CASE Competition

Vancouver for Acumen Case Competition: Investing for Impact

CONGRATULATIONS to the winning teams of this year’s Case Challenge!


Undergrad winners (UBC):
Abriel Chan
Jocelyn Li
Kenneth Qui



MBA winners (SFU):
Shahneel Pirzada
Arjun Maruthi
Pragya Grewal



Registration for next year will be announced in September 2012.

Competition Details | what’s new this year
Workshops will be lead by Mark McCoy, past head coach of the UBC JDC West business case competition team (champions in 2010 and 2011). As a student Mark competed and placed first in national and international competitions and has coached numerous teams to top level placements.

After listening to your feedback last year, we’ve added 2 more workshops!

  • Workshop 1: strategies for case analysis
  • Workshop 2: implementation and presentation
  • Workshop 3: financial modelling
  • Workshop 4: investing for impact & business strategy in developing economies

The competition will be structured as a 24-hour take home (‘open’) case with final presentations made to a panel of judges made up of industry leaders in finance and social enterprise. Competition date is March 10th, 2012.

When & Where | the important stuff
Work Shops – $50/person

  • Workshop 1: November 5, 2011 | 10am at UBC Buchanan A104
  • Workshop 2: November 26, 2011 | 10am at UBC Buchanan A104
  • Workshop 3: January 28, 2012 | 10am at UBC room TBD
  • Workshop 4: February 18, 2012 | 10am at UBC room TBD

Competition – $25/person
March 10, 2011 | location Scarfe 100

Total cost per person is $75 and will be due October 24th

If you have any questions, we’d love to hear from you!

Contact the Vancouver for Acumen education team at

thank you to our generous sponsors:


7 Responses to CASE Competition

  1. Chloe Cheung says:


    I am interested in attending the workshops. To do so, do I have to join the case competition?
    Also, would there be more information regarding the confirmed dates and location and registration for the workshops?

    Thank you for your time.

    Best regards,


    • Hi Chloe,
      Right now we don’t have plans to open up spaces for the workshops only – we’re working with a limited capacity in the classrooms and our workshops are designed with a specific number of people in mind. We’d love for you to compete! Please let us know if you have any questions about the competition as well!
      -van4acumen education team

  2. Erica says:

    Do we register as a team? Or do we register individually?
    Thank you

  3. Gary Wong says:

    I’m just curious as to what the prize(s) is/are for the winning team?


  4. Stella says:


    I was wondering if attendance is mandatory for all four workshops. My team will be present at another case competition on November the 5th for the entire day and will unfortunately not be able to make it to the strategy for case analysis workshop.

    Thank you!

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