2019 NASBITE International Student Case Competition
April 8-9, 2019
The 2019 NASBITE International Student Case Competition is an exciting learning and networking opportunity for undergraduate students attending two-year and four-year colleges and universities which offer an academic business program,The Competition brings together top undergraduate business and/or marketing students to solve a real-world international marketing challenge posed by a top U.S.-based exporter.
The goals of the NASBITE Student Case Competition are:
- To provide undergraduate college and university students the opportunity to work collaboratively on a creative solution to a real-world international marketing challenge, and to put their presentation and networking skills to work.
- To provide the sponsoring company access to the very best undergraduate business and marketing students presenting potential solutions to their international marketing challenges.
- To provide a solid foundation for student involvement and participation within NASBITE International.
Up to 18 student teams will compete by presenting live during a Preliminary Round on Monday, April 8, 2019. Teams will have up to a maximum of 30 minutes to present their proposed solutions to a real exporting challenge faced by the sponsor and subject company, AdEdge Water Technologies. Details of the specific challenge will be revealed to registered teams on or before February 15, 2019. A written summary of the team’s proposed solution is required to be submitted at the time of the presentation.
Team presentations will be scored based on a rubric by a panel of judges representing the sponsoring company and NASBITE membership. The rubric will be furnished to registered teams with the written case by February 15, 2019.
At the conclusion of the Preliminary Round on April 8, all participating teams will gather for a Team Mixer dinner and social, during which four Finalist teams will be announced. The four Finalist teams will then be called individually before the judges on the morning of Tuesday, April 9 to defend their case and answer questions.
The team selected as 2019 Case Competition Champions will be announced during the National Small Business Exporter Summit Luncheon on April 9. All teams are invited to participate in the luncheon.
The team registration fee of $750 provides for participation for one instructor and up to four students, and includes the April 8th Team Mixer Dinner and Social, and the luncheon on April 9.
The team registration fee does NOT include registrations for the National Small Business Exporter Summit on April 9, nor the NASBITE Annual Conference on April 10-11. However, deeply-discounted Student registration fees for the Annual Conference are available (see details below).
The team fee does not include travel or lodging expenses or meals other than the April 8 dinner and the April 9 luncheon. Registered teams are eligible for the special NASBITE hotel rate of $179/night plus tax at the DeSoto Savannah Hotel in Savannah, GA. Teams must and submit a completed Team Registration form and the Team Registration fee must be paid by February 1, 2019 in order to receive the case on February 15 and a spot in the Case Competition.
The 2019 Case Competition Subject Company: AdEdge Water Technologies
Founded in 2002 and headquartered just north of Atlanta, Georgia, AdEdge Water Technologies specializes in the design, development, fabrication, and supply of water treatment solutions, specialty medias, legacy and innovative technologies that remove a wide range of contaminants from water.
AdEdge’s mode of work and technologies allow its customers to understand how to manage the elements in a variety of industries with outstanding results. These industries include drinking water, industrial process, mining, dewatering, construction, chemical, remediation, and general tertiary wastewater treatment.
AdEdge has extensive experience in the removal of arsenic, iron, manganese, hydrogen sulfide, fluoride, nitrate, and uranium from water, and has sold hundreds of water systems ranging from 5 gpm to over 20 MGD in North America and locations throughout the world including Canada, India, Africa, and countries in Latin America.
AdEdge recently expanded its engineering and manufacturing capabilities to design and build all systems in its manufacturing facility. The USEPA awarded AdEdge 12 arsenic demonstration projects, more than any company in the industry. AdEdge works with 75% of the top 12 design firms in the United States and with hundreds of engineering firms throughout the world.
For more information, visit https://adedgetech.com/.