News, Photos & Updates

Gallery: Team Dinner

November 15th, 2014 - 12:09 am
Gallery: Team Dinner

Teams, volunteers, and judges enjoyed a dinner at a dinner at Bib’s BBQ in downtown Winston Salem. At it the teams got advice from last year’s winning Wake Forest University team.

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Gallery: Event Kickoff

November 14th, 2014 - 11:21 pm
Gallery: Event Kickoff

The 2014 Wake Forest School of Business Retail & Health Innovation Challenge kicked off in the Founder’s Lounge of Farrell Hall. The event included the introduction of the Retail Learning Lab in collaboration with Lowes Foods and RockTenn and the start of the Center for Retail Innovation capital campaign.

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Gallery: Team Photos

November 14th, 2014 - 10:59 pm
Gallery: Team Photos

Meet the teams! Also be sure to check out their individual Team Pages and remember to vote for them in the Fan Favorite competition!

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Fan Favorite Voting Now LIVE!!

November 14th, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Let the voting begin! This year’s Fan Favorite Prize winner will receive a cash prize of $1,000 and be recognized during Saturday night’s Gala. Cast your vote by visiting your favorite team’s page. Voting is permitted twice-per-hour through 5pm Saturday, so check back frequently! May the Fan’s Favorite team win…

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Meet the Judges

November 9th, 2014 - 5:07 pm

The 2014 Retail & Health Innovation Challenge is pleased to welcome a stellar lineup of key industry stakeholders, thought leaders, and change agents. Their common goal – to learn about the innovative business ideas that will transform the Retail/Health business landscape from YOU. RIHC 2014 Judges: John Sessions, CEO, Bellomy Research Bryan Jones, Senior Director, Shopper Marketing, PepsiCo Jon Kramer, Chief Marketing Officer, RockTenn David Evans, Vice-President, Brand Solutions, Inmar Christie Burris, Senior Director of Communications, North […]

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Weekend Event Schedule

November 9th, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Wake Forest University – Center for Retail Innovation Retail & Health Innovation Challenge (sponsored by CVS Health) Kick-off Event Schedule – Friday, November 14, 2014 Location: Farrell Hall (Bern Beatty Colloquium), Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) Time: 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (in conjunction with Fridays at Farrell for Wake Forest University School of Business Alumni) Attendees: Competing Teams (~20 students from different universities) Competition Judges (~15 people) Other Guest Executives (~15 to 20 […]

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Fan Favorite Voting

November 8th, 2014 - 9:51 pm

VOTE FOR YOUR FAN FAVORITES! In addition to prizes awarded to the RHIC team winners, an additional $1,000 will be awarded to the”Fan-Favorite” team! Cast your vote by visiting your Fan Favorite’s team page. Voting opens Friday night and winners will be announced at the Awards Gala. We allow voting TWICE per hour so check back frequently!  

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Meet the WFU 2014 RHIC Team

November 8th, 2014 - 12:59 pm

2014 Retail & Health Innovation Challenge, Full-Time MBA Co-Chairs: Nick Tankersly Nick is a 2nd-Year Full-Time MBA student concentrating in Entrepreneurship. Nick is a digital media and technology evangelist with a 14 years of experience managing the complexity of the technology development and media production pipelines. His first passion is the study and pursuit of disruptive innovation with an emphasis on the application and commercialization of groundbreaking technology. Brett Montgomery Brett is a 2nd-Year MBA student […]

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Competition Recommendations & Best Practices

November 8th, 2014 - 12:19 pm

We are pleased to welcome all participating teams to RHIC 2014! Competition Overview: Round 1: 2-Minute Pitch – 5 minutes total: presentation 2 minutes, Q&A 3 minutes Each team will present a 2-minute pitch to a panel of approximately 4-5 Judges, directly followed by a 3-minute Q&A period. Each team will pitch twice. Judges will convene after every team’s respective pitches have been delivered and vote for the top 3-4 teams to present in the Finals. Teams will not have […]

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2013 Challenge-In-Review

November 7th, 2014 - 5:18 pm

The 2013 Challenge was a tremendous success, and RHIC2014 is shaping up to be even better! Click below to view a short video recap of last year’s event!

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