What happens during our 48-hour challenge?
Each small business is assigned to a team of approx. three MBA students who will work with them to analyze their current situation and develop practical strategies and innovations to boost their business results. Students test their consulting skills against the best and the brightest from across the country.
Learn & Network
Boost your skills in innovation, storytelling, remote collaboration, measuring impact, and more.
Coaching & Mentoring
Get help for your team from alumni and industry experts.
Enhance your career by networking with alumni, sponsors, and recruiters.
Gain insights from a prominent business expert .
Compete for Recognition & Prizes
Get ready to showcase your team’s recommendations for strategy and innovation in just 3.5 minutes!
School Level Competition
Our panel of judges provides feedback and decide on top teams from each school to advance to the national level.
Winning teams earn recognition for themselves and their school, and cash prizes for their small business client.
Gain Lasting Benefits
Small Business Success
Every participating business gains strategic advice and actionable recommendations from their student team and advisors.
Case Study Library
All presentations are recorded to become Case Studies, public, searchable learning resources for other small businesses and future teams.
Our sponsors make special offers to participating small businesses and scout talent from student teams.