HPUs SIFE team could hardly contain their excitement
on learning they had won the April 12 Hawaii Regional
competition at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort.
Were headed to the Nationals in Kansas City! I
cant wait to see how far well go this time,
said Saw Ghee Hong (Malaysia), member of the regional-winning
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We learned a lot from last years competition, and
this year we want to go further, said Benedikt Goetz (Italy),
This team is very diverse, and the projects we worked
on shows this mixture clearly, said Ken Schoolland, associate
professor of economics and faculty advisor to SIFE. We
wanted to really go global and stand up firmly for entrepreneurship,
added co-advisor Dr. Susan Fox-Wolfgramm, associate professor
This years nine-member team included Saw and Goetz, Julia
Filatova (Russia), Ying Li (Hong Kong), Nga Nguyen (Hawaii),
Katja Silverå (Sweden), Laura Windell (Ohio). James Yang
(Taiwan) was responsible for the multimedia.
SIFE at HPU competed against the University of Hawaii
at Hilo, University of Hawaii at West Oahu, and
Brigham Young University-Hawaii. Each presentation lasted
24 minutes and reviewed the projects the groups had accomplished
throughout the year.