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March 21, 2012


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Five Finalists Compete for Million Dollar Open Innovation
Challenge at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business


In association with MIT's Smart Customization Group and UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business, Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Zazzle created the Million Dollar Open Innovation Challenge to encourage entrepreneurial manufacturers to embrace the growing consumer trend of real-time personalized manufacturing and mass customization.  The winner will be announced:

Thursday, March 22, 2012
University of California, Berkeley
Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

See the complete agenda: http://corporateinnovation.berkeley.edu/zazzle.html#agenda

The Finalists are:

Each of the five finalists’ business models will be refined for final evaluation and presentation to a panel of expert Judges, including Bing Gordon of Kleiner Perkins, Jeff Beaver, co-founder of Zazzle, Professor Frank Pillar of MIT’s Smart Customization Group, Henry Chesbrough, faculty director of the Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Professor Solomon Darwin, associate director of the Institute for Business Innovation at Berkeley Haas, and Elizabeth Litten Miller, head of creative, global licensing and publishing at Hasbro.