Net Impact Case Competition
February 09, 2019
The Net Impact Case Competition (NICC) is the premier MBA case competition focused on solving real world social and environmental business challenges. The competition is hosted each year by the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder in Colorado.
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.
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. 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 in the afternoon of February 9th, 2019. The top three teams will be awarded a cash prize.
Lunch and dinner for 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 is awarded as follows:
- $10,000 - 1st place team
- $7,500 - 2nd place team
- $2,500 - 3rd place team