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2018-2 Winners

The Best Team Selection Process

A total of 5,216 MBA students, undergraduate business students, and non-student contestants from 148 universities in 37 countries on all 6 continents enrolled in the 2018-2 round of the X-Culture competition. Of those, 4,742 passed the Readiness Test and successfully completed the project.

A total of 1,113 reports were submitted in the 2018-2 round of the X-Culture competition.

The reports were sent out for evaluation to a large group of International Business experts, mainly International Business professors and coaches from around the world (182 people from 40 countries). Each report was independently evaluated by 3 to 7 experts along multiple dimensions, such as report creativity, clarity, viability of the ideas, style, as well as evaluation of each report section. The experts also provided qualitative feedback.

Based on the expert evaluations, 44 teams received nearly perfect evaluations. It was impossible to objectively select one best team. Each excelled in at least one or several areas and deserved to be a winner.

Accordingly, this semester 44 teams  are listed as BEST TEAMS (out of 1,113 teams that took part in the competition).

The complete list is provided below.

Members of all Finalist Teams will received Best Team certificates. All members of the finalist teams will also be invited to the upcoming 2019 X-Culture Symposium and X-Culture Coaching Program.

We are also working on interviewing the members of the finalist teams to produce an educational film based on their tips and insights into how to write a winning international business report.


The finalist reports can be download here  icon-download 


THE BEST TEAMS OF THE 2018-2 X-CULTURE COMPETITION

EARLY TRACK

Team 43, Client: Mary’s Poop

  • Angus Jacoumis, The University of Western Australia, Australia, Instructor: Julie Anne Lee
  • Caroline Cooper, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, Instructor: Charles Bryant
  • Cristhian Javier Gonzalez Riano, Universidad EAN, Colombia, Instructor: Andres Aguilera
  • Federica Pala, Florida Institute of Technology, USA, Instructor: Tim Muth
  • Miguel Napoles, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA, Instructor: Luis Torres

Team 56, Client: Vertical Journey

  • Catalina Zea Garcia, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Daniela Acosta
  • Kovan R. Fekkes, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Instructor: Chrissann R Ruehle CRN 80910
  • Laura Gabriela Cardona Castro, Universidad EAN, Colombia, Instructor: Andres Aguilera
  • Shelby Hill, Indiana University East, USA, Instructor: Arkadiusz Mironko

Team 67, Client: ICCM

  • Izzuddin Shah, The University of Western Australia, Australia, Instructor: Julie Anne Lee
  • Ryan Ploch, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Instructor: Chrissann R Ruehle CRN 80912
  • Sebastian  Pedraza Montoya, Universidad EAN, Colombia, Instructor: Andres Aguilera
  • Tomas Echeverri Castro, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Daniela Acosta

Team 79, Client: Nashville

  • Andres Felipe Londono Ruiz, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Daniel Gomez
  • Gabriel Korbes Heinen, FURB – Universidade de Blumenau, Brazil, Instructor: Germano Gehrke
  • Jenna Ripley, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Instructor: Chrissann R Ruehle CRN 80914
  • Lexus Clark, Indiana University East, USA, Instructor: Arkadiusz Mironko
  • Natalia Andrea Cortés Briceno, Fundacion Universitaria Konrad Lorenz, Colombia, Instructor: Edgar Andres Lopez 2

Team 99, Client: Vertical Journey

  • Caiolfhionn Meyer-Gleaves, Indiana University East, USA, Instructor: Arkadiusz Mironko
  • Laura Villanueva Gallego, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Ana Maria Velasquez
  • Mariana Salazar Florez, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Daniela Acosta
  • Melina Alves Barboza Da Silva, Federal University of Parana, Brazil, Instructor: Germano Glufke Reis
  • Nicole Rodriguez, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA, Instructor: Luis Torres

Team 154, Client: Unicorn

  • Brittney Hollingsworth, Georgia Gwinnett College, USA, Instructor: Luis Torres
  • Daniela Giraldo Hinestroza, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Daniela Acosta
  • Hui Sun, The University of Western Australia, Australia, Instructor: Julie Anne Lee
  • Marcina Marie Kirschenheuter, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Ana Maria Velasquez

Team 158, Client: Vertical Journey

  • Daniela Munoz, Universidad de La Salle, Colombia, Instructor: Julio Cesar Botero
  • Juan Sebastian Manrique Micolta, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Instructor: Daniela Acosta
  • Lisa Lund, The University of Western Australia, Australia, Instructor: Julie Anne Lee
  • Tyler Hochwalt, Indiana University East, USA, Instructor: Arkadiusz Mironko

