On April 2, 2012, UConn School of Business won the Third Annual ACG Connecticut Cup Competition. UConn’s MBA team consisted of Vivek Goel, Isaac Park, Archit Patel, Tom Wang, and Dawei Zheng. The other schools competing in the competition were Yale University School of Management (2nd place), Sacred Heart University College of Business (3rd place), and Quinnipiac University School of Business (4th place).
The students competed while overlooking the trading floor of the RBS Building in Stamford during their final week. The teams had to present valuation, capital markets and M&A strategic advice to a panel of seasoned M&A professionals from within the ACG CT community. For winning first place, UConn team members were presented with the prestigious ACG CT Cup title as well as a cash award.
According to UConn’s Vivek Goel, “The ACG Cup competition allowed us to apply our academic knowledge to a real-world scenario with the guidance of the state’s best dealmakers, and utilize the quantitative and qualitative skills required in investment banking. Our success in the ACG Cup is through a strong team effort in which we learned from and supported each other. The spirit of teamwork is also one of our major takeaways from this case competition and we look forward to building on it next year.”