A team of Sauder students recently won the prestigious APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge 2013 in Singapore, becoming the first Sauder team ever to win the esteemed competition.

The annual international undergraduate case competition, organized by Singapore Management University (SMU), is by invitation only. Twenty-four universities, including teams from HEC Montréal, Copenhagen Business School, University of South Australia, the University of Utah and Seoul National University, descended upon SMU for five days beginning May 12.

The Sauder team, JEP Innovators, consisting of Business and Computer Science major Peter Cheung, BCom students Jimmy Lin and Enzo Woo, and led by lecturer William Tan, nabbed the final from Simon Fraser University and University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management.

“I am very proud of our placing, but even more proud of the tremendous effort our team displayed when preparing for this event and during the competition itself – as the competing teams fought very hard for the prize,” says Tan.

Enzo Woo also won the award for best speaker.

Photo credit: APEX Business-IT Global Case Challenge 2013.