Neil Parmar: So You Won a Business Case Challenge? Implement It
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Sometimes the hardest part of winning a major business case contest happens after the best idea has been selected, a victor announced and the prize money delivered. For Akanksha Hazari, whose team won the Hult Global Case Challenge last year while trying to do its part to solve the world's clean water crisis, the process has included securing a telecom partner in Africa, piloting a project in and around Mumbai and starting up an independent social enterprise also based in Mumbai. On weekends, Hazari gets to visit with her husband, who must fly in to Mumbai from Hong Kong, where he works and resides.
"There are challenges in taking something that's generated in a competition and translating that into the field," says Hazari, who was completing her MBA at Cambridge University when she and her team entered the Hult challenge. Their winning concept and social enterprise, m.Paani, designs and implements mobile phone-based loyalty programs that help communities living at the bott
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