The team with IFM students Rowan Nijboer, Teatske Anne Bergsma and Xiaofei Zhang was one of ten teams who entered the finals on 28 October in Amsterdam which they won! The three best teams of the finals were also invited to the Holland Finance Center Conference on 7 November, where CEO's and CFO's of the top of the financial sector judged the ideas once more. The team won again, according to the jury and the public, because of the creativeness and innovativeness of the idea.
The case RBS provided was about the 'IPO market', that is currently locked. Initial Public Offering (IPO) is the first sale of stock by a private company to the public. In an IPO, the issuer obtains the assistance of an underwriting firm, which helps it determine the type, best price and time of stock to issue to the market. Instead of an underwriting firm, the team came up with a crowd sourcing solution: WikIPO. WikIPO can be the platform where investors and companies meet in an early stage.
On Tuesday 8 November the team had the honour of closing NYSE – Euronext with the famous chime, at the end of the trading day.
Several FEB researchers have recently won Best Paper Awards. The staff members awarded are Bart Los, Jenny van Doorn, Nick Szirbik and Peter Verhoef.
Jan Willem Bolderdijk must be the ideal son-in-law. He is cheerful, athletic and articulate. He cares greatly about sustainability and is highly aware of the consequences of his choices. But he did book that trip to Thailand. Why is it so difficult...
In the past months, pupils from various primary and secondary schools in the city of Groningen have formulated ideas for future urban logistics in cooperation with students of the University of Groningen.