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2019 COMPETITIONS

Each year the ROMBA Conference hosts a variety of competitions for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer (LGBTQ) MBA & Graduate community to showcase its business acumen and compete for cash awards. As an added bonus many schools subsidize student's registration or travel if they compete in a competition!

 

Please note the Case Competition & Mergers & Acquisitions Competition are open to current students only, while the Startup Pitch Competition is open to both students and alumni.

2019 Case Competition (Sponsored by Liberty Mutual)

2019 Mergers & Acquisitions Competition (Sponsored by Credit Suisse)

2019 Startup Pitch Competition

CASE COMPETITION (SPONSORED BY LIBERTY MUTUAL)

 

sponsored by

1st Place Award: $5,000

2nd Place Award: $2,500
3rd Place Award: $1,000

The ROMBA Case Competition (sponsored by Liberty Mutual) offers LGBTQ MBA & graduate students an exciting opportunity to formulate strategic recommendations to a given problem and win up to $5,000 in the process.  Participants will also have a chance to present and discuss their ideas with a panel of judges from leading consulting firms & corporate strategy offices, and interact with them more informally during a private breakfast. Many participants of years past have successfully pursued strategy consulting positions afterwards, aided by the feedback they received and connections they made during the Case Competition.

 

MERGERS & AQUISITIONS COMPETITION (SPONSORED BY CREDIT SUISSE)

sponsored by

1st Place Award: $2,500

The M&A Case Competition (sponsored by Credit Suisse) provides LGBTQ MBA & Graduate students with the opportunity to experience the role of investment bankers in a mergers & acquisition scenario. Entrants will demonstrate their analytical, and presentation skills before a panel of judges hailing from investment banking. Initial presentations will be reviewed remotely and followed by an in-person final showdown of teams during the ROMBA Conference. Join us as these LGBTQ MBAs showcase their analysis of the case.

 

STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION (IN PARTNERSHIP WITH STARTOUT)

in partnership with

1st Place Award: $5,000

Reaching Out MBA is excited to work with our partners at StartOut for the 8th annual ROMBA Startup Pitch Competition.  Now in its eighth year, the contest offers $5,000 scholarship to the team with the most promising new venture idea, as judged by a panel of leading investors and entrepreneurs.