TiE Announces Kaffeination Winners of TIBPC European Regional Finals

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TiE Announces Kaffeination Winners of the 2013 TIBPC European Regional Finals

The TiE International Business Plan Competiton European Regional Finals took place in Leuven, Belgium on February 8-9th. Day 1 began with the shark tank rounds, where 9 teams stood before the judges and underwent intense questioning where 3 teams were then eliminated. The 6 teams left standing presented on Day 2 to a new panel of Judges and by the end the 3 teams left standing were: MediaOmics (3rd Place), HybPat (2nd Place) and Kaffeination (1st Place).

Kaffeination is a young Manchester-based start-up bringing an innovative kind of sweet to market stepping into the gap between the sweets and the growing energy markets, simplifying the way  you can energize your life with UPs SolidEnergy.

UPs is the innovative product created by four postgraduate students, three from Manchester Business School’s Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship Programme and one from Dresden University studying Business and Engineering. The team has an international background with diverse and complementary skills ranging from finance, management and design, unified by a passion for innovation.

Kaffeination, along with the winning team from the Asia Regional Finals will go on to compete at the World's largest Business Plan Competition at Rice University in Houston, Texas on April 11-13. The teams will first attend a 3-day BootCamp prior to entering Rice hosted by our TiE Houston Chapter.

The winning teams from the regionals received the Rising Star Awards sponsored by TiE Delhi Charter Member Gautam Gandhi. They will also be provided with travel and accomodations by TiE Global during the Rice Competition and BootCamp in Houston.

For more info on the company, please visit: http://www.kaffeination.com/