Organizers look for companies on the cusp of success, but struggling with operational issues that seem insurmountable to their owners.
I previously introduced you to Skyler Kanegi, a sharp young entrepreneur and student who powers his way through 18 hour days to earn his degree, launch businesses, and support the arts. Wait till you hear what Kanegi and three of his student colleagues have been up to lately. I’ll count this as my holiday feel-good story of the year.
Kanegi joined up with Chang Liu, another business student, and engineering students Sameer Ramani and Robert Fromm from the Cockrell School, to take first place in the Undergraduate Consulting Competition sponsored by the Student Consulting Initiative (SCI). SCI was formed by McCombs undergraduate students to provide opportunities to use their consulting expertise outside the classroom, and give back to the community.
Organizers look for companies on the cusp of success, but struggling with operational issues that seem insurmountable to their owners. These are small private companies and nonprofits, many of them started on a dream and a prayer; and held together with baling wire and cookie jar money.
Enter a team of students such as Liu, Ramani, Fromm and Kanegi, who took on a project with Super Saver Shuttle, a local small business providing shuttle services, mostly to military personnel, from Kileen to Austin.