The Berkeley Haas Tech Challenge is the premier MBA case competition focused on technology
Each Fall since 2011 the Technology Club at the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley has put on the preeminent tech-focused MBA case competition. The challenge attracts MBA students from the best programs around the country who are passionate about technology, and gives them the opportunity to solve real-world business challenges. Competitors gain hands-on experience in the technology industry and exclusive access to the protagonist company. The three-day event is a fantastic opportunity for the protagonist company to leverage the creativity of top MBAs to solve a real problem facing their business, as well as as unique exposure to students during the recruiting season.
We are excited to announce that the sponsor and protagonist of the 2017 event is Ford Smart Mobility! The event will take place November 10-11 and the theme is “Driving Change: Finding Solutions For The Future Of Transportation”. MBA Team applications are due 10/24 and the link to apply is here.
2016 TECH CHALLENGE
“It’s 2016. Pretend it’s ten years from now. Paint your vision for the one biggest way in which super-fast Internet (> 1 Gbps) has changed American lives for the better.”
Winner: Chicago Booth
2015 TECH CHALLENGE
"Using Data to Build a Socially Responsible Initiative with Global Impact"
Winner: Yale SOM
2014 tECH CHALLENGE
"Internet of Things and Smart Cities"
Exploring how technologies can be used to bring improvements to the daily lives of millions
Winners: 1) Berkeley Haas, 2) Northwestern Kellogg, 3) UCLA Anderson
2013 TECH CHALLENGE
"Consumerization of IT"
Identifying best ways to provide a seamless collaboration in the retail industry
Winners: 1) Harvard, 2) Berkeley Haas, 3) Stanford GSB
2012 TECH CHALLENGE
"Leveraging Big Data"
Identifying opportunities for using big data to improve General Electric's Operations
Winners: 1) Duke Fuqua, 2) Michigan Ross
2011 TECH CHALLENGE
Identifying opportunities for VMWare in the cloud computing industry
Winner: UPenn Wharton