State University, US

3rd place

ayzh at a Crossroad: Maternal Health for Whom?
Asad Aziz, Yolanda Sarason, Grace Hanley
Colorado State University College of Business, US 

Honourable mention:

CES: Replicating the Microconsignment Model
Paul Godfrey
Marriott School, Brigham Young University, US

Honourable mention:

Mushrooms as a Viable Product for Poverty Alleviation in Tanzania
Geoffrey R. Archer, Sarah Proctor, Jennifer
Royal Roads University, Canada

2011 winners

1st place

Village Capital: Using Peer Support to Accelerate Impact Investing
Goizueta Business School, Emory University, United States

2nd place

The South Pacific Business Development Foundation: Fighting Poverty in Fiji
Kelley School of Business, Indiana University, United States

3rd place

Catch a Falling STAR: Sustainable Financing for a BoP Hospital
University of Michigan Medical School, United States

4th place

Good Capital and the Emergence of the Social Capital Market: Investing in Good
Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, United States

5th place

Habitat For Humanity: Implementing a Global Strategy Locally
Schools of Business, Wake Forest University, United States
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