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Latest Hall of Fame Updates and New Entrants:

7 New Teams Enter the Hall of Fame!

We’re only halfway through the month and we already have six new teams enter the Top 20 Hall of Fame!

Coming in at the highly coveted Number 1 spot in the MikesBikes Intro Hall of Fame, we have Funday Bike Parade, with Baird Connor, Daughtey Benjamin, Goodwin Declan Pearson Sean and Westry Najiyah from Virginia Commonwealth College. We have also interviewed the team about their achievement, so keep an eye out on that! In 14th place, we have Speed Wheels with Nathan Cook from Des Moines Area Community College.

In MikesBikes Advanced, we have a new team from Selkirk College coming in at 10th Place. We have Arthur Inc with Dohyun Kim.

Last but certainly not the least, we have three students who smashed the Music2Go Hall of Fame! We have,  Jordan David Nilsson of Jordan Nilsson Inc coming in at third place. We have Miguel Perez of aMusiced at 12th Place and Rhett Steele Jessop of Steele Inc at 16th place. They are all from University of Utah. From Waikato Institute of Technology, we have MenPower with Jack Zhang, Henry Chu and Daniel Wang coming in at 10th Place!

A big congratulations from all of us here at Smartsims! This is such an amazing achievement. We wish you all the best!


9 New Entrants in the Hall of Fame

Winners Are People Who Never Quit quote

June, July and August brought out a new first placer in MikesBikes Introduction and a whooping six teams from University of South Florida took over the AdSim Hall of Fame! A big congratulations to our new entrants!

In MikesBikes Introduction, we have in 1st place, Dashcycle from King’s Own Institute. The team consisted of Adeel Malhi, Ahmed Nawaz, Hafiz Jawad Ahmad Malik and Ikhlaq Maqbool. In 5th place and 20th place, we have students from Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Nicks Bikes and MRAT Cycles respectively. Nicks Bikes consists of Nicholas Millea and MRAT Cycles consists of Kelley Scott.

In AdSim, we have in 2nd place, Snapshot Inc, consisting of Samantha Salamino, Laura Mataitis and Joseph Cappy. In 3rd place, we have Digital Visuals, consisting of Andrew Bustamante, Sabina Jakupaj, Hilary Wedner and Parker Vansickle. in 11th place, we have Solange Gorleku, Waldir Ortiz and Blair Brooks. In 16th place, we have Picture Perfect from Angel Lathrop, Amanda Schoenberger and Eric Busch. In 17th place, we have Aperture Inc. consisting of George Pasteur, Zeynep Minareci, Elizabeth Lowery and Birttany Schoenberg. In 18th place we have CaptureIT, consisting of Amber Langdon, Laura Ricciardone, Trevor Gunn and Jeremy Singh.

Well done to all the teams who made it to the Top 20 Hall of Fame! Congratulations!

If you would like to view the Hall of Fame, click here.


16 Teams Enter the Hall of Fame!

Success does not lie in “results”, but in “efforts.” Being the best is not so important, but “doing” the best is all that matters.

April 2017 is a record-breaking month with 16 teams entering the Top 20 Hall of Fame!

In MikesBikes Introduction we have a whooping 9 teams enter the Top 20 Multi-Player Hall of Fame.

Des Moines Area Community College took 5 spots in the Top 10, including the 1st place! The new leader in the Hall of Fame is Gehling Inc. ran by Austin Gehling. Coming in at 4th place we have DankKongHarambeSwag ran by Luke Stillwell. In 6th Place we have BikesRUs ran by John Marcurella. In 8th place we have Pro-One Bicycles  ran by Garrett Peterson, Drew Synder and Terrance Wimmer. In 10th place we have Firm4 ran by Jade Hols.

