Step 1: Application Phase
15 SEPTEMBER, 2021 (Mon) to 5 DECEMBER, 2021 (Sun)
Sign up and apply to the HKGCC Business Case Competition 2021 on this platform. You can create your own team of 2-5 members.
Once your team is formed, you may choose one or more business case(s) 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). 4
Deadline: 5 December 2021 at 11:59pm HKT.
Step 2: Online Vote
6 DECEMBER, 2021 (Mon) to 17 DECEMBER, 2021 (Fri)
During the review period, the Sponsors will review your projects and 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.
*A training session on report writing skills will be organized for students admitting to the next round
Step 3: Mentoring Phase (Semi-final)
20 DECEMBER, 2021 (Mon) to 7 JANUARY, 2022 (Fri)
The Sponsors will provide guidance to the selected teams to refine their Submission, which has to be uploaded onto the online competition portal by 7 January 2022. 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 25 January, 2022. The announcement of the final teams will be made on 10 January 2022.
*Subject to sponsors’ company policies, company visits might be arranged for teams entering the mentoring phase.
Step 4: Final Pitching
25 JANUARY, 2022 (Fri)
At the Final Pitching, the top 3 teams from each track (18 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 and Final Submission online on or before 20 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.
Pitching Format: 5 minute presentation + 3 minute Q&A
*A training session on presentation skills will be organized for students entering the final round.