February 6, 2017

Case Competitions


Rotman Internal Case Competitions:

No Club Name Case Competition Name Tentative Dates Team Size (Expected) Winning Team Members (last year) Resources provided by the club for the case comp (workshop, upper year student mentor, club representative time, etc)
1 Access to Success Access to Success Case Comp March-2018 4 N/A descriptive package, industry mentors (tentative)
2 BDC Rotman Design Challenge March 3/4, 2018 OR March 24/25 5 1. Northwestern team of Claire Henderson, Mike Perry, Natasha Singh, and Nick Anastasiades
2. Rotman team of Bronwyn Zuck, Emma Andrews, Jason Liu, Jennifer Nachshen, and Sara Doucet
3. IIT team
Coaching from RDW, past participants, Industry rep led workshops, mock presentations
3 BTA CDL Case Competition Mid March 3-4 NA Mentorship (upper year CDL members), Workshop for presentation (tentative)
4 BTA FinTech Case Comp (TD) October 11th-16th 3-4 NA Mentorship, Online resources
5 HMA Pharma Case competition Nov 11-17, 2017 4-5 N/A mock presentation, upper year coaches that will advise and monitor progress of each team
6 HMA x tentative MCA Sickkids Case competition Jan 26-31, 2018 4 Rachelle Kahwaji, Mitali Kakran, Matthew Badin, Angela Morcos Q&A with club representatives
7 MCA A.T Kearney Global Prize Oct 9th Mini-case submission

