Oct 2&3, Oct 8-10, 2020 // Virtual Conference

ROMBA Competitions

ROMBA competitions allow students and alumni to showcase their business acumen and compete for cash awards.

2020 Competitions

CONSULTING CASE COMPETITION

The 18th annual Consulting Case Competition offers students the opportunity to formulate strategic recommendations to a given problem and win up to $5,000 in the process. Participants will present their ideas to a panel of judges from leading consulting firms, and take the next step to pursuing a role in consulting. Competition is open to current LGBT+ MBAs and graduate students.

 

  • Applications are now closed for this competition.
  • Case will be sent to teams on September 14.
  • Presentations must be submitted by October 5, 11:59pm PT.
  • Competition takes place October 10.

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS COMPETITION

The 6th annual M&A Case Competition allows students to experience what it’s like to be an investment banker in a mergers & acquisition scenario. Entrants will demonstrate their analytical and presentation skills before a panel of judges working in the IB field.
Competition is open to current LGBT+ MBAs and graduate students.

 

  • Applications are now closed for this competition.
  • Case Released: September 10.
  • Presentations must be submitted by September 27, 11:59pm PT.
  • Finalists confirmed: September 30.
  • Competition takes place October 10.

STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION

Reaching Out MBA and StartOut are teaming up once again on the 9th annual ROMBA Startup Pitch Competition.  The individual or team with the most promising new venture idea, as judged by a panel of leading investors and entrepreneurs, will walk away with bragging rights and $5,000. Competition is open to current LGBT+ MBAs, graduate students AND post-MBA alumni.

  • Applications are now closed for this competition.
  • Presentation Deck Deadline: September 25.
  • Finalists notified: October 2.
  • Competition takes place October 10.

Essay Competition

This year’s essay prompt asks: “As CEO of your company, what steps would you take – both internally with staff and externally with consumers – to be a leading voice against systemic racism? How would these actions change your business model and/or your bottom line?”

We will select a winner and two runners up based on creativity, a clear passion for evolving both LGBT+ rights and fighting racism, and writing ability. Competition is open to current LGBT+ MBAs and graduate students.

Maximum 1,000 words

This competition is now closed.