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Apr. 12, 2017 11:58 am

Here’s who won Wharton’s biggest impact investing competition yet

Nearly 600 students attended the annual event, up from 125 last year, and they were so talented that judges chose six finalists, instead of five.

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If you’re looking for another sign that Philadelphia is emerging as a leader in impact investing, the increasing popularity of Wharton‘s annual MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) competition is a good place to start.

MIINT, a partnership with impact investing firm Bridges Fund Management and co-sponsored by Wharton Social Impact Initiative (WSII), is a six-month training program that culminates every year with the convening of business and graduate students from around the world. Those students present their work to a panel of judges, who pick five finalists for the $50,000 prize, to be invested in a business of their choosing.

Nearly 600 students from 25 business schools converged on Philadelphia this past weekend for the conclusion of this year’s MIINT. The school says the competition was so tight this year that, for the first time in MIINT’s history, judges picked six finalists instead of five.

A team from INSEAD’s campus in Singapore took home the win after presenting their solution for improving online medical education in India.

“We see the MIINT as an important way to satisfy growing, global student demand for impact investing training opportunities, and to build a pipeline of investment talent,” said Nick Ashburn, WSII Senior Director, in a statement. “We’ve been improving the program year-over-year, and we are observing an increased sophistication from the student teams, which we’re delighted to see. We hope to increase MIINT’s reach even further next year.”

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