Coming in at 10th Place, we have Spark from Nova Scotia Community College, ran by Janey Lee MacLean and Dana Welsh. In 12th Place we have Firm 1 from St. Francis Xavier University, ran by Matthew Halciopoulos, Jared Pauls, Ethan Tse and Chris Verheyen. In 13th place, we have Road Ragers from Virgina Commonwealth University, ran by Michael Blackwell, Andrew Eldrige, Hue-Nhi Nguyen and Brandon White. Last but not the least, we have another team from Virginia Commonwealth University at 14th place is PedalHeads. The company is ran by Adam Brittain, Victoria Colbert, Patricia Messenger and Jason Theriault.

In MikesBikes Advanced we have 3 new entrants in the Top 20 Multi-Player Hall of Fame!

Coming in at 11th place, we have Power in Motion from Hartwick College, ran by Shaheen Shaghaghi, Elena Kotanchyan and Gina Grauer. In 14th place we have Velocipede, ran by Jeffrey Gaff, Deandre Gamble and Christopher Rugen. In 16th place we have Pedal Pushers ran by Kendall Mclendon, Brandon Stump, Sarvin Tavakol, Clayton Vedder and Ashlie Wilkinson. Both teams are from Middle Georgia State University.’

We also have 1 new entrant in the Single-Player Hall of Fame. We have Yiqi Chen in 10th place from the University of Auckland.

In Music2Go we have 1 new entrant in the Multi-Player Hall of Fame. From University of Utah, we have Reverb Inc at 4th place. The firm is ran by Logun Williamson.

Last but certainly not the least, we also have 2 new Single-Player Hall of Fame entrants in AdSimIn 13th place we have  Prestige Pictures ran by Johnny Grayvold. In 15th place we have Groll Inc. ran by Alyssa Chomiczews. Both students are from Northern Michigan University.

A big congratulations from all of us here at Smartsims! We wish you all the best.

If you would like to view the Hall of Fame, click here.


April and May brings significant changes to our current Hall of Fame

Students are competiting internationally to hold these titles. Right when we think “this is going to be a tough one to beat” we are then astounded by new teams rising up to meet the challenge. April and May both saw several teams standing out of the crowd by rising to new positions in the Hall of Fame.

In MikesBikes-Advanced we saw a team from Bethany College called “The Three Stooges” (comprised of Adam Maisch, Josh Hickok and Tanner Wallace) take away 5th place after 8 rollovers. Coming in at 15th internationally, “Bykes 4 Sail” from Ohio State University run by Anthony McCollum is quite a significant achievement for an individual within only 6 rollovers.

Next, in MikesBikes-Intro we have a new 1st place from King’s Own Institute! “Aeither Bikes” (run by took away 1st place with a Shareholder Value of $400.65 run by Jaya Negi, Maria Theresa Silabay, Rezyl Marie Evasco, and Bindu Bohara. Following this, “Business Cycles” from Des Moines Area Community College (run by Austin Kingrey, Nicholas Porter, Alejandra Cardenas-Zamarripa, Joseph Wyatt and Rakim Tullis) placed 10th.

Music2Go had two new placements from Humber College! Here we see “Requiem” (played by Marcus Parks, Igor Ivanenko, Oleksandr Surkov, Olena Vidaiko, and Roman Margulis) taking in 10th place and “Reptar International” (taking inspiration from Rugrats for their naming convention?) pulling into 14th. Following behind these two Humber College teams we have “Culture Club” from Waikato Institute of Technology sitting comfortably in 18th place.

Quite a large number of teams entering into the Hall of Fame these past two months! Quite an achievement. The Smartsims Team would like to congratulate each and every student for their perserverence and success! If you would like to see more scores then click here.


Joshua Kalman and Christopher Scherr from Algonquine College just topped our Single-Player Hall of Fame!

The Smartsims Team is proud to congraulate Joshua Kalman from Algonquin College for absolutely annihilating the MikesBikes-Advanced Single-Player Hall of Fame. Placing first with a Shareholder Value of $1,564.34 within 8 rollovers is nothing short of astounding. His results from his latest rollover resulted in a profit of $142,832,492!

Second place was recently awarded to Christopher Scherr from Algonquin College as well! Reaching a Shareholder Value of $1,337.86 is an achievement in itself!

Congratulations to both Joshua Kalman and Christopher Cherr! It will be interesting to see what they achieve with their teams in the Multi-Player version of the simulation.

