October 7-9, 2021 // Virtual

ROMBA Competitions

ROMBA competitions allow students and alumni to showcase their business acumen and compete for cash awards. This year, all competitions will take place virtually on the ROMBA Conference platform. See more information about each competition and sign up links below. Good luck!

2021 Competitions

CONSULTING CASE COMPETITION

The 20th annual LGBT+ MBA case competition, sponsored by Bain & Co., is an opportunity for LGBT+ 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 LGBT+ or active ally MBAs/graduate students who are registered to attend the 2021 ROMBA Conference – either virtually or in person.

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

  • Registration Deadline: Once 24 applications are received or by September 14, 2021.
  • Case Sent to Teams: September 15, 2021
  • Material Submission Deadline: 11:59 PM PT, September 26, 2021
  • Competition Date: October 2, 2021
    • Preliminary Rounds: 10:30AM – 1PM CT
    • Final Round: 1:45pm – 3:00PM CT

Applications are closed. 

MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS COMPETITION

The 7th 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 LGBT+ or active ally MBAs or graduate students who are registered to attend the 2021 ROMBA Conference – either virtually or in person.

1st Place Award: $2,500

  • Registration Deadline: September 7, 2021
  • Case Sent to Teams: September 9, 2021
  • Material Submission Deadline: September 17, 2021
  • Finalists Notified: September 24, 2021
  • Finalist Presentations: October 2, 2021, 11:30am-12:30pm CT

Applications are closed. 

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 LGBT+ MBA graduate students and LGBT+ MBA alumni are eligible to compete.

1st Place Award: $5,000

  • Application Deadline: 11:59pm PT on September 12, 2021
  • Finalists Notified: September 17, 2021
  • Pitch Date: September 25, 2021, 11:30am-1pm CT

Applications are closed.