FAQ

When should teams arrive in Pittsburgh?

The Thursday Evening Networking Reception is scheduled for October 8th, 2020 from 5:00-8:00pm in Pittsburgh, PA. It is highly encouraged that teams arrive by 5:00pm to attend the networking reception as we will be going over some event details.

Will there be prize money?

Yes. $10,000 in total prize money will be awarded to the top 3 winning teams. 1st Place = $6,000, 2nd Place = $3,000, and 3rd Place = $1,000.

When will the case be sent out?

This is currently to be determined and will be released alongside registration information.

Where should we stay in Pittsburgh?

Each team is responsible for securing their own lodging. We recommend using an aggregator site like Expedia, Orbitz, or Kayak, or also looking into Airbnb options. 

Do we need to rent a car?

It is up to each team if they would like to rent a car for additional travel. Taxis and Uber/Lyft are readily available in Pittsburgh and to/from PGH airport. 

Are there discounts or sponsorships for student travel expenses?

Teams are responsible for their own transportation to the competition.

Will TC3 assist with U.S. visa procurement for international participants?

TC3 welcomes participation from international business programs but unfortunately cannot assist in the visa procurement process.

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.

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 an hour to revise their presentations for the final round.

Any other questions? Email us at tc3@tepper.cmu.edu