Would you like to test your knowledge, take part in a learning experience to find solutions for business cases, expand your knowledge (and win some cool prizes)?

Many of the competitions below offer worldwide recognition, gifts and cash prizes, sponsored trips to the global events, mentorship opportunities and, above all, the possibility to turn your ideas into a viable business.

It is also a fantastic opportunity to apply your skills in solving real-life problems and tackling business challenges.

We encourage you to take part in one of the listed competition, and we wish you the best of luck!

Competitions for business students you don’t wanna miss in 2019

Hult Prize Wildcard 2019

Deadline: April 30, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: Students from any college or university in the world are invited to form teams of 3-4

Hult Prize challenges young people to solve the world’s toughest issues by empowering them to make money, do good and make life better for millions of people through the creation of for-good for-profit businesses.

Winners will have accommodation, program and food costs met with the chance of pitching at UN Headquarters for US$1,000,000.

Zurich Enterprise Challenge 2019

Deadline: May 5, 2019 | Register here
Eligibility: The Challenge is designed exclusively for enrolled Masters, MBA or PhD students from any university worldwide. Students graduating in 2019 are also eligible for the Challenge

The Zurich Enterprise Challenge gives you an opportunity of a lifetime to work with one of the world’s top insurance companies and interact with its corporate customers to solve real-life strategy and business challenges.

MegaWatt Ventures 2019

Deadline: May 15, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: In order to participate in the MegaWatt Ventures competition, at least 50% of any participating team’s “formal team members” must be actively enrolled in an accredited U.S. university or college

MegaWatt Ventures is an annual cleantech business competition for university student teams to compete for a $50,000 prize to launch and grow their cleantech innovations into a successful business!

36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival Student Edition 2019

Deadline: May 31, 2019 | Apply here
August 28-29, 2019
Eligibility: Teams must have one member currently or recently enrolled (December 2018/May 2019 graduates are eligible) at a Tennessee university or college. Full-time and part-time students are eligible.
Location: Nashville, the United States

36|86 Entrepreneurship Festival’s student entrepreneur showcase and pitch competition, 36|86: Student Edition, gives students a platform to access funding, marketing support and community and corporate resources. The goal of the pitch competition is to support the launch of viable student businesses.

Global Business Challenge 2019

Deadline: June 14, 2019 | Register here
Eligibility: Students enrolled in any business or technical discipline based postgraduate program of study (such as MBA, Masters Degrees or other relevant post-graduate degree programs in business or technical disciplines)

The 2019 GBC is intended to identify real potential implementable solutions to a global business challenge and provide a learning experience for the students that will encourage healthy competition, professionalism, and interaction by our future business leaders, both amongst themselves and with the business community.

Global Marketing Competition 2019

Deadline: June 20, 2019 | Register here
Eligibility: Students taking undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate programmes (Master or Doctorate); Graduates who have finished their studies within the previous 3 years and are unemployed

In this unique competition environment, teams compete against each other instead of machines. Different markets develop in different ways depending on the choices your team makes.

HOLT Valuation Challenge Spring 2019

Deadline: June 30, 2019 | Register here
Eligibility: The Challenge is open to Bachelor, Master, MBA or PhD students from any university and evaluated entirely on your performance

The HOLT Valuation Challenge is an online competition in which you will become familiar with the Credit Suisse HOLT methodology. By participating in the Challenge, your financial knowledge will expand, resulting in better skills in both the classroom and your future career.

NRF Foundation Student Challenge 2019

Are there any other cool events and opportunities we forgot to mention? Let us know via the contact form.

Deadline: September 20, 2019 | Apply here
Eligibility: The Challenge is exclusively open to student members of the NRF Student Association through the NRF University Member program

The NRF Foundation Student Challenge puts you and your team in a boardroom in New York City, pitching your business ideas for an iconic brand to a room full of the biggest names in the retail business. Since its launch, the NRF Foundation Student Challenge has provided more than $100,000 in scholarship funds to students across the country, and priceless career opportunities.

Creative Shock 2019

Registration opens September 2019
Eligibility: Bachelor’s, Master’s and MBA students

Creative Shock is a global social business case competition for students which first took place in 2011. Participants every year are gathered to solve real life business, marketing and PR problems for social enterprises and organizations.

Haven’t found what you’re looking for? Check out the best case competitions to apply for in 2019 and fully-funded conferences for students to attend in 2019!

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