Oct 19th – Nov 3rd

3-4 Zach McMahon, Tess Cecil-Cockwell, Adam Lambros, Fatima Saya Workshops, Club Exec time
8 MCA Bain Written Case Comp Jan 6th Tess Cecil-Cockwell, Lucas Siow
9 MCA Placeholder: Internal Strategy Case Comp Mid-End of March N/A
10 MCA Accenture Case Competition Nov 9th – 18th 5 Isabelle Dutil, Thomas Schneider, Ani Sachdev, Devon Willitts Workshop, Club Exec time
11 MCA RBC Case Competition Oct 12th – 15th N/A Club exec time
12 RAMA RSIF Equity Research Case Competition December 5th, 2017 2 1. Raphael Calil de Souza, Jeff Cai
2. Steven Boisvert, Malcolm Harvey
3. Neil Poirier, Matthew Momentoff
Mentorship with upper years
13 RAMA Ben Graham Ivey Equity Research Case Competition (External) January 10th, 2018 2-3 N/A Mentorship with upper years
14 RAMA ONEX Private Equity Case Competition March 24th, 2018 4 1. Aaron Cai, Dale Tang, Sorin Dumitrescu, Matt Gaetz
2. Rasib ALi, Ali Jaffri, Nero Porlas, Khang Ta
3. Raphael Calil de Souza, JOrge Pyco, Henrique Sana, Carlos Salgado
Mentorship with upper years
15 RAMA Torquest Private Equity Case Competition (Tentative) TBD – MArch 2018 4 N/A Mentorship with upper years
16 RAMA/LABUC Wharton Latam Private Equity Case Competition TBD – February 2018 4 N/A Mentorship with upper years
17 RAMA/RREA OTPP Portfolio Management Case Competition October 12th, 2017 4-5 1. Aaron Cai, Varun Chandak, Tosin Oyebanji, Avinash Bhomia
2. Raphael Calil de Souza, Robins Garcia, Josh Cavric, Mayank Agarwal
3. Neil Poirier, Jorge Pyco, Ali Wadood, Oscar de La pena
Upper Year Mentor, Mentorship sessions
18 RBAC RBAC Winter Case Comp (SAS) Feb 7th 5-6 Paula Diniz, Rodrigo Leifert, Cassiana Fulber, Patricio Vaisman mock presentation, upper year coaches that will advise and monitor progress of each team
19 RBAC x ROMA RBAC Fall Case Comp (Tableau) Nov 15th 5 N/A mock presentation, upper year coaches that will advise and monitor progress of each team
20 REVCA Shopify e-Commerce Case Competition December 2nd 5 n/a ad hoc club rep time
21 REVCA Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) November 25th 5 Lucas Siow, Deepak Kurian, Derek Pierre, Sunny Lin, Ian Young ad hoc club rep time, VC Introdcutions and networking session, VC Training/Coaching
22 REVCA Startup Strategy Competition October 14th 4 Gowtham Ramamchandran, Varsha Shankar workshop (go to market strategy with CDL), ad hoc club rep time
23 RFA CIBC Case Competition Nov. 22 – 29 4 kick-off, model presentation, coaching, time etc.
24 RFA RBC Case Competition Nov. 9 – 15 4 kick-off, model presentation, coaching, time etc.
25 RFA BMO Stock Pitch Oct. 10 – 21 2 kick-off, model presentation, coaching, time etc.
26 RFA TD Case Competition Oct. 25 – Nov. 1 4 kick-off, model presentation, coaching, time etc.
27 RGC Fun Case competition October or November 4-5 NA Upper Year Student Mentor
28 RMA RMA Fall Case Comp Oct 16th 5 MAX POWER (Kyle Drewnowsky, Rashi Kakkar, Varun Chandrasekar, Ian Young, Montana Hayley Brisbin) storytelling and powerpoint design training, mock presentation, upper year coaches that will advise and monitor progress of each team
29 RMA x REMA RMA Winter Case Comp Jan 24th 4-5 4 P’s (Kyle Drewnowsky, Varun Chandrasekar, Jordan Sloan, and Courtney Galea) storytelling and powerpoint design training, mock presentation, upper year coaches that will advise and monitor progress of each team
30 RMC The Toronto Music Industry Advisory Council February 5 NA Upper Year Student Mentor
31 RMC Sofar Toronto November 5 NA Upper Year Student Mentor
32 RNC Rotman Negotiation Challenge November 12th 2-3 Team name (was the Networks) Workshop, live feedback, ad hoc club rep time
33 RNI Hult Prize Dec 2th, 2017 4 1. Team Journey: Sam Bennett, Matthew Frehlich, Lucas Siow, Gowtham Ramachandran
2. Team Revive: Shyam Sridhar, Anne Deng, Erol Ozberk, Nawaz Pirani
3. Team E4R: Rosemary Yachouh, Zaid Atto, Andrei Dranka, Deep Prasad
Mentorship Session, Design session, storytelling
34 RNI Rotman Sustainability Challenge February 3th, 2018 4 HEC Montreal ad hoc club rep time
35 RNI Rotman Financial Sustainability Challenge (partnership with the The A4S CFO Leadership Network by HRH The Prince of Wales) March 30 & 31, 2018 4 NA
36 ROMA Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC) Fall (Sept 30 to Dec 1) or WINTER (Jan 15 to Apr 1, 2018) 4-5 ad hoc club rep time
37 RREA Cadillac Fairview Case Comp 10-Feb-18 Ryan Hixon, Zach McMahon Workshop and club exec time
38 RREA Developers’ Den TBD – March 2018 Other School None – external case competition hosted by Schulich School of Business
39 RRMA Insurance Risk Management Challenge (new case comp) Feb.7th or 10th, 2018 4 N/A Mentorship Session
40 RRMA Professional Risk Managers’ International Association’s Toronto Regional Risk Management Challenge (Off-Site) Mid-end of February 2018 (to be confirmed) 4 Winner was a Rotman Master of Financial Risk Management Team.
Rotman MBA participants: 1. Josh Cavric, Robin Snyder, Carlos Valera, Eric Zhao. 2. Oscar de la Pena, Neil Poirier, Nero Porlas
NOTE: This is an offsite, optional case comp. RRMA will sponsor the winner of the Credit Risk Case Comp to participate in the mid-January (written portion) and February (Regional Finals) competitions. Therefore, mentorship can on offered on a one-on-one, per-need basis. See http://www.prmia.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&id=6953 for details.
41 RRMA Credit Risk Management Challenge Nov 22nd or 25th, 2017 4 1. Josh Cavric, Robin Snyder, Carlos Valera, Eric Zhao Mentorship Session
42 RSBA Sports Analytics (RBAC) or Sports Marketing (RMA) Case Comp (new sponsor being shortlisted) Fall or Spring 3-5 MAX POWER (Kyle Drewnowsky, Rashi Kakkar, Varun Chandrasekar, Ian Young, Montana Brisbin) Storytelling and powerpoint design training, mock presentation, upper year coaches that will advise and monitor progress of each team


External Case Competitions:

Please contact GBC Case Competiton Manager (Prannoy Kothari) if you are interested in participating in any of the external case competitions.

1. Spark Centre’s Ignite Program

The competition is presented through the Spark Centre’s Ignite Program with the OPG category for this pitch competition looking for innovative ideas in the following areas:

  • Automation and Robotics
    •             NDE (Non-Destructive Examination)
    •             Drones (UAVs – Unmanned Aerial Vehicles)
    •             Process Management
    •             Software Solutions
    •             Underwater Inspections (Diving Operations)
    •             Laser Scanning/Mapping
    •             Data Visualization

More details are available online at www.ignitedurham.ca/OPG and the deadline for pitches is September 29th. Attached are three documents:

1)    Slide deck about the Inspector and Reactor Division and what they are looking for

2)    Brochure about the Inspections Division

3)    Poster for the Competition

Any pitches that are accepted are eligible for a “pitch school”  and mentoring at OPG which is scheduled for the beginning of November.  Finalists will be presenting to OPG Directors at the end of November.

