Social Finance Case Challenge – Investing for Impact in the Developing World

Social Finance Case Challenge
Investing for Impact in the Developing World
Presented by Vancouver for Acumen

How to Apply:

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Competition Details

Are you a current student interested in the challenging realm of business development in emerging markets? Are you looking to sharpen your case competition skills and meet industry professionals? If so, then the Vancouver for Acumen Fund case competition is for you.

The competition is open to 50 current students in teams of two (25 teams) , undergraduate and postgraduate. Registration is on a first-come-first serve basis. Deadline is February 16th at midnight. Cost of registration is $25 per student ( $50 per team) and online casino is paid upon confirmation of registration.

The competition is structured as two workshops (4 hours mandatory, 2 hours optional) and one case competition. The workshops will cover the fundamentals of case analysis, Acumen Fund’s investment model, a walk-through case example and application of effective presentations. The workshops will be delivered by the head coach of UBC’s JDC team (champions for 2 consecutive years in a Western Canada business school case competition). Competition judges will consist of industry leaders, professors and professionals in the area of social enterprise and finance in Vancouver.

About Acumen Fund

Acumen Fund is a pioneering not-for-profit venture fund that is changing the

way the world addresses poverty. Vancouver for Acumen, a volunteer-run chapter, supports this mission by actively championing and fundraising to support Acumen Fund”s innovative model of investing patient capital in enterprises that solve the problems of poverty.

Since its founding in 2001, Acumen Fund has invested more than $50 million

in enterprises that provide access to water, health, energy, housing and

agricultural inputs to low-income customers in South Asia and East Africa.

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Date, Time & Location

Location: SFU Surrey Campus

Work Shops:

February 26: 9:30am – 2:30am

March 12: 9:30am – 11:30am


March 26: 9:00am – 4:00pm

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Vancouver for Acumen knowledge team at