Click here for more information on the Single-Player Hall of Fame

 

Congratulations to California State Polytechnic University – Pomona and TAFE NSW for entering the Hall of Fame with Two New Teams!

In MikesBikes-Advanced, we have a team from California State Polytechnic University called Big 5consisting of George Chou Nghiem, Longgen Ni, Ryan Anthony Predergast, Shirley Erika Suguyuma and Kaly Trinh who managed to take the 10th place in our MikesBikes-Advanced Top 20 Hall of Fame and achieved a Shareholder Value of $1053.81.

In MikesBikes-Intro, we have a trio from TAFE NSW, iBike consisting of Thi Anh Tuyet Le, Do Hoa Mi and Dang Hoang Khanh Pham who achieved a Shareholder Value of $277. This places them 7th in our MikesBikes-Intro Top 20 Hall of Fame.  

As Conrad Hilton said, “Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” One of the underlying concepts of MikesBikes is applying the theories you learn in the simulation itself and if something doesn’t work out, you have to keepmoving and figure out what works best for the team’s strategy. The reports in the simulation help teams find out where they are/might be going wrong. It truly is a good learning experience for everyone who participates in the simulation as it gives them a sense of understanding that in business, one decision can affect a whole lot of others and it also teaches them one of the core values/foundation of a successful business which is teamwork.

A huge congratulations from everyone here at Smartsims to the new entrants!

 

Congratulations to St. Francis Xavier University, Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC), Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) and Babson College for entering the Hall of Fame with Four New Teams!

MikesBikes-Intro

Bingo Bikes consisting of Sam Gan, Joshua Hartley, Andrew Kinzie, Brendan Saunders and Carolyn Smith from St Francis Xavier University managed to take the eighth place in our MikesBikes-Intro Top 20 Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $272.25

CZHK Corp consisting of Hamood Al-Rahbi, Karri Ertl, Caleb McKim and Zach Sorensen from Des Moines Area Community College who managed to take the 14th place with a Shareholder Value of $236.41.

Music2Go Marketing

EG consisting of a duo, Yuckhen Hou and Wenshuo Huang from Waikato Institute of Technology achieved a Total Marketing Contribution of over $1 Billion which placed them 11th.

Dolce Vita consisting of Jonathan Choi, Sean Griffin, Ilaria Montefusco and Martina Vergara from Babson College achieved a Total Marketing Contribution of over $900 Million which placed them 16th.

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure” – Colin Powell. This is one of the things we wish to impart to everyone who participates in our simulations that success comes to those who work hard for it. Win or lose, the most important thing is the journey that teams/individuals go through and the lessons they have learnt upon participating in the simulation.

Congratulations to all the students for this outstanding achievement from everyone here at Smartsims!
Drexel University and Australian Institute of Business and Management Enter the Hall of Fame Again With Two New Teams!

It is always great to see new entrants within the Smartsims’ Hall of Fame who have reached new levels and developing further understanding of what business and business simulations is all about. This month we have two new teams, one from Australian Institute of Business and Management called “CPA BK” and another from Drexel University called “BikesPro”.

Both teams have performed exceptionally well, achieving 1st place within their respective courses but also placing within the MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame. CPA BK achieved a Shareholder Value of $244.62 which placed them 11th and BikesPro was able to reach a Shareholder Value of $217.56.

Congratulations Nikolay Pevenev, Shreya Desai, Kendall Eng, Vu Le and Minxue Qiu from BikesPro; and Jing Cong, Fang Fang Yu and Guozhen Liu from CPA BK! You have all done a fantastic job of managing your respective simulated businesses.


Nine New teams entered into the Top 20 Hall of Fame!

It certainly has been a busy few months both in and out of Smartsims, we have 9 new entrants into the Top 20 Hall of Fame – kicking previous high performing teams completely out of the Hall of Fame.

