It’s Business Competition Season

It’s more than Spring in the Pacific Northwest, it’s business competition season. Bainbridge Graduate Institute is proud to have several teams competing in a range of business competitions this year.

the Madrona League Sustainable Business Plan Competition LogoThe Madrona League Business Plan Competition launched this year with 22 initial applications representing teams from nine business schools around North America. Following two rounds of judging, six teams have advanced to the final round, to be held May 4th in Seattle. Three teams from BGI join two teams from Presidio Graduate School and one team from Northwestern University. More information on the Madrona League Business Plan Competition can be found at

The University of Washington Business Plan Competition is also well underway. One entrepreneurship team from BGI, Next Global Language, will join 35 other teams in the second round of the competition. NGL helps schools in the US create rich learning environments for English language learners by combining motion-based gaming with online social learning tools. Last year, BGI start-up Stockbox Grocers took second place in the competition.

The Liquidnet “Markets for Good” Challenge, organized by Net Impact, challenges business students to make philanthropic giving more effective through innovative ideas. Two students from Bainbridge Graduate Institute, Casey Dilloway and Jenna Ringelheim, took home second place for their “Social Market Exchange” idea. Their prize package includes a $1,000 donation to BGI, which Casey and Jenna are directing toward a scholarship fund for BGI students working in non-profit organizations.

Congratulations to all the BGI teams Changing Business for Good with innovative, sustainable business models. To all the competitors in the upcoming final rounds, good luck!

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