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TWU places second at national business plan competition


DENTON — A business plan created by six Texas Woman’s University Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) students won second place in the 2014 Small Business Institute®’s Graduate Business Plan competition.

EMBA students Eli Gonzalez of Carrollton, Sayi Prasad Gottumukkala of Benbrook, Annie Mbombo Hamuli of Fort Worth, Kristen James of Aubrey, Hubert I. Obazei of Lewisville and Olayemi Omotoso of Mesquite placed second for their project, “3D Works, LLC.” The business plan involves using a 3D printer and PEEK (polyether ether ketone) technology to make skull covers instead of metal plates for those undergoing cranial surgery.

This is the second consecutive year that TWU students have placed in the top two in the Small Business Institute®’s Graduate Business Plan competition.

“Placing so high in this competition is a testament to the quality of our Executive MBA students and the work they are capable of in class and in their daily professional lives,” said Dr. John Nugent, associate professor of business and economics for the TWU School of Management.

The national Small Business Institute® is considered the premier organization dedicated to field-based student consulting and outreach to small businesses. For more information, visit

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