Hyderabad: Abhinav Varma, a Hyderabadi student currently pursuing his MS in Finance in the Naveen Jindal School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, has been awarded the Future CEO Owlie Award.
Established by the UT Dallas Dean’s Council in the year 2015, the award was presented to Abhinav for launching along with his team an app, ‘UNIBEES’, which showcases where students can find free food and deals in and around the campus. The app went viral on the campus and went on to get featured in the business school blog and on the front page of the college newspaper, twice. The award Owlie is an acronym that stands for Outstanding, Worthy, Leaders, Involved Exceptionally.
Abhinav’s team also stood second in the Business Idea Competition 2016 after beating 109 teams and later was also awarded a $25,000 grant from the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UT Dallas, according to a press release issued here.
Hailing from Hyderabad, Abhinav Varma did his schooling in DPS R.K. Puram, Delhi and his bachelors in civil engineering from the SRM University, Chennai.