Frequently asked questions
Are both graduate and undergraduate students allowed to participate?
Yes, all both undergraduates and graduates can participate.
If I am not selected in the top 10, can I still attend the competition in Harvard as a visitor? If so, could I also take part in the networking events?
Absolutely! You’re welcome to attend all events and meet other teams.
When will the agenda for the event be released?
Usually a general agenda is released before the end of the calendar year. A detailed agenda is released a couple of weeks before the finale.
Will the presenters have a screen available during the presentation?
Yes, you’ll be able to project a Powerpoint presentation.
Is a specific pass needed to enter the event?
Only participants and invited guests are able to attend the event.
Do we need to bring anything besides the tickets?
If you’re presenting, it’s good to have a backup of your presentation on a USB stick. You’ll also need your passport for the gala.
Where do we sign in on the day of the event?
This information will be shared by email with all attendants.
What’s the dress code for the gala? Black tie or is business formal?
We strongly recommend black tie, but business formal is accepted.
When will the finalists be announced?
About a month before the finale.
Can I receive a certificate of participation?
Yes, you can ask us for a certificate.
Can I receive a refund if I am not selected within the top 10 finalists?
Tickets are not refundable.
Will the finalists receive financial support to cover their expenses to and during the competition?
Unfortunately, we are not able to financially support participants. However, bear in mind that most universities are willing to hand out financial help for such competitions! You should inquire with your faculty.
How many teams participate in the competition each year?
A bit more than 100
What should I attach in the registration email after purchasing my ticket?
Your proof of purchase, names of students (with a team captain), a team name, and proof of enrollment.
How will I receive the case?
It will be sent out by email to your team captain.
When does the registration period end?
Registrations close on Feb. 28th
What is the maximum number of participants allowed per team?
Teams are between 2 and 5 people.
Could you provide us some assistance to obtain our visas?
We can provide with a document claiming that you’re participating in the competition. However, we’re not a government organisation and hence cannot deal with your visa.
How should the case solution be presented?
We expect a powerpoint / PDF pitch deck.
Can we see an example of the winning case solution from the last years?
Yes ! The winning presentation is on our homepage !