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Patagonia Case Competition

This one-of-a-kind case competition redefines the relationship between business and a healthy planet. Graduate students from across the US tackle the interconnected business and responsibility aspects of a current, real-life issue facing the outdoor gear retailer Patagonia. In the first round of competition, interdisciplinary teams submit solutions to a case developed by the Berkeley Haas Case Series and Patagonia.

Description
While we had hoped to host the competition in the spring of 2021, ensuring the topic is appropriately scoped and framed in a way that generates meaningful, implementable solutions and is not extractive has been the top priority. As a result, the timeline for the Patagonia Case Competition has been pushed to the 2021-2022 academic year. We aim to launch team registration in fall of 2021, with the Competition running over the course of the fall, and culminating in a final event in early 2022.

For students at Berkeley Haas and beyond, this case competition is an unparalleled opportunity to work on a pressing corporate responsibility issue with one of the most forward-thinking companies in the world. Not to mention a unique source of fresh perspectives and innovative ideas for Patagonia leadership.

Registration
The timeline for the 2021 Patagonia Case Competition has been delayed into the spring 2021 semester. We aim to launch team registration in early 2021 once an updated timeline and case topic for the competition has been released. Please sign up for the Patagonia Case Competition mailing list in the left-hand sidebar to receive the first updates about the 2021 Patagonia case topic and timeline.

Case Topic
To be announced. Please sign up for the Patagonia Case Competition mailing list in the left-hand sidebar to receive the first updates about the 2021 Patagonia case topic and timeline.

Prize
The top three teams receive cash prizes of $15,000 for first place, $5,000 for second place, and $2,500 for third place. All finalists get to engage with Patagonia executives during the final competition round in Ventura, CA. Surfing and exploring with the Patagonia team included! The top two teams will meet with Patagonia executives to discuss the implementation of their idea. All travel and in-person activities dependent on COVID-19 safety precautions and restrictions.

Past Winners
2019 Winners
First Place, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Second Place, University of California, Berkeley
Third Place, University of Michigan

2018 Winners
First Place, University of Virginia
Second Place, Bard College
Third Place, Yale University

2017 Winners
First Place, Yale University
Second Place, University of Pennsylvania
Third Place, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

2016 Winners
First Place, University of Michigan
Second Place, Yale University
Third Place, University of California, Berkeley