Motorola has been announced as the corporate sponsor of the 17th annual Wake Forest MBA Marketing Summit, which is taking place Feb. 8-10, 2007, in Winston-Salem, N.C.
The identity of the sponsor was kept confidential until teams competing in the event arrived in Winston-Salem on Thursday evening, Feb. 8. Once the name of the sponsor was announced, eight teams – featuring four to seven MBA students each – from around the country were given 36 hours to develop a marketing plan to solve a real marketing challenge facing Motorola.
This year’s participating teams include:
- Dartmouth College (Tuck)
- Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
- Indiana University (Kelley)
- Michigan State University (Broad)
- University of California – Berkeley (Haas)
- University of Virginia (Darden)
- University of Washington
- Wake Forest University (Babcock)
Some of the past sponsors include Coca-Cola, Echostar, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline, Apple Inc., Sara Lee, Microsoft, Lowe’s Home Improvement Warehouse, R.J. Reynolds International, Wachovia Wealth Management and Yahoo!
More information about the event is available at www.mba.wfu.edu/summit.
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