More than 600 MBA students, business owners, and business mentors nationwide participated in the second Small Business School Challenge competition to support small businesses

October 23, 2020

For Immediate Release–   This past weekend, more than 400 MBA students from prestigious universities all across America joined forces in response to the economic challenges small businesses are facing right now.  The Small Business School Challenge was a 48 hour virtual accelerated workshop and business strategy ‘hackathon’ Oct 15-17th that paired real local small…


Announcing the Winning Teams in the SBSC-II

October 19, 2020

Please join us in a virtual confetti toss as we celebrate the top 3 teams from each School Semi-Final and the top 3 teams overall! The second Small Business School Challenge concluded Saturday night, October 17th, capping a 48-hour sprint of design thinking and problem solving for nearly 150 small business clients by MBA teams…

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Stories of Impact: Camp Captivate owner shares positive results and thanks to her MBA team

August 14, 2020

Ildikó Stennis, CEO of Science Smart Kids Inc (DBA “Camp Captivate”), shares an update on how the Small Business School Challenge transformed her business.

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Top Business Schools and MBAs Respond to Ongoing Need to Support Small Business with the 2nd Small Business School Challenge

August 13, 2020

48-hour virtual event to help small business owners adapt and succeed is back on Sept 24-26, 2020.

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9 Small Business Owners share the impact of the first SBSC event

August 10, 2020

We dreamed up the Small Business School Challenge this spring in response to the very real and sudden pain business owners across the US were facing when the world went on lockdown, and also the very fresh disappointment for MBA students who saw opportunities to develop and test their skills dry up as schools went…

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Small Business Stories of Impact: CoCo Pai

August 1, 2020

CoCo Pai, owner of CoZi Skincare, shares her experience in the inaugural Small Business School Challenge in May 2020 and the impact working with her team of MBA student consultants had on her growing business.

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Small Business Stories of Impact: David Wagner

July 25, 2020

David Wagner, Owner of Lightroom Guy and Lightroom Guy Video, shares his experience with the first Small Business School Challenge in May 2020.

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Small Business Stories of Impact: Sri Lekha

July 11, 2020

Sri Lekha, Founder of the Association for Sustainability Education, shares her experience from the Small Business School Challenge in May 2020 and the impact it had on her business

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Making a ruckus: Wisdom from Seth Godin during the SBSC-I National Final

June 24, 2020

Keynote speaker Seth Godin shared wisdom to the MBAs and small business participants during the SBSChallenge.


21 Vanderbilt MBAs Compete in the Inaugural Small Business School Challenge

June 17, 2020

See the story on Vanderbuilt University News & Events.