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2020-1 Winners

Competition Winners

The Best Team Selection Process

A total of 6,013 MBA students, undergraduate business students, and non-student contestants from 132 universities in 102 countries on all 6 continents applied to participate in the 2020-1 round of the X-Culture competition. Of those, 5,013 passed the Readiness Test, were allowed to participate and successfully completed the project.

A total of 975 reports were submitted in the 2020-1 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 (174 people from 45 countries). Each report was independently evaluated by 3 to 7 experts along multiple dimensions, such as report creativity, clarity, the viability of the ideas, style, as well as evaluation of each report section. The experts also provided qualitative feedback.

Based on the expert evaluations, 75 teams received nearly perfect evaluations.

An additional Awards Committee comprised of 11 professors and 11 coaches was then formed, and they reviewed the 75 finalists reports.

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 28 teams were listed as BEST TEAMS (out of 975 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 2021 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 2020-1 X-CULTURE COMPETITION

EARLY TRACK

Team: 22, Client: OneMoreDay, Italy
Angelica Marta Socha, Dominican University, USA, Professor: Al Rosenbloom
Dhruv P. Singh, NEOMA Business School, France, Professor: Ana Colovic
Ian Balistrieri, Marquette University/College of Business Administration, USA, Professor: Bonnie Oneill
Whyte Sachoy, University of the West Indies, Jamaica, Jamaica, Professor: Tolulope Bewaji
Yannick A. Wood-Seems, University of New Brunswick, Canada, Professor: Wan Li

LATE TRACK

Team: 65, Client: OneMoreDay, Italy
Laura Cristina Corzo Ramos, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Colombia, Professor: Andres Mauricio Castro Figueroa
Ellen Gray, University of Alabama, USA, Professor: Peter Magnusson
Dario Giambrone, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
La Russa Claudio, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Lakshman Kumar, Sharda University, India, Professor: Vineet Gupta

Team: 528, Client: CaptiVoice, USA
Sara Brari, Universita  di Trieste, Italy, Professor: Donata Vianelli
Stephanie Avila, Hofstra University, USA, Professor: Jieqiong Ma
Suphakorn Suphasa, Thailand, Professor: Justin Kraemer
Maranda Alvarez, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Professor: Karen Lynden 02
Itziar Bueno, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Rocco Bordoni, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia

Team: 601, Client: Dart Drones, USA
Mariana Silva, University of Minho, Portugal, Professor: Ana Maria Soares
Marianella Rivera, St. John’s University, New York, Dominican Republic, Professor: Charles Wankel
Yadanar, Myanmar, Professor: Justin Kraemer
Ronald Smith, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Professor: Karen Lynden
Mukhammad Khalili, Vilnius University, Lithuania, Professor: Vas Taras

Team: 100, Client: Dart Drones, USA
Whitney J. Dietz, Elon University, USA, Professor: Carri Tolmie
Edward Stiven Martin Machuca, Universidad EAN, Colombia, Professor: Juan Manuel Gil
Bashar Rasoul, Youngstown State University, USA, Professor: Omer F. Genc
Louis-Graves Kevin, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
Ricardo Audelo Fagoaga, Tecnologico de Monterrey , Mexico, Professor: Humberto Garcia

Team: 158, Client: Foundley, UK
Mariah Martinez, Baruch college, USA, Professor: Cliff Wymbs
Daniela Hernandez Tovar, Universidad EAN, Colombia, Professor: Juan Manuel Gil
Brandon A. Stowe, Youngstown State University, USA, Professor: Omer F. Genc
Ampem Oheneba Serwaa, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
Ekaterina Gurova, University of Tyumen, Russia, Professor: Tatiana Ilnitskaya

Team: 490, Client: Foundley, UK
M Divya, Ramachandran International Institute of Management (RIIM, Pune), India, Professor: Akhtar Ali Sayyed
Sandra Cristina Alves Ferreira, University of Minho, Portugal, Professor: Ana Maria Soares
George Geraghty, Saint Anselm College, USA, Professor: Dina Frutos-Bencze
Issabell L. Leeper, Youngstown State University, USA, Professor: Peter A. Reday

Team: 55, Client: Get Out! Events, Singapore
Jennifer Mao, University of Delaware, USA, Professor: Amanda Bullough
Jamshed Ali, Universita  di Macerata (Universita degli Studi di Macerata), Italy, Professor: Ernesto Tavoletti
Tanpreet Kaur, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland, India, Professor: Lynn Leng Khim Lim
Fiorella Bergamasco, Universidad ORT Uruguay, Netherlands, Professor: Magali Da Silva Cabrera
Frederik Poitras, L’Université du Québec à Montréal,Canada, Professor: Zandra Balbinot

