In a consulting fashion, participating teams apply their analytical skills to tackle a real-life business challenge in an unreached nation.

Separate undergrad and graduate tracks compete for $52,000 in awards!

 

 

PRIZE - for both tracks

First place team wins up to $12,000 --

  • $3,000 reward for each team member (up to 4) includes travel grant to attend

    GLS final event in New York City

  • Registration to attend Believers in Business conference 2019

Second place team wins up to $8,000 --

  • $2,000 cash reward for each team member (up to 4) includes travel grant to

    attend GLS final event in New York City

  • Registration to attend Believers in Business conference 2019

Third place team wins up to $6,000 --

  • $1,500 cash reward for each team member (up to 4) includes travel grant to

    attend GLS final event in New York City

  • Registration to attend Believers in Business conference 2019

 

FORMAT

Teams submit their solutions online in the preliminary round. Names of participants and their schools will not be revealed to judges. All solutions will be evaluated anonymously. Three finalist teams from both the undergraduate and graduate tracks are invited to present at the final round.  Undergrad and graduate teams will be judged separately. All who attend the final round in person will receive a cash prize.

 

PARTICIPANTS

Undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent grads are all welcome to register. All team members must be under age 35. At least one team member must be an enrolled full-time student in Spring 2019. Each team must be comprised of 2 to 4 members. At least one team member must be an enrolled full-time student in Fall 2017. Individuals from different schools may form a team. Graduate students and recent grads will compete in the graduate track. Since this is a faith-based competition, we ask that participants be followers of Jesus Christ. 

 

CLIENT

A client for the business case is chosen from among relatively established kingdom companies operating in unreached nations, with sound business fundamentals, good local relationships, and a calling to mentor the next generation of missional business professionals.  

 

TIMELINE

Registration is open till midnight December 15, 2018. The case will be released to all registered teams beginning November 1, 2018. Teams have till January 5 (9 am PST), 2019 to turn in their preliminary round submission. Finalists will be announced on January 25, 2019 and invited to the Believers in Business Conference in New York City for the final round competition on February 22-23, 2019.