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This year we are excited to announce a new case competition! We are partnering with Uber to run the regional Auckland rounds of their Australasian Case Competition!

Our Uber Launch Challenge will provide students with the chance to analyse a hypothetical operational problem posed by Uber.  Each team will have a week, in a group of 3, to create a pitch examining the issues, analysing the data and providing feasible solutions to be presented to a panel of judges. It will test students’ analytical knowledge, creativity, as well as developing presentation skills in front of a panel of judges.  The winning Auckland team will win a chance to compete at the Grand Finals in Sydney!

Registerations close 3rd May, 11.59pm!

Contact us for more information and general inquires at technical.events@uoamcc.co.nz

Teams of 2-3 will be provided with a case posing a hypothetical question centred around Uber.

All teams will submit a pitch and make a 6 minute presentation to a panel of judges followed by 6 minutes of Q&A.  The top four teams from the preliminary round will then make a presentation to a panel of industry judges.  The winners will then receive a new case for the Australasian finals and be flown to Sydney to make their presentation!

Case Distributed: Monday 1st May

Hand in Proposals: Friday 12th May

Preliminary Round Presentations, Awards and Networking: Saturday 13th May

Grand Final Presentation: Monday 22nd May

Case Analysis and Presentation Tutorial: TBC

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Campus Heat winners will receive a free trip to Sydney to compete in the Finals on 22nd May. The top three teams will be awarded up to $1,500 in Uber rides or UberEATS credits, and the first place team will earn guaranteed interviews for the 2018 Uber Graduate Program.

For more information and to apply for the 2018 Uber Graduate Program visit http://t.uber.com/grads

Testimonials

“The Uber Launch Challenge was a great experience all round. It’s a fantastic opportunity to work on an exciting idea for a global company, meet a lot of great people, and have fun doing it. In fact, it was such an interesting challenge that the long hours we put into it didn’t really feel like work.”

“Being flown to Sydney and visiting the Uber team was probably the highlight of the whole competition. The office had a really great vibe and everyone there was really interesting to talk to.”

“Going in to pitch in front of the judges was fun too. We had practiced it so much there was nothing to worry about. The judges panel was stacked with some really high-profile entrepreneurs and they were great present to and get feedback from.”

“Being the winning team helped a lot. My whole team was fast-tracked through to the final interview stage in Sydney (which was also really fun), and now we’ve all got offers to be part of the 2018 Uber Graduate Programme”!

“My advice to anyone thinking of doing the Uber Launch Challenge in the future: don’t be afraid to think big, just have the numbers to back it up.” – Callum Herries

“Our experience was awesome! The highlights were spending time with my smart team mates on a daily basis to make form our presentation. We met some awesome people in Sydney, and they showed us how Aussies party as well. Improvements could be setting clearer objectives everytime we met as a team.  The biggest key to us winning was our teamwork – the ability for a law student, software eng student, and a engsci student all being on the same page was our competitive advantage.” – Sam Yoon