Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship
Case Competition


The Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship (ISE) Case Competition offers graduate students the opportunity to put their business skills to the test in solving a real-world social innovation problem.

Who We Are

The Innovation in Social Entrepreneurship (ISE) Case Competition offers graduate students from top schools around the nation the opportunity to come together and apply business skills to help solve a live strategic issue where a solution to a current problem has yet to be determined. 

Each participating institution will send a team of four graduate students. Participation in the competition will provide students with the opportunity to: 

  • Compete against, learn from, and network with top students from other graduate programs.
  • Network with and learn from successful social entrepreneurs.
  • Focus on a real-time, real-life issue facing a global entrepreneur's organization.

2014 ISE Case Competition Details

The 4th Annual ISE Case Competition was held March 20-21, 2014 in conjunction with the social entrepreneurship conference and TEDxBYU which hosted some of the world's most innovative social entrepreneurs.

This year’s case competition featured MicroBenefits, a social enterprise “dedicated to improving the livelihood of China’s migrant and factory workers through an economically sustainable business model that creates real value for customers.” Their multi-faceted, technology-driven platform improves the standard of living for frontline workers through training software, loyalty programs, and better inter-company communication while simultaneously creating value for employers in the form of higher employee retention and productivity.

Join Us

Please check back for details regarding the 2015 ISE Case Competition. 

Student Experience

Jessica Bonnano, an MBA student at Notre Dame, shared her experience with the ISE Case Competition 2013:

"Our team was so impressed with the entire event - from the TEDx conference, to dinner with the Newman's team, to the lovely tour, and more - everything we experienced reflected BYU's dual commitment to both the highest standards of intellectual inquiry as well as the most sincere expression of ethics and brotherly love."




Get Involved

Co-Directors contact info:

Zack Oates:
Dave Toronto: