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Greensboro College Business Analytics Team Wins “Next in Fintech Community Challenge”

November 9, 2020 10:20 am
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Greensboro College Business Analytics Team Wins “Next in Fintech Community Challenge”
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College is proud to announce the winning team for the inaugural Next in Fintech Community Challenge, hosted by Campus Greensboro. Team “Greensboro College Analytics” was the winner of the Cone Health challenge.
With 85 students involved, the inaugural Next in Fintech Community Challenge was held from October 12 – 19. The virtual, statewide event was open to all North Carolina college students of all levels and majors.
Students were tasked with solving real community challenges using FinTech (Financial Technology). Campus Greensboro partnered with Cone Health and Piedmont Business Capital to tackle real-world issues around COVID-19 relief and racial economic equity. Student teams chose from two community challenges: one related to healthcare and one related to economic relief, with a focus on racial equity.
Members of the winning team included Natalie Rosinski, Lexia Wingler, William Curry, and Richard Ansede.
Greensboro College entered at total of three teams for each challenge, and was the only school to have all teams place in the top five.
Members of the other two teams included Shaye Pinnix, Angeles Niles, Clayton Slater, and Ben Knuff who formed the “GC Ballistics” team and GC’s “Team Pride” included Connor Brown, Cristina Samano-Romo, and Zane Smith of Team “GC Pride”. Both teams were honored by the judges for placing in the top five for their challenges.
“I am so proud of our Analytics Team who participated in the FinTech community Challenge,” Greensboro College Department Chair of Business Administration and Associate Professor, Dr. Nasir Assar said. “They are an amazing group and worked hard to get here. I thank all those who made this event a reality.”
For more information about Campus Greensboro’s Next in Fintech Community Challenge visit https://campusgreensboro.org/next-in-fintech/
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs. Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities.
Learn more at greensboro.edu.
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