Team 193, Client: Sacona

  • Jacob P. Starnes, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Instructor: Chrissann R Ruehle CRN 80910
  • Laura Perico, Universidad de La Salle, Colombia, Instructor: Julio Cesar Botero
  • Vivian Kuijper, University of Groningen, Netherlands, Instructor: Esha Mendiratta

 

LATE TRACK

Team 1, Client: Dream School

  • Aelita Tykhonruk, Academy, Ukraine, Instructor: Academy
  • Aum Shah, Academy, USA, Instructor: Academy
  • Serpilov Yevhenii, Academy, Ukraine, Instructor: Academy
  • Sireen Umer, Academy, Pakistan, Instructor: Academy

Team 4, Client: Dream School

  • Aburva Govindarajan, Academy, Oman, Instructor: Academy
  • Eya Briki, Academy, Tunisia, Instructor: Academy
  • Krasimira Stancheva, Academy, United Kingdom, Instructor: Academy
  • Nguyen Thithaouyen, Academy, Vietnam, Instructor: Academy
  • Shelle Babatunde, Academy, Nigeria, Instructor: Academy

Team 110, Client: MVP Hair

  • Alfonso Curdero Portela, University of Salerno, Italy, Instructor: Bice Della Piana
  • Anna Ortiz, Texas State University, USA, Instructor: Maggie Wan
  • Charlene Elisabeth, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, Instructor: Karen Peyronnin
  • Dalton Pikus, University of Delaware, USA, Instructor: Amanda Bullough
  • Shahzeb Ajmal, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan, Instructor: Muhammad Ayaz 3

Team 112, Client: Baker Donelson

  • Felix Elian Santoso, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, Instructor: Karen Peyronnin
  • Griffin Robert Paine, University of Delaware, USA, Instructor: Amanda Bullough
  • Janay Walls, Texas State University, USA, Instructor: Maggie Wan
  • Syed Huzaifa Ahmed, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan, Instructor: Muhammad Ayaz 3

Team 113, Client: Welever

  • Hanna Jane Odinak, University of Delaware, USA, Instructor: Amanda Bullough
  • Maria Vaca, Texas State University, USA, Instructor: Maggie Wan
  • Muhammad Mulia Rizky Alkahfi, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, Instructor: Karen Peyronnin
  • Syeda Arisha Ahmed, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan, Instructor: Muhammad Ayaz 3

Team 117, Client: ICCM

  • Fillippo Begliardi Ghidini, Merrimack College, USA, Instructor: Valerie A Bell
  • Kaitlyn McCully, University of Delaware, USA, Instructor: Amanda Bullough
  • Maja Wasilczyk, Universidad Esan, Peru, Instructor: Jorge del Castillo
  • Shania Tsamara, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, Instructor: Karen Peyronnin

Team 202, Client: Baker Donelson

  • Darrien D. Cooper, Saint Louis University, USA, Instructor: Christine Ascencio
  • Makenzie Thompson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Instructor: Karen Lynden
  • Margot Peoch, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Zarwa Dar, Mount Royal University , Canada, Instructor: Abdulrahman Chikhouni

Team 207, Client: Nashville

  • Alexis Currell-Therrien, Niagara College, Canada, Instructor: Navjote Khara
  • Anne Luisa Eckardt, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Jack H. Hueseman, Saint Louis University, USA, Instructor: Christine Ascencio
  • Mikail Adams, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Instructor: Karen Lynden

Team 211, Client: MVP Hair

  • Anastasia Tracy, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Lauren E. Crawley, Saint Louis University, USA, Instructor: Christine Ascencio
  • Niara Jefferies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Instructor: Karen Lynden
  • Qian Kang, Niagara College, Canada, Instructor: Navjote Khara

Team 255, Client: Hiplantro-LaTeresita

  • Alice Verite, Université Catholique de Lille, France, Instructor: Helene Clary
  • Anna Lang, Washburn University, USA, Instructor: Liviu Florea
  • Milos Kohus, Texas A&M University, USA, Instructor: Daria Panina
  • Pavani Jeyathasan Krishnan, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold

Team 395, Client: Sacona

  • Louis Antonio, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, Instructor: Karen Peyronnin
  • Ricky N. Telischak, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Peter Reday
  • Rodrigo Gallegos, Farmingdale State College (SUNY), USA, Instructor: Jing Betty Feng
  • Roman Yaremko-Hladun, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ukraine, Instructor: Nataliia Kochkina

Team 417, Client: MVP Hair

  • Andreij R Selanniemi, Eckerd College, USA, Instructor: Sandra Graca
  • Daniel W. Rhodes, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc
  • Oksana Fedosejeva, Hotel School Hotel Management College Riga, Latvia, Instructor: Olga Zvereva
  • Xenia Douglas, St. George’s University, Grenada, Instructor: Reccia Charles IB

