Shantanu Agarwal, a second-year MBA student at Harvard Business School and co-founder of OsComp Systems, a gas compressor technology developed in conjunction with MIT, has won the HBS annual business plan contest. The technology drives natural gas into pipelines at a lower cost and with greater efficiency.
Agarwal has partnered with Pedro Tomas Santos and Emmanuel Magani, students of MIT Sloan School for the venture.
OsComp Systems won the competition in the business venture track segment. With this, it also won a cash prize of $25,000. A total of 83 teams participated in the competition.
Agarwal is a 29-year-old chemical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee in Uttarakhand. He has prior experience of building ventures and was part of three startup founding teams, as his profile in younoodle.com reads. He also worked with oil, electric utilities and service companies and has experience in sales and operation.
Only yesterday, the B-School announced Krishna Mahesh, founder of Sundaram Medical Devices, as winner in its new ventures contest.