A team from Baker University have done very well for themselves recently. They managed to take not only first place but second place as well on our MikesBikes-Advanced Top 20 Hall of Fame with a shareholder value of $1,800.55 and $1,663.32 respectively.  ‘Spin Doctors’ achieved second place within eight rollovers occurring over several weeks while they managed to achieve first place within the top 20 during a “Lightning Round” where their seven rollovers were within hours of each other. An astounding achievement from team members: Sarah Neff, Todd Calhoun and Joao Tiengo.

Ohio Dominican University’s team ‘The Hall of Famers’ is astutely named having placed 8th within the MikesBikes-Advanced Top 20 Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $1,041.06 after 8 rollovers. Huge congratulations to these team members: Jonathan Beshears, Davante McCoy, and Ronnel Spates.

The University of Adelaide have done impressively well this semester. The Hall of Fame has seen three teams from their MikesBikes-Intro enter into the Top 20 Hall of Fame after their final rollovers:

  • Coming in at 6th place, ‘Dick Van Byke’ gained a Shareholder Value of $251.04 after 8 rollovers and was led by Andrew McLeod, James Tilden, Joel Caddy and Wing Hau.
  • Sitting comfortably in 12th place, ‘The Town Bicycles’ walked away from the final rollover with an astounding Shareholder Value of $222.19. This firm was managed by a great team: Cameron Wong, Jorden Kent and William Madsen
  • Following ‘The Town Bicycles’ was ‘JYKs Bikes’; they were able to achieve a Shareholder Value of $218.30 which was so close to getting them 12th place within our Hall of Fame. A job well done by Joel Freke, Kate Powell and Ying Jiang who placed 13th.

Adding to other past student’s achievements at UNITEC, ‘Ninja Warriors’ was able to place 9th within the MikesBikes-Intro Top 20 Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $236.11 after only 7 rollovers! This is an excellent achievement for Charly Abarro, Richard Liu, Xingyu Liu, and Xianbo Lu.

Coming in at 18th on our MikesBikes-Intro Top 20 Hall of Fame; Hunter Jones, Katharina May, James Poe, Shunnom Pyeng and Brad Rodriguez from Midwestern State University made significant headway with the simulation, they were able to lead their firm (‘Bike Galaxy’) into 18th place.

A team from Waikato Institute of Technology who named their firm: ‘MIA Sounds’ have definitely hit the target, their firm reached 6th place within the Music2Go Top 20 Hall of Fame with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $1,144,077,031!  Congratulations to Mitchell Lucas and Abdalmaged Alaragjh!

Ending the simulation in 6th place within the AdSim Top 20 Hall of Fame ‘Ad Winner’ (directed by C Chen) made their way into the Hall of Fame with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $919,533, 131!

A huge congratulations from everyone here at Smartsims to the new entrants!
The University of Auckland’s Management Consultant Club and The Australian Institute of Business and Management make a serious dent in our Top 20 Hall of Fame!

The University of Auckland’s Management Consultant Club recently held their annual MikesBikes Challenge where participants compete against each other for bragging rights and highly coveted prizes. This year, three teams from this challenge made their way onto our MikesBikes-Advanced Top 20 Hall of Fame:

Coming 2nd in our Top 20 Hall of Fame, Bing Zhang and Emma Liu lead their firm (“Hinault”) into achieving an incredible Shareholder Value of $1,112.47. This substantial Shareholder Value also placed them 1st in the MikesBikes Challenge.

Zingchen Zhu and Vincent Fent guided their firm (“BOES Inc”) into 13th place in our Hall of Fame by achieving a Shareholder Value of $796.61 after only seven rollovers. BOES Inc also came in 2nd in the MikesBikes Challenge.

Closely trailing “BOES Inc” in the MikesBikes Challenge, Ben Reynolds and Matt Tier’s business strategy helped their firm attain 17th place in our MikesBikes-Advanced Hall of Fame. Their firm, called “Market Makers”, reached a Shareholder Value of $764.57 after seven rollovers.

From the Australian Institute of Business and Managent, Hyuongsup Lim was able to direct his firm (“ASA Bike”) into achieving a Shareholder Value of $215.71 and placing 11th in our Top 20 MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame.

