The International Business Club (IBC) held its inaugural International Business & Emerging Markets Case Competition this past Saturday, October 28, on Northeastern University's Boston campus. Sponsored by the Center for Emerging Markets, five teams of up to four students, each from across the D'Amore-McKim School of Business, were given approximately 36 hours to prepare a 10-minute presentation based on an emerging markets-themed case, which they later delivered to a team of five judges – all from the local business community, several of whom are Northeastern alums. 

Cash prizes were awarded to the top three performing teams:

First prize ($2,000): Halle Snopek, Evan Troup, Logan Spurr, and Wade Contney

Second prize ($1,000): Nicte Travino, Matilde Anacoreta, George Athanasopoulos, and Anthony Butsikaris

Third prize ($500): Tarun Kandra, George Walker, and Adam Lee

Other competition participants included Julia Barrow, Mikayla O'Neil, Andrew Kraupner, Michael Picciotto, Agasthya Krishna, and Mtkyta Dekhtiarenko.

The IBC is an undergraduate student-run organization led entirely by an Executive Board comprised of Adam Burroughs, Blake Masterson, Mithilesh Tulsian, Anh Rachel Le, and Kate Bruton. The IBC's competition was funded through the Srinivasan Family Awards for Projects in Emerging Markets, a student grant program at the Center for Emerging Markets that offers awards to undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in full-time programs at Northeastern University to conduct research, create a startup, take part in a service-learning project, organize a conference, or pursue another innovative project that addresses pressing problems in one or more emerging markets around the world.

If you are interested in joining or getting involved with IBC, please contact Adam at or Professor William Lovely, IBC's Faculty Mentor at

For more information about the Srinivasan Family Awards program, click here: Student Grants – Student Learning – D'Amore-McKim School of Business (