What is C.A.S.E?

The C.A.S.E. Competition is centered around Corporate Civic and Social Engagement, focusing on challenging a diverse group of students to analyze and propose innovative recommendations for real-world challenges and issues related to corporate involvement in civic and social initiatives. This competition encourages participants to delve into the importance of corporate engagement beyond traditional business activities and comprehend its impact on society, communities, and the organization's overall success.

C.A.S.E. provides a palatable platform for students to explore an organization's evolving landscape and complex corporate responsibilities. By participating, students will gain valuable insights into the importance of businesses actively engaging in societal and environmental issues, preparing them for future leadership roles that require a holistic understanding of corporate citizenship.

Student Teams will:

  1. Critical Analysis: Participants will critically analyze a real-world challenge within an organization, representing diverse industries and evaluating the effectiveness of corporate civic and social engagement strategies. This includes examining the impact on communities, stakeholders, and the company's bottom line. 
  2. Innovative Recommendations: Teams are tasked with developing creative and sustainable recommendations to address challenges the organization presents. This involves considering the long-term implications of proposed strategies on societal well-being and corporate success. 
  1. Strategic Thinking: The competition emphasizes strategic thinking by requiring participants to align corporate civic engagement initiatives with the core values and goals of the organizations involved. Teams must demonstrate an understanding of how such initiatives contribute to the overall business strategy. 
  2. Presentation Skills: Participants will enhance their presentation and communication skills by presenting their analyses and recommendations to industry judges. Effective communication of ideas, backed by well-reasoned arguments, is a crucial aspect of this competition.

What’s in it for YOU?

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Winners stand to earn lucrative cash prizes and gain access to invaluable resources to further their endeavors.
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Showcase your talent to well-esteemed investors, San Antonio employers, business owners, and seasoned entrepreneurs to raise funds for your startup or to accelerate your career.
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Elevate the stakes of your problem-solving acumen as you navigate intricate challenges, pitching your solutions within a supportive and risk-free arena. Embrace the chance to not only validate your skills but to also receive invaluable feedback from discerning judges.

BRI Application opens BRI icon  January 22nd: Registrations Open

BRI Application deadline blue icon April 5th: Registration Deadline

BRI Innovation Lab 2 iconApril 9th: Team orientation, 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Min. 1 team member must be present)

Network iconApril 22nd, Monday: Opportunity Buffet, 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

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2024 C.A.S.E.
"Equitable Tech Access": A tech company aims to bolster digital literacy and address the digital gap prevalent in underserved communities. Develop a program that facilitates affordable internet access, digital skills training, and device provision and integrates essential healthcare and credit literacy components. Propose innovative collaborations with local entities, including organizations, educational institutions, and governmental bodies, to outline a sustainable framework for the program's continuation and impact.


Mentorship IconApril 24th, Wednesday:  Office hours with Community Partners, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

BRI Application deadline blue icon April 25th, Thursday: Round One 3 Minute Pre-Pitch Video. Video's due by 5:00 pm

BRI Innovation Lab 1 Icon April 26th, Friday : Pitch Day, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (Location: Denman Ballroom at UTSA 1604 Campus)

  • Teams Arrive 8:45 am - 9:45 am 
  • Welcome 10:00 am 
  • Pitches Start 10:20 am
  • Annouce Winners 11:40 am 
  • Closing Remarks & Picture Time 11:45 am

Team Formation

  1. Open to all majors!  
  2. Must be enrolled college student 
  3. Teams must consist of 4-6 members (Please identify a team lead to submit one application for the team.)
  4. No individual registrations are available for this event. 

C.A.S.E. Breakdown

  1. Student teams of 4-6 members will work together to tackle a challenge provided by our Community Partners.
  2. Teams will have 48 hours to problem-solve and pitch their recommendations. Presentations will be turned in via video showcasing their recommendations and comprehensive next steps. The method of submitting presentations will be through a form, which will be due April 25th, Thursday at 5 pm.
    1. Once the judges have reviewed all submissions, they will select the Top 5 Teams, which will be announced on April 26th, Friday during Pitch Day. Finalists will "pitch" their comprehensive recommendations to Community Partners to determine the third annual C.A.S.E. Winners!
  1. Video requirements:
    • No more than 3 minutes 
    • All team members must be in the video 
    • All issues must be addressed
    • The file must be in MP4 format

Thank You to Our Partners

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