Wharton MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) Competition
Team win contest analyzing real-world social-impact startupsBy Heather Blaha
On April 18, a six-person Kellogg team won first-place at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School MIINT competition. The MIINT program is an experiential learning opportunity where students analyze real-world startups that make a big impact on society and show great investment potential. After creating an investment thesis, each team sources social enterprises, selects one enterprise and conducts in-depth due diligence, and then pitches the enterprise to an investment committee.
This year’s winning team – including Alexandra Korijn ’15, Ashley Luse ’15, Blair Pircon ’16, Duda Cardoso ’16, Jamie Lu ’16 and Rebecca Sholiton ’16 – selected Infiniteach, an autism education digital platform. “It was rewarding being part of such a strong team of women in social finance,” said Korijn, “and after months of in-depth due diligence, we only became more convinced of Infiniteach’s potential.”
This is the second year in a row that a Kellogg team won the ‘best impact investment’ award, which qualifies Infiniteach for a $50,000 investment.