IMS Ignite 8bit

IMS Brochure FINAL – SOLO pages

IRI Technologies 2017

2. Creative Shock 2017

Creative Shock 2017, an international social business case competition organized by the Students’ Association of ISM University of Management and Economics. Last year Creative Shock attracted 1291 participants from 91 countries.

Creative Shock attracts youth from all over the world to educate them about the concept of social business, its implementation, and impact. The competition consists of 3 stages:

  • During the 1st stage, teams of 3-4 students or individual students register, and have to solve a social business case prepared by our intellectual partner.
  • During the 2nd stage, teams have to create a low-budget marketing campaign for Lithuanian or international organizations and present them through short and unique videos.
  • The last stage will take place on November 30th – December 3rd at ISM University of Management and Economics, where TOP 10 teams will be competing for the Grand Prize – 2000 euros and Turkish Airlines tickets to any country of their choosing. During the 3rd stage, we will also have an international social business conference hosting famous social entrepreneurs.

All material needed (poster, letter for students and Facebook post) you can download here.

Registration starts on the 18th of September and lasts until the 8th of October. 

Last year students from Oxford University won the competition.



Sakarya, TURKEY

DECEMBER 07-08, 2017



Dear Colleagues,

We would cordially invite you to the fourth “International Conference on Quality in Higher Education (ICQH)” organized by Sakarya University in Turkey.

The main purpose of the “International  Conference on Quality in Higher Education” is to form a basis for future studies in the field of quality in higher education, to present solutions to increasing problems in education quality, to share modern developments and research applications in higher education.

Sakarya University has been working on quality in Turkish Higher Education for a long time.  As a result of these efforts, it received the prestigious 2015 Excellence Award given by the European Foundation for Quality Management. Through this conference, we would like to share our knowledge and experience in our “journey in quality in higher education.”

We also would like to invite you to share your knowledge and experience in the areas of quality processes, accreditation, national and international qualifications in higher education with us through this conference.



Prof. Dr. Muzaffer ELMAS

Rector of Sakarya University


The official languages of the conference are English and Turkish.

Conference Venue

ICQH 2017 will be held at Sakarya University Esentepe Campus, Sakarya-TURKEY


Abstract Deadline : December 01, 2017

Full Paper Deadline :December 30, 2017

Registration Deadline :December 04, 2017

Video Present. Deadline :December 01, 2017


4. Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge

More info: DC2017-2018PressRelease_Launch


5. Better World Case Competition

The Business for a Better World Case Competition is an international contest now into its fifth year and is co-hosted by Corporate Knights, the company for clean capitalism, and the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto. The contest is open to MBA students as well as Masters-level students focus in the business & sustainability field. Students who participate will be given a case related to sustainability and in teams of 3-4 will over 3 rounds develop a detailed business strategy for solving the case. With a prize pool of $10,000CAD, the final round of the MBA competition will see three top teams present their case analysis in front of a live panel of high-profile judges in Davos, Switzerland, coinciding with the World Economic Forum in January.

This is a great opportunity for your students to build knowledge and expertise in the field of sustainability. Throughout the process students will be challenged to think critically and communicate their business plans effectively. The competition is also an opportunity to promote your school’s MBA program and winning teams are often highlighted on corporateknights.com (click here for last year’s news release).
Please let your students and relevant faculty members know about this opportunity by sharing the link below, registration for the competition will open September 22. 



6. Global Content Marketing Challenge for University Students

Get new skills in content marketing and get the chance to win an internship or a trip to San Francisco. Read more and sign-up on 

We already got students from top business schools like University of St Andrews in UK, Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, and Syracuse University in the USA. 

The main prize for the overall winner of the competition is an internship at our office in London and a trip to San Francisco with our CEO to attend SaaStr Annual.

Other prizes include the chance to co-author our next book, which is going to be about content marketing and employee satisfaction.


7. MBA World Summit

The MBA World Summit – the Pinnacle Summit of the Global MBA Community – gathers the 100 most inspiring MBA students from the worldwide best business schools for three days of high-impact exchange, best-practice sharing and creative strategizing from 14th to 16th of March 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa. Participants co-shape the agenda and teach about topics they are passionate about.

By using this individual promotion link, you will directly pass the first step of the application process and be invited to the final “Qualifying Round”:

For more information:
take a look at the MBA World Summit Website, visit us on Facebook or watch the MBA World Summit Trailer!
Note: “Lucky Bird” Deadline is October 15th – Application Deadline is November 30th


8.  DeGroote School of Business – Technology & Digital Innovation

The DeGroote School of Business (McMaster University) is hosting its third annual two-day Technology & Digital Innovation themed case competition from November 24-25th, 2017.  Teams of 4 are encouraged to see if your school has an internal process for selection; otherwise, they can apply on the DCC website.  Registration closes on October 31st, 2017.

2017 DCC – Registration Poster