United Way Emerging Leaders Society (ELS) Case Competition?

The ELS Case Competition offers a unique eight-week opportunity for young leaders and executives to work together to solve a community issue. Teams will be immersed in learning about a particular challenge and positioned to identify creative solutions, develop personally and professionally, sharpen their virtual presence, and form an instant network of individuals with diverse backgrounds and leadership styles.

ELS created this “Shark Tank” style competition to allow for innovative thinking, problem-solving and professional development, all while offering up ideas that may have a long-term impact on our community.

All teams pitch to a panel of judges in rounds one and two. Three teams proceed to the final round.

Funds raised, and the case itself, will focus on addressing local hunger and access to food.

Learn more by contacting Rebekah Castagno at rcastagno@unitedwayinc.org.

2022 KEY DATES: 

SPONSOR DEADLINE: ROLLING

CASE COMPETITION | Sept. 20 – Nov. 15

PRESENTATIONS: ROUND 1 | Oct. 18

PRESENTATIONS: ROUND 2 | Nov. 1

FINAL ROUND  | Nov. 15

CULMINATION AND RECOGNITION EVENT | Dec. 6
6:00-7:30 p.m. | Winners will be announced!

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Silver Sponsors:


Bronze Sponsors:

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PeoplesBank
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Thank You to our Partners:

Connecticut Department of AgricultureConnecticut FoodshareUrban Alliance 

Participating Teams:

Aetna, a CVS Company | Cigna | Comcast | Hartford Healthcare | HSB |  UConn School of Business

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2021 IMPLEMENTATION PROGRESS

"La Cocina de mi Abuela" - PSA (Spanish)

"La Cocina de mi Abuela" - PSA (English)