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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.
2013 ISE Case Competition Details
The 2013 ISE Case Competition will deal with a strategic issue currently faced by an organization founded by Paul Newman and tied with Newman's Own. The competition will be held March 28-29 in conjunction with a social entrepreneurship conference and TEDxBYU that will host some of the world's most innovative social entrepreneurs. Participants will be automatically registered for these events and fees will be covered.
Wed, March 27:
Teams arrive in Provo and check into hotel (hotel accomodations arranged and covered by BYU)
Evening: Opening reception
Thursday, March 28:
Breakfast at hotel
7 am: Cases due
Morning: Preliminary round of case competition
Lunch: With all competing teams, provided by BYU
Afternoon: Attend TEDxBYU
Evening: Dinner with competing teams and Safe Water Network leaders
Friday, March 29:
Breakfast at hotel
Morning: Final round of case competition (finalist teams only)
SLab session - Brainstorming and debriefing with Safe Water Network leaders
Lunch: Guests at the "Social Innovator of the Year" Banquet
End of Activities
Teams should register by February 22, 2013. Click HERE to register. There is no registration fee.
Lodging for Non-BYU Participants
Lodging and meals will be covered for time spent at BYU campus, however participants will be responsible for transportation to and from Provo.
Rebecaa Radon, an MBA student shared her experience with the ISE Case Competition 2011.
"Competing in the ISE Case Competition is one of the highlights of my MBA experience. It was an incredible opportunity to use the skills I've gained in the MBA program to potentially drive meaningful impact in an innovative social venture. And that impact ultimately benefits the people whom the venture works to support, which is what it's is all about. It was also fantastic to network with students in top MBA programs at other schools, comparing notes to see what we could learn from each school’s efforts to promote social entrepreneurship. The chance to contribute to an existing social venture in a competitive arena while networking with others who share a passion for social entrepreneurship was an invaluable experience."