Team 426, Client: Welever

  • Louis M. Derloni, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc
  • Muhammad Zaid, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan, Instructor: Muhammad Ayaz 1
  • Radvile Dzemydaite, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Instructor: Danuta Diskiene
  • Ryan L Fehr, Eckerd College, USA, Instructor: Sandra Graca

Team 429, Client: Sacona

  • Ayesha Ahmed, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan, Instructor: Muhammad Ayaz 2
  • Gelda N. B. Tarr, Merrimack College, USA, Instructor: Valerie A Bell
  • Mason L. Scovil, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc
  • Stefany C. Preciado-Lopez, University Center for Economic and Managerial Sciences, University of Guadalajara, Mexico, Instructor: Jose G. Vargas-Hernandez

Team 430, Client: Unicheck

  • Adrian Lopez Salazar, ITESM – Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, Instructor: Liliana Cajas
  • Bisma Abid, Institute of Business Administration Karachi, Pakistan, Instructor: Muhammad Ayaz 2
  • Lars Sund, Merrimack College, USA, Instructor: Valerie A Bell
  • Matthew D. Manos, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc

Team 444, Client: Hiplantro-LaTeresita

  • Meng Tao, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Riley N. Sorenson, Merrimack College, USA, Instructor: Valerie A Bell
  • Valor V. Haggerty, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc
  • Zoe Cheyenne Beatrice Thiebaut, ITESM – Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, Instructor: Liliana Cajas 1

Team 447, Client: Baker Donelson

  • Alexis N. Locketti, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc
  • Helena Anna Maria Schroedl, ITESM – Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, Instructor: Liliana Cajas 2
  • Omar Elshazly, Pennsylvania State University at Erie , USA, Instructor: William HA Johnson
  • Shin Rong Teh, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold

Team 449, Client: Mary’s Poop

  • Amy L. Wells, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc
  • Ana Ofelia Ramirez Lozano, ITESM – Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, Instructor: Liliana Cajas 2
  • Benjamin Ooi Rui Jie, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Sean Roman, Pennsylvania State University at Erie , USA, Instructor: William HA Johnson

Team 463, Client: Unicheck

  • Geranne Vegter, vHall-Larenstein , Netherlands, Instructor: Rob Warmenhoven
  • Jia Hao Tan, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Matthew A. Steer, Youngstown State University, USA, Instructor: Omer F Genc

Team 469, Client: X-Culture

  • Burcu Aydemir, Marmara University, Turkey, Instructor: Dilek Zamantili Nayir
  • Jose Miguel Gonzalez Penalver, vHall-Larenstein , Netherlands, Instructor: Rob Warmenhoven
  • Kim Nicole Chanel T. Tay, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Patricia Carvalho Oliveira, University of Oklahoma, USA, Instructor: Yejun Zhang
  • Tingyu He, Florida International University, USA, Instructor: Sherry Andre

Team 473, Client: Unicorn

  • Ashley Gomez, Florida International University, USA, Instructor: Sherry Andre
  • Fresco ten Hoope, arnhem business school, Netherlands, Instructor: Robert Warmenhoven
  • Karl Benjaminsson, University of Oklahoma, USA, Instructor: Yejun Zhang
  • Nathis Yong Ning Wee, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold

Team 480, Client: Unicorn

  • Fatema Salim Mubarak Al Balushi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, Instructor: James Rajasekar
  • Gayla King, Florida International University, USA, Instructor: Sherry Andre
  • Lyssa Murray, University of Oklahoma, USA, Instructor: Yejun Zhang
  • Shawn Yi Ting Ho, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold

Team 489, Client: ICCM

  • Daisy Hoogenboezem, Assumption University of Thailand, Thailand, Instructor: Saifon Singhatong
  • Muzna Mohammed Yahya Yousuf Al Kharusi, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman, Instructor: James Rajasekar
  • Tim Strickman, University of Oklahoma, USA, Instructor: Yejun Zhang
  • T’Keyah Jackson, Florida International University, USA, Instructor: Sherry Andre

Team 501, Client: X-Culture

  • Busra Akyurek, Bogazici University, Turkey, Instructor: Harun Emre Yildiz
  • Hanna N. Alzeer, University of Washington Bothell , USA, Instructor: David S. Shaw
  • Matthew Houston Meller, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, USA, Instructor: Michelle Reina
  • Tyler Vaughn Blackmore, Niagara College, Canada, Instructor: Navjote Khara

Team 503, Client: Bliive

  • Kelsie Wang, University of Washington Bothell , USA, Instructor: David S. Shaw
  • Mert Erdem, Bogazici University, Turkey, Instructor: Harun Emre Yildiz
  • Michaela Wells, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, USA, Instructor: Michelle Reina
  • Qian Chen, Niagara College, Canada, Instructor: Navjote Khara
  • Xinyu Zhang, Florida International University, USA, Instructor: Sherry Andre

