Whitman Students Invited to Participate in Business Competition

A team of Whitman students will participate in the Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition hosted by the Neeley School of Business at TCU. The Richards Barrentine Values and Ventures Business Plan Competition promotes the adherence of personal values and ethics when creating a business model in order to do good while supporting the needs of the organization and the community.

The team includes seniors Christopher Grant ’12 BS, Victoria Di Napoli ’12 BS, William Craine ’12 BS and Hunt Lau ’12 BS. Their business, WaterPort, aims to create a portable and self-sustained rainwater harvesting and filtration system to bring clean water to impoverished villages.

"Waterport is extremely passionate about their goal to enhance the rain water harvesting and purification methods that are currently used in impoverished villages,” says Grant. “We are convinced that there is an efficient and healthy solution to this dilemma, and we are eager to achieve it."
The Neeley Entrepreneurship Center invites undergraduate students from universities around to world to submit their plan by April 9 then travel to Fort Worth, Texas to present in front of a panel of judges the following week. The winners of the competition will be presented with $15,000 at an awards dinner April 20. Second, third and fourth place prizes will be awarded $10,000, $5,000 and $2,500 respectively.

24 schools will participate in this year’s competition, some include, Kansas State University, College of Business Administration, New York University, Stern School of Business, and Wake Forest University, Schools of Business.