As always, Congratulations to all teams who have recently placed in our Hall of Fame!


Students from UNITEC in New Zealand hit 5th place in the MikesBikes-Introduction Hall of Fame

Every two weeks we update this article, and each update we are proud to announce new entrants into our Hall of Fame. This week we are no less proud to announce another new entrant into our Hall of Fame from UNITEC in New Zealand.

‘Tyred Power’ from UNITEC made their way to 5th Place in the MikesBikes-Intro Top 20 Hall of Fame, with a Shareholder Value of $274.62 after only 7 rollovers! This firm was lead into this respectable position by students: Stuart Wesley Fowler, Andrew David, Rowan Ovenden, Dong Yuan and Samiuela Teulilo.

Congratulations to all students for their astounding achievement!


MusicPirates make their way to 9th Place and University of Wisconsin – Whitewater has placed another team in our Top 20 Hall of Fame!

Congratulations to ‘Music Pirates’ from the University of Kansas. Since our last Hall of Fame update, this team has managed to climb up to 9th place from 15th in the Music2Go Top 20! They now have a whopping Net Marketing Contribution of $1,029,057,776 after their 7th and final rollover.

Coming 16th in our Music2Go Hall of Fame we have Katie Kreuger from University of Wisconsin – Whitewater! Katie managed to lead her firm (called ‘Firm5’) to a massive Total Net Marketing Contribution of $823,101,088 after only six rollovers!


Three new teams from Pennyslvania State University, University of Kansas and University of Utah have smashed their way into our Top 20 Hall of Fame.

Our most recent entrant into our MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame, ‘No HandleBars’, hails from Pennsylvania State University. ‘No HandleBars’ had an excellent management team consisting of: David Heisey, Anam Khan, Devante Santana, Brooke Tompkins, and David Venturo. These students had successfully developed a strategy which delivered their firm to 12th place with a Shareholder Value of $200.67.

Students (Aaron Lim, Ian Cooperstein, Preston Coons and Stefanie Utley) from the University of Utah steered their firm into 13th place in our Music2Go Top 20 Hall of Fame. The firm (‘Firm 6 Wins!’) was able to develop a well-planned marketing strategy which landed them a Net Marketing Contribution of $851,781,655 after 8 rollovers.

After only 6 rollovers, the firm ‘Music Pirates’ from University of Kansas was able to gain 15th Place with a Net Marketing Contribution of $846,605,289. It will be interesting to see where this firm (led by Kory Suppes and Alex Bank) will place after their next rollover!
As always, a big congratulations and welcome to all outstanding teams mentioned!


Five new teams have cracked their way into our Hall of Fame

Recently placing 18th in our MikesBikes-Advanced Top 20 Hall of Fame is ‘TigerShark’ from Red Deer College. Comprised by students; Tanisha Bullick, Jaime Little, Jena-Lee Misanchuk, Dian Vandijk and Monsurat Ogunjimi, they managed to achieve a tremendous Shareholder Value of $737.61 in six rollovers.

After only 7 rollovers, ‘The Capable Jaguars’ from St. Francis Xavier University managed to place 9th in our MikesBikes-Introduction Top 20 Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $218.26. Congratulations to team members: Sean Graves, Derek MacKeen, and Brendan Nickles.

‘MIA’, also from St. Francis Xavier University, managed to place 10th in our MikesBikes-Introduction Top 20  Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $205.12 after only seven rollovers. Congratulations to team members: Mitchell Donlevy, Ian McShane and Andrew Vaughan.

After 8 rollovers, students from Presentation College (Tonie Logandinski, Wyatt Sumption and Lauren Stearns) lead ‘Outspokin Bicycles’ into achieving 13th place in our MikesBikes-Introduction Top 20 Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $193.17.

Placing 2nd in our Music2Go Hall of Fame, ‘PlayPaws Inc.’ from Pepperdine University managed to achieve a Net Marketing Contribution of $1,421,026,756 in just 8 rollovers. Congratulations to team members: Victoria Tsen, AC Wichstrom and Jennifer Abohosh.

