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

 

 

PRIZE

First place team wins up to $24,000 --

  • $5,000 cash reward for each team member (up to 4)
  • $1,000 travel grant for each team member to attend GLS final event and Believers in Business Conference in New York City

Second place team wins up to $16,000 --

  • $3,000 cash reward for each team member (up to 4)
  • $1,000 travel grant for each team member to attend GLS final event & Believers in Business Conference in New York City

Third place team wins up to $10,000 --

  • $1,500 cash reward for each team member (up to 4)
  • $1,000 travel grant for each team member to attend GLS final event & Believers in Business Conference in New York City

 

FORMAT

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.     

 

PARTICIPANTS

Undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent grads are all welcome to register. All team members must be under age 35. 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. 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, 2017. The case will be released to all registered teams beginning October 15, 2017. Teams have till January 1, 2018 to turn in their preliminary round submission. Finalists will be announced on January 24, 2018 and invited to the Believers in Business Conference in New York City for the final round competition on February 23-24, 2018.