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Gallery: Winners Announced!

November 15th, 2014 - 8:23 pm
Gallery: Winners Announced!

At tonight's 2014 Retail & Health Innovation Challenge awards banquet, representatives from sponsor CVS Health presented prizes to this year's top three winning teams!

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Gallery: Closing Reception

November 15th, 2014 - 9:46 pm
Gallery: Closing Reception

Teams, judges, students, and organizers celebrated the end of the competition.

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Gallery: Board Room Presentations

November 15th, 2014 - 3:59 pm

The three finalists selected by the judges get their chance to pitch their concepts and solutions in full during in the board room presentations.

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Gallery: Finalists Selected

November 15th, 2014 - 3:00 pm
Gallery: Finalists Selected

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Gallery: Pitches Continue

November 15th, 2014 - 2:19 pm
Gallery: Pitches Continue

Teams pitch twice through the morning to give every judge a chance to hear an ask about their retail solution.

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Finalists Announced!

November 15th, 2014 - 2:14 pm

We are pleased to announce the Finalists for the 2014 Retail & Health Innovation Challenge: Foldable Foodware: Appalachian State University Q-Cigarettes, LLC: University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine MYO’bility: Appalachian State University The RHIC 2014 Team would like to thank all participants for their contributions to this year’s Retail & Health Innovation Challenge. We sincerely appreciate your time, energy, and intellectual capital, without which, the competition simply would not exist.  The judges indicated that this […]

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Gallery: Teams Pitch

November 15th, 2014 - 11:22 am
Gallery: Teams Pitch

Teams have two minutes to pitch their ideas to the judges and then a brief chance to respond to their questions. Only a few will move onto the final board room presentations, though.

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Saturday: The Competition Begins!

November 15th, 2014 - 10:00 am
Saturday: The Competition Begins!

RHIC 2014 is now under way! We are pleased to host 16 outstanding teams from across North America for today’s competition. The following universities will be vying for more than $40,000 in prizes: Appalachian State University (3) Duke University Ivey Business School University of Arizona University of California, Berkeley University of Southern California (2) University of Maryland (2) Virginia Polytechnic Institute Wake Forest University, Charlotte Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem (2) Stay tuned today for exciting news and updates […]

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Friday Recap

November 15th, 2014 - 9:53 am
Friday Recap

Friday night’s kick-off to the 2014 Retail and Health Innovation Challenge was a huge success! Amid the backdrop of picturesque Farrell Hall, teams, judges, WFU alumni, stakeholders, and spectators enjoyed a business networking session followed by remarks from Charles Iacovou, Dean of the WFU Schools of Business, Roger Beam, Professor of Practice and Executive Director of the WFU Center for Retail Innovation, and Deepak Masand, VP of Retail Marketing and Consumer Insights for CVS Health. […]

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Video: How are you feeling?

November 15th, 2014 - 12:27 am
Video: How are you feeling?

The teams have arrived, the kickoff has started! We asked them how it was going and how they were doing! See what they say:

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