IIT Stuart Undergraduate Business Council (UBC) Helps Students Spend Winter Break Learning Venture Capital and Economic Issues

Pictured L to R: Suhaib Ibrahim (B.S. Civil Engineering ‘14); Alex Gosselin-Uribe (B.S. Business Administration & Finance ‘14); George Zeinieh (B.S. Mechanical Engineering ‘14); Nishanth Samala (B.S. Computer Science ‘14); and George Batah (B.S. Business Administration & Finance ’14).

Winter break is often a time for students to take a break from coursework — recovering from finals and recharging for the next semester — but last month, the IIT Undergraduate Business Council (UBC) helped five IIT students spend their breaks learning all about venture capital, entrepreneurial finance, and innovative approaches to U.S. economic challenges.

“Our strategy with UBC this past semester was to increase our participation in more conferences and activities, broader than just on IIT’s campus,” said George Batah, B.S. Business Administration & Finance ’14, Chief Financial Officer of UBC and the organization’s representative during the trip.

With student organization funding and additional support from IIT Stuart, UBC sponsored students to travel to three entrepreneurial-themed events: the 16th Annual MIT Venture Capital Conference in Cambridge, MA; the Finance for Entrepreneurs workshop by General Assembly in New York City; and InnovateDC: Innovating American Government for the 21st Century in Washington, D.C.

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