How It Works

Virtual Round

November 16th, 2018

Teams will receive the virtual round case on November 5th, 2018.  Recorded PowerPoint presentations for the virtual round are due on November 16th, 2018 by 11:59pm

The virtual round consists of an online submission of a short formatted PowerPoint presentation with audio narration. The submission requires teams to creatively analyze a particular issue from the first part of the case. Only 20 teams will advance from the virtual round to the final round. Teams, which consist of four students, will have 16 days to complete the case and return the deliverable to us for judging. The expectation is that teams should be able to complete the virtual case within a week. Judging is done by Colorado business professionals and professors.

Finals and Championship Rounds

February 8th & 9th, 2019

Teams will be notified whether they advance to the final round by December 10th, 2018

The final round will consist of the top 20 teams that advanced from the virtual round. These teams will travel to Boulder on February 8th, 2019 and compete in the second round of the case on the morning of February 9th, 2019. The 20 teams that advance will be divided into 5 groups of four teams.  In order to advance to the Championship round, a team must beat the three teams within its original group of four.

Five teams will qualify for the Championship round. These teams will present to a new set of judges comprised of top executives and experts on the challenge in the case in the afternoon of February 9th, 2019.  The top three teams will be awarded a cash prize.

There will be plenty of time for teams and judges to network. Breakfast and lunch on February 9th, 2019 will be provided. More information and the RSVP link will be sent to the advancing teams following the virtual round. 

Prize Money

Prize money is awarded as follows:

$10,000 - 1st place team

$7,500 - 2nd place team

$2,500 - 3rd place team