Compete for a share of $25,000 in prize money

Fostering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in the workplace is critical to creating environments that support everyone's success. To better prepare you to use business for a better world and affect positive change, the College of Business JEDI Case Competition gives you the opportunity to work with a team to solve a real-world workplace challenge and present your solution to a panel of industry judges for the chance to win your share of $25,000 in cash

Why participate?

  • Could you find a use for the first-place team’s cash prize of $12,500? 
  • Are you interested in having a working knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace? 
  • Do you want to feel comfortable working in different levels of leadership with diverse people? 
  • Would you like to learn how to execute a great presentation? 

If your answer to any of these questions is yes, it’s time to register for the 2023 JEDI Case Competition. Students of all identities are encouraged to participate.  

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This event could not be possible without the generous donations of sponsors like New Belgium Brewing Company, FirstBank and CSU’s Office of Inclusive Excellence.

What can you win? 

The first-, second- and third-place winning teams will be announced at the conclusion of the presentations on Apr 12. Prizes will be divided equally among team members: 

  • First place: $12,500 
  • Second place: $7,500 
  • Third place: $5,000 

Who can enter?

All currently enrolled undergraduates who are business majors or business minors can apply to compete! Recruit your own team or register as an individual for consideration to be placed on an existing team.  

To encourage diverse teams, at least three notable inclusive dynamics must be present within each team. Inclusive dynamics include but are not limited to: 

  • Gender (non-binary, female, male, etc.) 
  • Orientation (if disclosed) 
  • Race/ethnicity 
  • First-generation student  
  • Ability (visible and invisible disabilities)  
  • Religion (including atheist and agnostic) 
  • International status (any country outside of the United States that you currently reside-must have University international student status) 
  • Linguistic (speaks more than one cultural language fluently) 
  • Parental (you are a parent or guardian of a minor under 18) 
  • Military (active, reserve, veteran or retired)  

How to enter 

Each team member must register online by submitting an application on or before noon on Mar 6. Only teams that completed the application/registration process will be considered for selection.  

Between six and 10 four-member teams will be chosen to compete in the College of Business’ 2023 JEDI Case Competition. Applying as a complete four-member team is encouraged, as organizers will prioritize complete teams in the selection process. Teams will be chosen at the sole discretion of the College of Business. Individuals may apply to compete but are not guaranteed placement on an active team. You may be asked to be placed on a reserve list if a team cannot be found for you. 

2023 schedule

  • Applications close: Mon, Mar 6  
  • Teams notified: Wed, Mar 8  
  • Deadline for teams to accept: Fri, Mar 10 
  • Case sent: Mon, Mar 13 
  • Presentation: Fri, Apr 12

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2023 JEDI Case Competition details

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Your generous support makes events like this possible and helps the College of Business pursue its vision of Business for a Better World.

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