2015 SEAD Case Competition
When: March 20th - March 25th
Where: Duke University
The SEAD Case Competition offers a unique opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students from diverse schools and disciplines to work together in teams of four to five to tackle real-time challenges facing an innovative health care initiative in the developing world.
Student teams will work through a real-life case scenario and develop concise, strategic recommendations for a client organization; the case will require an interdisciplinary approach that may involve issues related to policy, marketing, behavior change, and business. Teams have approximately three days to work on the case study and compete against other teams by submitting their recommendations to a panel of judges. Finalists will have the opportunity to present and discuss their proposed solutions with the client as well as a number of the judges.
Students can register to participate as a self-selected team, as a partial team (requesting additional team members), or as individuals (to be placed on a team). In addition to the obvious educational benefits and networking opportunities, students will also compete for a cash prize.
Friday, March 20th at 5:30pm: SEAD Case Competition Launch, teams receive materials during SEAD Symposium at Fuqua
Sunday March 22nd: Students have opportunity to get support from selected MBA student mentors
Wednesday, March 25th at 8am: Slide decks due
Wednesday, March 25th from 5:30-7:30pm: Finalists meet with client and judges to present their idea
Register your complete team, partial team, or as an individual by March 17th at: http://tinyurl.com/seadcasecomp2015
When: April 23th - 24th
Where: SwitchPoint 2015; Saxapahaw, NC
More info: http://event.switchpointideas.com/contest
The SwitchPoint Youth Contest is about finding new ways to spark innovations that will save lives around the world. We challenge individuals 30 and under to think across boundaries, to see everyday objects in new ways, and to channel their ingenuity to address some of the many global health and humanitarian challenges we face today.
This year, we’re looking for breakthrough solutions to help health workers better serve communities in need around the world. What’s your breakthrough solution?
How to Participate:
Submit a video no longer than 90 seconds (or a 350 word essay) describing or demonstrating your break through solution, or switchpoint, to help health workers better serve communities in need. Must be 30 years or younger.
Deadline for submissions is April 6, 2015. For more info and to submit your idea, visit the SwitchPoint website.