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School of Business

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NIBS winners England, White, and Feuerborn

International Champions

Washburn students won first place in the Network of International Business Schools (NIBS) Worldwide Business Plan Competition. Kennedy White, a 2016 business graduate, senior business major Connor England, and junior mass media major Mark Feuerborn won the competition with their idea and a business plan for D18, a service that helps restaurants, manufacturers, and hotels save money by identifying tax exemption opportunities within their utility charges. The trio was awarded a championship trophy and €1,250 in cash ($1,400 in U.S. dollars). Pictured left to right: England, White, and Feuerborn.

NIBS is an association of business schools from around the world which believes that internationalization of business and globalization of the economy are essential elements in the evolution of managerial practices. The goal of the competition is to stimulate global entrepreneurship among students.

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