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Business Update: OSU Business plan competition honors students’ ingenuity

Oklahoman Published: April 28, 2010
OSU Business plan competition

honors students’ ingenuity

Four Oklahoma State University students won $25,000 in the Riata Business Plan Competition. The team, named Metcel LLC, proposed to penetrate the honeycomb manufacturing segment of the composite manufacturing industry by producing lightweight, high-strength materials to aircraft manufacturing markets.

Metcel team members were mechanical engineering students Balaji Jayakumar, Adrait Bhat and Ganapathi Mahadevan, along with MBA student Amir Bhochhibhoya.

The "What’s Your Big Idea?” competition began in December, when 96 teams of OSU students entered the contest.

Second place and $10,000 went to Integ Medical Devices LLC, a team that proposed to design and market an innovative intravenous catheter that will reduce secondary infections in patients, saving costs to both patients and hospitals. Team members were MBA students Jaihari Rajendran and Aditya Machani, and international business student Yolanda Odenyo.

Third place and $5,000 went to Turnout Solutions. Team members were Donald Bowman and James T. Bradley.

From staff reports