Timeline

 

Step 1: Application Phase

 7 SEPTEMBER, 2020 (Mon) to 30 OCTOBER, 2020 (Fri)

Sign up and apply to the HKGCC Business Case Competition 2020 on this platform. You can create your own team of 2-5 members.

 Once your team is formed, you must choose one or more business case to solve in any category. You can also join more than one team to tackle different cases. The choice is yours!

 Submission: Executive summary of 5 -10 slides explaining your unique solution (PDF formatted).

 Deadline: 30 October, 2020 at 11:59pm HKT.

  

Step 2: First Round - Online Vote

9 NOVEMBER, 2020 (Mon) to 20 NOVEMBER, 2020 (Fri)

During the review period, the Sponsors will review and grade your projects. Selected teams from each track will advance to the second round. The announcement will be made on Thursday, November 5, 2020.

 

Step 3: Second Round Selection

NOVEMBER 23, 2020 (Mon) to 4 DECEMBER, 2019 (Fri)

During the second round, the Sponsors may contact the selected teams to learn more about their ideas presented in the Submissions.

The Sponsors will select 5 teams from each track to the Mentoring Phase.

 

Step 4: Mentoring Phase (Semi-final)

7 DECEMBER, 2020 (Mon) to 1 JANUARY, 2020 (Fri)

The Sponsors will provide guidance to the selected teams to refine their Submission, which has to be uploaded onto the online student portal by 4 January 2021. This will be the perfect opportunity for the teams to learn and gain direct insights from the Sponsors' perspective so as to prepare a more comprehensive Submission. Teams and mentors are encouraged to take the communication both online and offline, particularly meeting in person, if circumstances allow.

After reviewing the refined Submissions, the Sponsors will select the best 3 teams to the Final Pitching on 22 January, 2021. The announcement of the final teams will be made on 8 January 2021.

 

Step 5: Final Pitching

22 JANUARY, 2021 (Fri)

At the Final Pitching, the top 3 teams from each track (15 in total) will be pitching their projects in-person to the panel of judges from the Sponsors.

 The final teams have to submit their presentation slides online on or before 15 January.

To prepare for the Final Pitching, you should focus on how well your proposed solution is going to solve the stated business case, and fine-tune your Final Submission based on the Submission in the Mentoring Phase. Your Final Submission should comprise your final proposal together with a pitching deck of no more than 10 slides (PDF formatted).

 Pitching Format: 5 minute presentation + 3 minute Q&A