Congratulations and Welcome to all new entrants in our Hall of Fame!


Five new teams have stormed their way onto our Hall of Fame

In our Music2Go Top 20 Hall of Fame we now have the firm: ‘Baja Music’ from Seattle University. Comprised by students Belis de Brito, Adrian Green, John Ungur, and Alan Mui; their firm achieved the astounding feat of gaining a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $848,102,543 which has placed them as the 11th firm of all time in our Music2Go Hall of Fame.

Adding to their previous two firms currently in our MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame, Drexel University now has three new firms place in the Top 20:

  • Placing in 8th, ‘Two Wheels 500’ made their way to 8th place with a Shareholder Value of $229.13. Leading this firm was Sneha Yarlagadda, Brian Yildirim, William Shaw, Yujie Tang, and Matthew Walker.
  • Ending the competition in 9th place, ‘Ride On’ made their way into the Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $202.79. Running this firm was Brandon Foo, Duc Nguyen, Stephen Pronesti, Joseph Tighe, Jyothish Varghese, and Jiangzhou Wu.
  • The third team from Drexel Uni, ‘Bianco Inc.’ managed to gain 10th place in our Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $157.80. Directing this firm was Daniel Palombo, Sanjana Vasa, Amanda Abrams, Andrew Randisi and Xu Ye.

Nova Scotia Community College has also made a new appearance on our MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame. The firm ‘JC Cycles’, run by Chris and John, has placed 18th in our Hall of Fame with a Shareholder Value of $177.85.

Congratulations to all the new teams who have recently made it into our Hall of Fame!


Multiple students make their way into Smartsims’ Single-Player Hall of Fame

Congratulations to all the New Entrants in our Single Player Hall of Fame!

In our MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame we welcome:

  • Xudong Qiu from Drexel University. Within eight rollovers Xudong has placed 11th with a Shareholder Value of $232.90.
  •  Jonathan Roy from Nichols College. Within eight rollovers Jonathan has placed 13th with a Shareholder Value of $218.04.
  • Brian Yildirim from Drexel University. Within eight rollovers Brian has placed 18th with a Shareholder Value of $207.58.

In our Music2Go Hall of Fame we welcome:

  • Aaron Lim from the University of Utah. Aaron has reached 9th place with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $288,144,812 within eight rollovers.
  • Jacob Radovich from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Jacob has reached 10th place with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $280,849,640 within six rollovers.
  • Jacob Tischer from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Jacob has reached 11th place with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $285,889,986 within six rollovers.
  • Nicholas Jones from University of Utah. Nicholas has reached 12th place with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $278,552,281 within six rollovers.
  • Jason Fredrick from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Jason has reached 13th place with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $275,319,343 within six rollovers.
  • Logan Yewman from Milwaukee Area Technical College. Logan has reached 14th place with a Cumulative Net Marketing Contribution of $269,683,486 within six rollovers.

For more information on the Single-Player Hall of Fame, click here.


Australian Institute of Business and Management student places second in MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Yashvin Diana Ramila! After eight rollovers of MikesBikes-Intro, Yashvin’s firm managed to achieve a Shareholder Value of $322.39. This amazing Shareholder Value has placed Yash Diana Ramila second in our all time MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame.

Yashvin is a student at the Australian Institute of Business and Management. This firm will also be joining another Australian Institute of Business and Management student firm who has ranked 19th in our MikesBikes-Intro Hall of Fame, Bikebiz.

For more information on this firm, click here.

Methodist University students hit 9th Place in MikesBikes-Advanced Hall of Fame

Four Methodist University students have recently cracked the Top 20 MikesBikes-Advanced top 20 Shareholder Value results of all time.

The students, in a Firm named “Bike America” ended the competition with a Shareholder Value of $818.69, landing them in 9th place in the Hall of Fame. The students are from Michael Wayland’s Business Policy and Strategy class.

Methodist University currently has another team ranked 3rd in the MikesBikes-Advanced Hall of Fame, Teeter Taylor Trikes.

Congratulations to these students!

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