Five teams of students from several universities in Greater Cincinnati competed in the Incline Incubator’s BrainSteer SLAM which was held Friday, April 21 and Saturday, April 22 at Mount St. Joseph University.
BrainSteer SLAM is a competition with students from Mount St. Joseph University, University of Cincinnati, Xavier University, Northern Kentucky University, Cincinnati Christian University, and Cincinnati State, and formed combined teams to solve a real-life business solution from three local companies, including Primavista, Henke Winery and BLOC Coffee Company. Thirty students participated in the challenge.
The mission of the Incline Incubator is to help create new realities for college and university students and for the owners of low-tech profit and not-for-profit businesses. The Incubator believes that connecting the students and the business owners to a singular point of focus in creative and stimulating environments will bring for the talents and the gifts of all, to the benefit of all.
“This is an opportunity for students to learn how to apply problem solving skills, which is highly valued by employers,” said Anna Goldhahn, Ph.D., acting dean of business at the Mount. “This will allow them to develop more contacts to grow their personal business network, and have experience on their resumes.”
The 2017 University BrainSteer SLAM winners are: Patrick Foley (Xavier University), Akshit Jain (University of Cincinnati), Angela Baker (Mount St. Joseph University), Brandon Martin (Northern Kentucky University), and Rachel Menzel (Cincinnati Christian University).