An MBA student team from SDA Bocconi competed with all the top business schools worldwide and earned one of five nominations for best diligence at the finals of the impact investing competition MIINT.
Last April, a team from our Full-Time MBA along with 24 groups coming from top international business schools gathered at The Wharton School on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia for the culmination of the MIINT, the MBA Impact Investing Network & Training, an international competition organized by the impact investing fund Bridges Venture and Wharton Social Impact.
With the support of the Impact Investing Lab, the team – made up of Cosimo Calcagno, Diego Saita and Konrad Jakubowsky – pitched the startup Jobmetoo, which provides an effective solution for the unserved market of jobs for people with disabilities, enabling the inclusion of this disadvantaged category of workers while also showing an interesting financial projection.
The team earned one of five nominations for best diligence for their high calibre of analysis. the first place was won by the team from MIT Sloan School of Management, that presented a financial inclusion business to help people in South America access credit and earned a prize of $50,000 (to be invested in their selected company, pending further due diligence).
“The MIINT competition has provided our students with an exceptional occasion to pitch a vital impact investment opportunity to real potential investors,” comments Francesca Casalini, team advisor and member of the Impact Investing Lab. “Our MBA team has proven that they can hold their own among their peers from the best business schools in the world.”
This year’s program was the biggest ever, with more than 600 students from 25 top business schools from around the world including Wharton, Harvard, Kellogg and Columbia, as well as European schools LBS, LSE and IESE.
“The growing popularity of the program highlights the rising interest in impact investing, particularly among the future generation of entrepreneurs, professionals and investors”, notes Veronica Vecchi, Director of the Impact Investing Lab. “As a School of Management, we are committed to concretely support the development of this field, training tomorrow’s leaders that strive to generate a positive impact on society”.
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