Team: 421, Client: Get Out! Events, Singapore
Lindsey Sommerfeld, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Professor: Chrissann R. Ruehle
Namarq Mohamed Abdul Redha Al Abduwani, SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY, OMAN, Oman, Professor: James Rajasekar
Minya Liu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China, Professor: Lin Huang
Natalia Vignali, CSU, Long Beach, USA, Professor: Nataliya Acc-Nikmehr

Team: 152, Client: Get Out! Events, Singapore
Brian Lange, Baruch college, USA, Professor: Cliff Wymbs
Miguel Gonzalez Gonzalez, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Professor: Daniela Acosta
Valeriia Voronina, the university of Tyumen, Russia, Russia, Professor: Elena Iarkova
BenJamin L. Rubinic, Youngstown State University, USA, Professor: Omer F. Genc
Acheampong Jackline, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
Prateek Kumar, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Manon Charlotte Denise Bové, Politecnico di Milano , France, Professor: Stefano Elia

Team: 604, Client: Good Earth Oils, Australia
José Pedro Varela Lopes, University of Minho, Portugal, Professor: Ana Maria Soares
Alexis Spiotta, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Professor: Chrissann R. Ruehle
Noppakao Chaiya, Thailand, Professor: Justin Kraemer
Cecilia Massey, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, USA, Professor: Oscar Barzuna
Lorianne Mailler, HEG-FR – School of Management Fribourg, Switzerland, Professor: Perroud Stephanie

Team: 423, Client: Good Earth Oils, Australia
Taylor Jones, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Professor: Chrissann R. Ruehle
Sulaiman Saif Sulaiman Al Mamari, SULTAN QABOOS UNIVERSITY, OMAN, Oman, Professor: James Rajasekar
Tianran Yu, University of Nottingham Ningbo China, China, Professor: Lin Huang
Starry Faircourt, CSU, Long Beach, USA, Professor: Nataliya Acc-Nikmehr

Team: 590, Client: ICCM, USA
Selina Bernal, University of North Texas at Dallas, USA, Professor: A Banu Goktan
Kristen Mallett, Northeastern State University, USA, Professor: Kevin Litz
Prince Mensah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
Beatrice Onorati, Tor Vergata University, Italy, Professor: Sara Poggesi
Alexis Armando Mondragon Bezares, Tecnologico de Monterrey, Mexico, Professor: Su Jin Yeon

Team: 67, Client: Matchplat, Italy
Laura Vanessa Camargo Peña, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Colombia, Professor: Andres Mauricio Castro Figueroa
John Austin Higginbotham, University of Alabama, USA, Professor: Peter Magnusson
Maggi Filippo, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Provenza Vittoria, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Brian Risheim, Florida Atlantic University, USA, Professor: Len J. Trevino

Team: 61, Client: Matchplat, Italy
Fanny Natalia Patiño Bermudez, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Colombia, Professor: Andres Mauricio Castro Figueroa
Savannah Olmstead, University of Alabama, USA, Professor: Peter Magnusson
Daniel Sanches Montemor Augusto, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Labrousse Camille Monique Nathalie, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Abhigyan Das, Sharda University, India, Professor: Vineet Gupta

Team: 80, Client: Matchplat, Italy
Grace Golden, University of Alabama, USA, Professor: Peter Magnusson
Di Raimondo Andrea, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Marin Bustamante Diego Fernando, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia

Team: 38, Client: Nomad, Colombia
Alan Jibran Reyes Garcia, Mexico
Jenny Zhuo, Singapore, Professor: Alina Noor
Katarzyna Erhardt, Poland, Professor: Urszula Drzewiecka
Sophie Bouchard, Canada,
Xander Minzenmay, Australia,
Zsofia Szegedi, Hungary

Team: 171, Client: Nomad, Colombia
Sara Nicolas, Canisius College, USA, Professor: Coral Snodgrass
Francesca Colosso, Universita  di Trieste, Italy, Professor: Donata Vianelli
Santiago Toro, Universidad EAFIT, Colombia, Professor: Nicolas Duran
Matthew J. Stephens, Youngstown State University, USA, Professor: Omer F. Genc
Dunyah Miriam Enyonam Abla, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea

