How It Works

Virtual Round

December 3, 2016

Teams will receive the virtual round case on November 20th, 2016.  Recorded PowerPoint presentations for the virtual round are due on December 2, 2016

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 14 days to complete the case and return the deliverable to us for judging. Judging is done by Colorado business professionals and professors.

Finals and Championship Rounds

February 17th-18th, 2017

Teams will be notified whether they advance to the final round by December 8, 2016. The final round case will be sent to advancing teams on January 29, 2017

The final round will consist of the top 20 teams that advanced from the virtual round. These teams will travel to Boulder on 2/17 and compete on the second round of the case on 2/18. Once in Colorado, the teams will be given an opportunity to ask the case sponsor any last questions that may help with their case analysis before they present the next day.  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.  The top three teams will be awarded a cash prize.

Prize Money

Prize money is awarded as follows:

$15,000 - 1st place team

$7,500 - 2nd place team

$5,000 - 3rd place team