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2021 ELS CASE COMPETITION

WHAT IS THE ELS CASE COMPETITION?

The ELS Case Competition offers a unique eight-week opportunity for young professionals and executive leaders to work together to solve a community challenge. Teams will be immersed in learning about a particular community 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 through the ELS Case Competition will address barriers that contribute to local hunger and access to food.

KEY DATES: 
TEAM REGISTRATION BY: Aug. 31

CASE COMPETITION | Sept. 21 – Nov. 16

PRESENTATIONS: ROUND 1 | Oct. 19

PRESENTATIONS: ROUND 2 | Nov. 2

FINAL ROUND  | Nov. 16

Meet the 2021 ELS Case Competition Committee

L to R Top Row:  Trish Hesslein, FOX61, Community Marketing Manager; Aaron Knight, CT Department of Economic & Community Development, Business Development Project Manager; Jazna Stannard, Launc[H]artford, Program Specialist; Brent Robertson, Fathom, Co-Founder

L to R Bottom Row: Event Chair, Mackenzie Manning, Pratt & Whitney, Program Integration Manager; Ryan Baldassario, University of Connecticut School of Business, Full-Time MBA Program Administrator; Matthew Banever, Bards Clothing, Founder, CEO

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