Desautels case competition team lands unexpected prize

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Professor Richard Donovan with past case competition participants

An undergraduate team from Desautels came home from a case competition in Portugal with an invite to go back for a month-long project aimed at making the city of Porto more attractive to startups. The prize is doubly sweet, as neither the team nor the officials saw it coming. Team member Aarushi Kumar says that “It was not something we were expecting and it was not something the organizers were expecting to do, either.”

The invite also illustrates how case competitions have developed from extracurricular events to big-ticket international contests. Desautels Professor Richard Donovan puts the current number of these competitions at about 20, with schools offering preparatory courses.

Read full article: The Globe and Mail, March 17, 2017