Wal-Mart Better Living Business Case Competition
The Wal-Mart Better Living Business Plan Challenge provides a forum for students to showcase their best ideas and to help Wal-Mart learn from some of the brightest minds in the world. The competition challenges students to invent sustainable products or develop sustainable business solutions and present them to a panel of Wal-Mart executives, suppliers, and environmental organizations. In addition to gaining an audience with some of the top business and sustainability leaders in the United States, the team from the winning school will receive $20,000 to invest in their business or product.
How to Enter:
• This is a three phase competition. The first round will occur internally at Ross January 30th 2009. The second round will be a regional competition at the University of Louisville February 9-13, 2009. The third and final round will take place at Wal-Mart's headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas, April 16-17, 2009. ( Travel and Expenses are paid)
• To enter the Ross competition, each team must submit a two-page executive summary of their business idea to Kimberly Dillon (firstname.lastname@example.org) by January 16th, 2009.
• Ten teams will be selected to pitch their ideas (renewable energy, sustainability, green product design, clean tech) to a panel of judges at the 2009 Ross Net Impact Forum. Each team will be given 3 minutes to present and 3 minutes for questions. Pitches will occur the morning of January 30 and the winning team will be announced during lunch.
• Undergraduate and graduate students from the University of Michigan are eligible to participate in the internal competition.
• Team size is limited to 4 students.
• Students must also be registered for Ross Net Impact Forum. Registration is free for UM students.
Specific questions may be directed to Kimberly Dillon (email@example.com).