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WeberBiz Invitational

COMPETITION DETAILS
 

Date: October 11, 2022

Location: Weber State University, Ogden Campus

Times: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Teams: Limited to 96 teams, 32 teams per case, three (3) students per team

Cost: $30/team ($10/per person)

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

 


CASE COMPETITION BENEFITS


  • Students assume the roles of business and economics executives to take real-world corporate problems and craft innovative solutions, based on curriculum best practices, to a panel of company executives and professors.
  • Case competitions introduce students to cross-collaboration, teamwork and critical thinking while providing a uniquely different experience. 
  • Work with your peers, advisors and mentors to practice overcoming business challenges and develop critical analytical skills.
  • Connect with industry professionals and college professors.
  • Win incredible prizes including scholarshpis and a traveling trophy.

 


CREATING YOUR TEAM


  • Teams will consist of three (3) members.
    • Select team members who have expertise in the focus areas of the case. See cases 
  • Age/Grade requirements: Open to students in grades 9-12
  • Teams may only compete in one case. 
  • Members of each team should be from the same school (contact us for exceptions). 

 


STRUCTURE


  • Teams will register for only one of the three cases. Cases registration will be on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • Teams will be given the case one week prior to the event. 
  • Teams will spend the week analyzing the problem, developing a solution, and creating a professioal presentation.
  • Teams will be given a presentation time at random the day of the event.
  • The top four teams from each case will be awarded as semi-finalists and move to the twist round.
  • The top 12 teams will be given one hour to prepare a twist (without advisor assistance)
  • Semi-finalists will pitch with the twist for the grand prize.
  • See schedule for a full detail of the day's events. 

 


CASE MENTORS & JUDGES


  • Each team will have four (4) judges who will also act as mentors. Judges will be comprised of two corporate representatives, one Weber State University, Goddard School of Business & Economics professor, and one other individual. 
  • The week prior to the event, mentors and judges will host a one-hour Zoom call where teams can ask questions and gather more information about the case.  Attendance is optional, but will provide an advantage for those who attend.
  • All 12 judges will score the final twist round. Judges will have additional scoring criterion for the cases they are affiliated with.
  • The winning team will be decided on overall points scored. In the case of a tie, the team who scored the highest in the semi-final round will be declared the winner.