Last week is a wonderful week in terms of outcome. The 5-member team I am in had won the internal competition at Babson so that we will present Babson to compete again HBS, MIT, LBS, Cornell, Yale etc in NYC next weekend. The top 2 team of this NorthEast region competition will go to UNC for the national VCIC competition organized by the Kernan-flagler bschool of UNC. It's cool but also means I have less time for Rilik. Because M is in this team, Snowbasin Venture, as well so it's a double time loss. There is a pressure to win the regional competion in NYC, not for the excitement to compete with all those top 10 bschools (only missed stanford/wharton in this northeast regional competition) but to compensate my time spent on it. For more info, check http://www.vcic.unc.edu/. Last year Babson team end up at No.4.
We also had the first Sat gathering as an extension to our Wed lunch session. Surprisingly, totally 17 people had showed up and made T's place kinda crowd. It lasted about 3 hours and the discussion is very good. The intention for this Sat gathering is to have more and longer discussion since Wed version is only 1-hour long. I am very excited to see the atmosphere we had built through Wed session had been continued and integrated more others into it. I do hope we could finally see one or two or more start-ups can emerge from this gathering.
The final exam for MOD III is coming in two weeks. We will have our first DMS/MVC exam next Friday that conflicted with the VCIC event in NYC. Prof.Bliss is tough as usual to negotiate but I quite like his style, give me your reason while asking for anything. Straightforward, is it.
And weather, weather. We had another big snow. It's beautiful, it's winter and it's a pity that my scheduled meeting with J at AV had been cancelled due to the terrible condition of road. And It has to be postoned to sometime in April. It's a long push...
R wise. I feel bad because of the further limited time because of the VCIC competition. Spring break is coming, 9 days, will get the business plan done.