Team 525, Client: Sacona

  • Chee Ming Leong, Singapore Management University, Singapore, Instructor: Gordon Perchthold
  • Raden Mas Dicka Pramudya Krisnamukti, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, Instructor: Karen Peyronnin
  • Ryan L. Belk, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Instructor: Karen Lynden
  • Stacey Asis, California State University Long Beach, USA, Instructor: Nataliya Acc-Nikmehr

Team 552, Client: Unicorn

  •  Ibrahim Taie Ahmed Soliman, arnhem business school, Netherlands, Instructor: Robert Warmenhoven
  • Ashleigh Stevens, University of Oklahoma, USA, Instructor: Yejun Zhang
  • Cindy Telesford-Jules, St. George’s University, Grenada, Instructor: Reccia Charles IB
  • Doruk Duygun, Farmingdale State College (SUNY), USA, Instructor: Jing Betty Feng

Team 554, Client: Hiplantro-LaTeresita

  • Carina Francois, St. George’s University, Grenada, Instructor: Reccia Charles MAC
  • Dayra A. Perez, Merrimack College, USA, Instructor: Valerie A Bell
  • Francia Leiva, Niagara College, Canada, Instructor: Navjote Khara
  • Patricia Falcon, Florida International University, USA, Instructor: Sherry Andre

Team 659, Client: Unicorn

  • Allysa W. Robinson, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Instructor: Karen Lynden
  • Kancharla Venkata Sri Harshita, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India, India, Instructor: Swati Dhir
  • Pauline Rieu, San Diego State University, USA, Instructor: Martina Musteen
  • Syed Aun Raza, Institute of Business Administration-IBA, Pakistan, Instructor: Ashar Saleem

Team 660, Client: Mary’s Poop

  • Alyssa R. Henry, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Instructor: Karen Lynden
  • Kharan Basumatary, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India, India, Instructor: Swati Dhir
  • Sofija Kresovich, San Diego State University, USA, Instructor: Martina Musteen
  • Syed Saad Ali, Institute of Business Administration-IBA, Pakistan, Instructor: Ashar Saleem

Team 712, Client: Bliive

  • Damon J. Netz, Eastern Washington University, USA, Instructor: Abrahim Soleimani
  • Remika, International University of Japan, Japan, Instructor: Yingying Zhang Zhang
  • Rupeshkumar Jadhawar, Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, India, Instructor: Ramya Venkateswaran
  • Tim Ruepke, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, Switzerland, Instructor: Lynn Leng Khim Lim

Team 720, Client: X-Culture

  • Adwoa Afriyie Asante, KNUST School of Business, Ghana, Instructor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
  • Akshai Narain, Indian Institute of Management Raipur, India, Instructor: Salman Ali
  • Anthony Lagar, San Diego State University, USA, Instructor: Martina Musteen
  • Valeria Favetti, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Italy, Instructor: Elvira Tiziana La Rocca

Team 752, Client: Bliive

  • Johnson Kristi, St. John’s University, New York, USA, Instructor: Charles Wankel
  • Julia Cunha, University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Instructor: Eric Davoine
  • Manu M Pillai, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India, India, Instructor: Swati Dhir
  • Thywill Akos Asimenu, KNUST School of Business, Ghana, Instructor: Samuel Yaw Akomea

Team 758, Client: Nashville

  • Justin R. Nagel, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, USA, Instructor: Andy Yu
  • Nalumansi, Yayeri Kisaame Kuteesakwe, International University of Japan, Japan, Instructor: Yingying Zhang Zhang
  • Sanika Gairola, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India, India, Instructor: Swati Dhir
  • Silvia Jeannette Conedera Aguirre, University of Messina, Department of Economics, Italy, Instructor: Elvira Tiziana La Rocca

Team 759, Client: Unicheck

  • Amir Boulakradeche , Université Catholique de Lille, France, Instructor: Helene Clary
  • Claudio Cabrera, San Diego State University, USA, Instructor: Martina Musteen
  • Shayaree Sengupta, Indian Institute of Management Ranchi, India, India, Instructor: Swati Dhir
  • Wau, Wilhem, International University of Japan, Japan, Instructor: Yingying Zhang Zhang

Team 838, Client: Welever

  • Diandra Kamila, BINUS UNIVERSITY, Indonesia, Instructor: Karen Peyronnin
  • Juana Alejandro Soriiano, CUNY Baruch College, USA, Instructor: Cliff Wymbs
  • Lorena Mijangos Coutino, ITESM – Instituto Tecnologico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Mexico, Instructor: Liliana Cajas 1
  • Victoria Wong, Coventry University, UK, Instructor: Sharon Southcott