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The team of (from left) Alexandra Korijn ’15, Jamie Lu ’16, Blair Pircon ’16, Ashley Luse ’15, Duda Cardoso ’16, and Rebecca Sholiton ’16 celebrate after winning Wharton's MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition.

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Wharton MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) Competition

Team win contest analyzing real-world social-impact startups

By Heather Blaha

6/12/2015 - 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.