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GC3 Case Competition sponsored by PioneerUnion

The Global Business Center and GC3 are proud to present a brand new case competition sponsored by PioneerUnion. This competition will focus specifically on a case involving international mergers and acquisitions. Student teams will have 48-hours to analyze the case and come up with a solution.

Following the analysis period, the teams will present their findings and recommendations to panels of judges from the faculty and community. Judges will select a team from each room to compete at the final rounds in the afternoon. A champion will be announced at the Awards Reception. The event will include multiple networking opportunities for students and judges.

The GC3 Case Competition is proudly sponsored by PioneerUnion, a Seattle based company focused on establishing and expanding a cooperative network of entrepreneurs in the United States and China.

Registration is NOW OPEN but space is limited. Register by February 4th.

Questions? Contact Angela Shelley at angelajs@uw.edu.

2018 Schedule of Events

Kick-Off

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
5:30-6:30PM
EXEC ED Bldg. 420

Competition

Friday, February 9th, 2018
9:00-2:30PM
Paccar & Dempsey Halls



Team Rules & Eligibility

  • The GC3 Case Competition is open to UW undergraduate students.
  • Teams should consist of 2-4 students, currently enrolled in Winter Quarter 2018 and from the Seattle, Tacoma, or Bothell University of Washington campuses.
  • UPDATE: At least two team members must be admitted to the Michael G. Foster School of Business.
  • Teams may substitute members until Tuesday, February 6, 2018 when the case is distributed.
  • Winning teams will be announced at the Awards Reception on Friday, February 9, 2018. Team members must be present to win.

Competition Details

  • On Tuesday, the competition kicks off. The teams receive a copy of the case at 6:30 p.m.
  • Teams will have until 6:30 p.m. on Thursday to analyze the problem, develop a solution and create a PowerPoint presentation. Presentations must be submitted in person to the Global Business Center at or before 6:30 p.m.
  • No changes may be made to slides after 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
  • All teams will present to a panel of corporate and community judges on Friday morning.
  • Presentations will be pre-loaded onto the appropriate room computers for Friday’s competition. It is recommended that teams also bring a back-up USB of their presentation, as well as printed copies of the presentation for the judges.
  • Presentations are 10 minutes long, followed by a 10 minute question and answer session, and a 5 minute feedback session from the judges.
  • The winning team will win $1000. The second place team will win $500. Team members must be present to win.

Volunteer

Get a behind the scenes look at a case competition in action. Your generous time commitment will make this exciting event possible!

Register as a volunteer