In a consulting fashion, participating teams apply their analytical skills to tackle real-life business challenges in an emerging market.
First place team wins a cash reward of $20,000. Second place team wins $15,000. Third place team wins $10,000.
Teams submit their solutions online in the preliminary round. Finalist teams are invited to present at the final round. Winners receive a cash prize and travel grants. The first place team may earn an internship opportunity, to be determined by the case client company.
Undergraduate and graduate students enrolled as of Fall 2016, and recent grads under age 35 are all welcome to register. Each team should consist of 2 to 4 members. At least one team member must be an enrolled full-time student in Fall 2016. Since this is a faith-based competition, we ask that participants be followers of Jesus Christ.
A client for the business case is chosen from among relatively established kingdom companies operating in emerging markets, with sound business fundamentals, good local relationships, and a calling to mentor the next generation of missional business professionals.
Registration is open till January 1, 2017. The case will be released to all registered teams beginning October 15, 2016. Teams have till January 15, 2017 to turn in their preliminary round submission. Finalists will be announced on March 1, 2017 and invited to the Believers in Business conference in New York City for the final round competition on April 7-8, 2017.