StudentStarts 2019 24-Hour Case Competition

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175 Longwood Road South

Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

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StudentStarts is Canada's only 24-hour high school case competition. StudentStarts is co-hosted by the Ivey Business School.

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Students MUST apply online before registering via Eventbrite. Unaccepted registrations will be voided. Students must apply at www.StudentStarts.com

What is StudentStarts?

StudentStart’s mission is to embrace high school students (from grades 9 through 12) in the fields of business and entrepreneurship.

StudentStarts holds an annual 24-hour case competition, inviting students from across Ontario to attend. At the competition, students will team up into several groups and tackle a series of four cases all throughout a 24-hour period.

Students will gain valuable workplace and university experience that will help prepare them for their career. Alongside the competition, students will attend hourly workshops led by industry professionals and Western University alumni, engage in team building activities and games, and network with students from across the province.

Featuring many special guests such as Charles Juravinski, Sam Oosterhoff (Youngest MPP in Ontario), Tim Jackson (CEO of SHAD), Paul O'Byrne (Dean of McMaster University Health Sciences), Lou Schizas (AM640 Business Host), and many more!

Competition Information

Case Study Learning Method

The StudentStarts competition is designed to introduce high school students to the case study learning method. This learning method is used in every University business program. Current high school students are not familiar with this method. Thus, StudentStart’s mission is to properly introduce students to this method and prepare them for their post-secondary education.

Competition Framework

Students will be split up into teams of 8 people, in which they will work alongside throughout the entire event.

Each team will receive several business undergraduate level case studies throughout the competition and have 24-hours in total to create a presentation, concept validation, construction of solutions, etc. for the given case problem. Cases will focus on finance, marketing, business administration, and entrepreneurship.

During this time, students will also have the ability to attend hourly workshops, participate in team building activities, and engage with industry professionals.

Student Teams

Students can either apply to the competition as a team or as an individual. If applying as a team, your team can have up to 8 members total. If applying as an individual, StudentStarts will assign you to a team.

What Will Competitors Do?

Event Activities

Students will arrive to the competition on May 25th for the opening ceremonies and team orientation. Shortly after, teams will receive their first of four case studies. Teams will be given their own private desk, in which they will use as a workspace throughout the competition. Teams will have 4 hours to solve, plan, and create a presentation for their case study. After their presentation, they will receive their second case study. This process will repeat throughout the event.

Since the event is 24-hours, students will experience the hustle-like atmosphere of working on and presenting their case studies throughout the entire night. Judges will average out the scores between all three case study presentations and choose the winning teams.

Event Workshops

Since the competition is 24-hours long, we cannot expect students to be consistently working on their case studies. Thus, StudentStarts will be hosting many workshops and presentations throughout the afternoon and night of the competition. These workshops will revolve around topics that will benefit the teams performance during the competition. Topics include presentation skills, brainstorming activities, validation methods, etc.

These workshops will be led by industry professionals and faculty members.

Event Games

We recognize that high school students will have a difficult time working for 24-hours straight. Let’s face the truth, work gets tiring! StudentStarts will be running many games and contests throughout the afternoon and night of the competition. These games and contests are designed to spark energy and further enjoyment within competitors. Games include Red Bull pong, cup stacking, trivia, etc. Prizes will be given to winners of these games and contests.

Event Exhibitors

StudentStarts will have many corporate exhibitors on both days of the competition. Exhibitors include universities, companies, programs, etc. Competitors will have the opportunity to engage and network with these exhibitors. Many exhibitors will be offering excellent student opportunities for competitors to take advantage of.

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Innovation Park

175 Longwood Road South

Hamilton, ON L8P 0A1

Canada

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