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Tepper Cleantech Case Competition
October 09, 2020

The competition will convene grad students, academics and industry professionals, with contestants presenting to judges across multiple segments of the Cleantech landscape.

Description
The Tepper Cleantech Case Competition (TC3), hosted by the Energy & CleanTech Club at the Tepper School of Business, challenges teams from across top MBA programs to solve strategic cleantech investment challenges.


Competition:
  • During the Semi-Final Round, the total time available to each team is 20 minutes. This includes 15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Q/A.
  • After Finalist teams are announced, a twist in the case will be presented to those teams. At this stage time will be given to the teams progressing in the final round to update their solution and presentation.
  • Again, Final Round will have 15 minutes of presentation and 5 minutes of Q/A.
  • Number of teams progressing to Semi-Final Round will depend on total participating entries received.
  • Schedule of the day and other details will be provided to the teams invited to participate in the competition.
  • Semi-Final teams cannot watch other teams' Semi-Final Round. Any team not advancing to the Final Round can watch the Final Round. Teams in the Final Round may watch after their presentation is completed.


Dates:
Team Registrations must be complete by: Saturday, September 12th


Case prompt opens on: Wednesday, September 16th at 11:59 PM EST


Round 1 Submission Date: Tuesday, September 29th


All teams will submit their slide decks by Tuesday, September 29th at 11:59 PM EST.
The presentations will be judged, and Semi-Finalists will be announced on Saturday, October 3rd. Semi-Finalists will be invited to attend the competition virtually


Semi-finalists Announced: Saturday, October 3rd


Networking Reception: Thursday, October 8th
TC3 Competition Date: Friday - Saturday, October 9 - 10


Teams:
  • Teams must consist of at least 3 and maximum 5 members, with at least one current MBA student (part time, online, etc. is allowable).
  • Interdisciplinary teams are encouraged but not mandatory. All team members must be currently enrolled as a student at the submitting school.
  • Undergraduate students are not eligible for participation.
  • Teams must choose a team leader, who will be the point of contact from registration onwards.
  • Teams must choose a name.
  • Team name, product/proposal/solution name cannot, in anyway, identify the school participating in the competition.
  • Minimum of 3 participants must be present in person to participate in the case competition should your team be invited.
  • A student cannot participate on more than one team.
  • No restrictions on the number of teams per school.
  • Teams will be allowed to change their rosters up until the Round 1 submission date.


Submission:
  • Submission must be in the form of a slide deck (powerpoint preferred).
  • There is no limit on the number of slides and/or appendices. All presentations will be limited to 15 minutes.
  • No new materials or edits may be submitted after the deadline. The judges will be given a copy of the presentation by the competition organizers. Teams may not supply judges with their own copies of slides



Event Contacts
Josh Kaplan - jbkaplan@tepper.cmu.edu
Nick Hamil - nhamil@tepper.cmu.edu