Team: 663, Client: Nomad, Colombia
Rongzhe Xu, Loughborough University, China, Professor: Angelika Zimmermann
Andreas Thorsen, Elon University, Hong Kong, Professor: Carri Tolmie
Milton Mauricio Rivera Villamizar, Universidad Santo Tomas de Aquino Seccional Bucaramanga, Colombia, Professor: Osman Franco
Laura Cruz, Shippensburg University, USA, Professor: Robert Stephens
Ella Stéphanie Lompo, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Burkina Faso, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
Valentina-Joy Lowe, Florida Atlantic University, USA, Professor: Len J. Trevino

Team: 203, Client: UNCG, MSIB Program, USA
Sean Patrick Healy, Saint Anselm College, USA, Professor: Dina Frutos-Bencze
Niels Martens, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen HAN, Netherlands, Professor: Maurits Cosijn CEN-D01
Tanner Schopf, Shippensburg University, USA, Professor: Robert Stephens
Melvyn Essiel Mawuli, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea
Fani Hodalj, University of Rijeka, Faculty of Economics and Business, Croatia, Professor: Viktorija Knapic
Daria Kaverzina, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, Professor: Aleksandra Kobicheva

Team: 221, Client: UNCG, MSIB Program, USA
Ana C. B. Martins, University of Minho, Portugal, Professor: Ana Maria Soares
Briana Vertucci, Hofstra University, USA, Professor: Jieqiong Ma
Sara E. Rydman, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Sweden, Professor: Karen Lynden 02
Rashida Alhassan, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea

Team: 47, Client: Soprano, Brazil
Jhanvee Kumari Domun, Mauritius
Laiba Nawaz, Pakistan
Mackenna Fraser, Canada
Taoussi Ghali, Morocco
Wiktor Piotr Szafraniec, Switzerland
Xinlan Shen, Singapore, Professor: Alina Noor

Team: 630, Client: Soprano, Brazil
Rebeca Maia, University of Minho, Brazil, Professor: Ana Maria Soares
Warren Craig Johnson, Henderson State Univesity, USA, Professor: Edward Akoto
Kimberly Iseley, Northeastern State University, USA, Professor: Kevin Litz
Prince Kankam Boadu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea

Team: 605, Client: Soprano, Brazil
Rahman Md Mahbubur, Rostov State University of Economics, Bangladesh, Professor: Inga Mezinova
Sirilak Samchimchom, Thailand, Professor: Justin Kraemer
Jennifer Smith, Rowan Cabarrus Community College, USA, Professor: Oscar Barzuna
Pierre Berra, HEG-FR – School of Management Fribourg, Switzerland, Professor: Perroud Stephanie
Franklin Pulla, University of Connecticut, USA, Professor: Gregory Kivenzor

Team: 240, Client: X-Culture Kids, USA/Global
Anna Kuznetsova, Peter the Great Saint-Petersburg Polytechnic University, Russia, Professor: Aleksandra Kobicheva
Rebecca H. Neuffer, Elon University, USA, Professor: Carri Tolmie
Nicole Sheron, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA, Professor: Karen Lynden
Shubhika Singhal, University of Delhi, India, Professor: Sumati Varma

Team: 177, Client: X-Culture Kids, USA/Global
Daniela Maldonado, Universidad Panamericana Mexico, Mexico, Professor: Alejandra Tenorio
Lindsey Chandler, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Professor: Daniel Rottig
Ioana Diana Buzgau, Universita  di Trieste, Italy, Professor: Donata Vianelli
Vincent J. DiRenzo, Youngstown State University, USA, Professor: Omer F. Genc
Erica Boateng, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea

Team: 63, Client: ZenCV, Italy
Juan Sebastian Casas Orjuela, Universidad Piloto de Colombia, Colombia, Professor: Andres Mauricio Castro Figueroa
Austin Roberts, University of Alabama, USA, Professor: Peter Magnusson
Bonacina Arianna, Politecnico di Milano , Italy, Professor: Stefano Elia
Cláudio Luís De Melo Pereira, Politecnico di Milano , Brazil, Professor: Stefano Elia
Mychala Walker, Virginia State University, USA, Professor: Ayse Balas

Team: 176, Client: ZenCV, Italy
Brenda Hernandez, Universidad Panamericana Mexico, Mexico, Professor: Alejandra Tenorio
Jarod Zamikoff, Florida Gulf Coast University, USA, Professor: Daniel Rottig
Andrada Sandra Adriana Balaj, Universita  di Trieste, Italy, Professor: Donata Vianelli
Sean R. Peterson, Youngstown State University, USA, Professor: Omer F. Genc
Emmanuella Adu-Dapaah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana, Professor: Samuel Yaw Akomea