FAQ

Will this event be taking place in-person?

No, the competition will be taking place entirely virtually this year, this will begin with a networking reception Thursday evening currently scheduled for October 8th, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm in Pittsburgh, PA. It is highly encouraged that teams sign in by 5:00pm to attend the networking reception as we will be going over some event details.

Should I come to Pittsburgh for the event?

No, the event is taking place entirely and there is no reason to come to Pittsburgh for it.

Will there be prize money?

Yes. $16,000 in total prize money will be awarded to the top 3 winning teams. 1st Place = $10,000, 2nd Place = $4,000, and 3rd Place = $2,000.

Is there a registration fee?

No, the cost of the event is completely covered by our very generous corporate sponsors. All you have to put in is the time and effort in making your submissions.

When will the case be sent out?

The case will be sent out to all registered teams on 9/16/2020.

What technology will I need to take part?

This is currently being determined but a the ability to create some form of a slide deck (PowerPoint preferred) and a webcam to present from is required.

Will the competition be open to international participants?

TC3 welcomes participation from non-US business programs however teams will still be required to participate on a time schedule designed for US participants, recordings will not be allowed in place of live presentations.

Do all team members need to be MBA students?

The case competition is structured to be for MBA students, however teams are only required to have one current MBA student. Exceptions may be granted to teams that were registered for the cancelled TC3 previously scheduled for March 2020 in the case of students having already graduated.

Will there be a difference in the first and final rounds?

Teams will be asked to address several questions as part of the overall case. There will be some additional information provided the day of the competition for the three final teams. Those teams will have time to revise their presentations for the final round.

Can my school have multiple teams participating?

Absolutely! We don't want to limit the creativity and great ideas your school has down to one team, multiple teams from a given program are encouraged with the caveat that you may want to avoid spreading yourselves too thin. 

Any other questions? Email us at jbkaplan@tepper.cmu.edu or nhamil@tepper.cmu.edu