October 6-8, 2022 // Washington, D.C.

ROMBA Competitions

ROMBA competitions allow students and alumni to showcase their business acumen and compete for cash awards. You can read below for information on the 2022 competitions.

2022 Competitions

CONSULTING CASE COMPETITION

The 21st annual LGBTQ+ MBA case competition, sponsored by Bain & Co., is an opportunity for LGBTQ+ graduate students to showcase their analytical, presentation, and strategic skills to judges comprised of professionals from Reaching Out’s various consulting corporate partners. All entrants must be LGBTQ+ or active ally MBAs/graduate students who are registered to attend the 2022 ROMBA Conference.

1st Place Award: $5,000
2nd Place Award: $2,500
3rd Place Award: $1,000

  • Registration Deadline: Once 21 applications are received or by 11:59 PM PT, September 18, 2022
    • APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED – 21 APPLICATIONS HAVE BEEN RECEIVED.
  • Case Sent to Teams: September 19, 2022
  • Material Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PT, October 2, 2022
  • Competition Date: October 8, 2022
    • Team Breakfast: 7:45AM-8:15AM
    • Preliminary Rounds: 8:30AM – 11:15AM
    • Final Round: 12:00PM – 1:15PM

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS COMPETITION

The 8th Annual M&A Case Competition, sponsored by Credit Suisse, provides participants the opportunity to experience the role of investment bankers in a mergers & acquisition scenario – and to walk away with the $2,500 prize!

Entrants will demonstrate their analytical and presentation skills before a prestigious panel of judges. All entrants must be LGBTQ+ or active ally MBAs or graduate students who are registered to attend the 2022 ROMBA Conference.

1st Place Award: $2,500

  • Registration Deadline: 11:59 PM PT, September 8, 2022 – APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • Case Sent to Teams: September 9, 2022
  • Material Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PT, September 18, 2022
  • Finalists Notified: September 23, 2022
  • Finalist Presentations: October 8, 2022, 9:30 AM-11:00 AM

STARTUP PITCH COMPETITION

Pitch your startup to a panel of investors and industry experts (thanks to StartOut) who will provide valuable feedback and advice on your pitch and business model. The winner will walk away with a $5,000 grand prize to help get their venture started. Both LGBTQ+ MBA graduate students and LGBTQ+ MBA alumni are eligible to compete.

1st Place Award: $5,000

  • Application Deadline: 11:59pm PT on September 18, 2022 – APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • Finalists Notified: September 21, 2022
  • Pitch Date: October 8, 2022, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM