Application for the 2023 case competition is now closed.

Final Presentations will take place at the Georgetown Africa Business Conference on April 29th, 2023.
Winning Team - $5,000
Runner Up - $3,000
1st runner up - $1,500

About the Case Competition

In partnership with Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business, and The Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Services, and the McCourt School of Public Policy, the Georgetown Africa Business Conference, launched our first-ever case challenge in March 2023, that explores how businesses and society can contribute to a prosperous continent.
Our conference theme aims to inspire attendees to join the movement in harnessing opportunities for a prosperous Africa. The case challenge calls on students to identify and develop out-of-the-box, creative, and innovative solutions across public and private sectors that can unleash Africa’s prowess and realize the vision for prosperity on the continent.

Case Competition Teams

26 Teams across 14 universities around the world participated in our 1st Georgetown Africa Business Case competition. Teams were matched with over 25 mentors from our partnerships with Deloitte, NIH, and Google to refine their solutions. Teams were asked to respond to the open case prompt below:

Case Prompt

Design an innovative solution for a sector of your choosing that will drive economic development and increase the growth and prosperity of the continent.

Final Presentations

At the conference, you will hear from the top 6 teams across 3 universities on their proposal and solutions in response to the prompt. Teams will be evaluated on 3 main components by judges: The content of their presentation - defining the problem they are solving and the innovativeness of their solutions; the data quality & visual effectiveness of their presentations, and their presentation delivery.

Case Competition Judges

Dr. Anthony Annan – Associate professor of Practice – Georgetown McDonough School of Business

Charles Asubonten - CEO of Capital Hill Ventures

Peet van Biljon – Adviser on innovation, R&D, and sustainable business transformation

 Holly Wise - Professor at Georgetown School of Foreign Service & Global Human Development

Aline Varre - Sustainable Development Business Strategist; Director of Strategy & Business Development at the NDPI (Niger Delta Partnership Initiative)

Top 6 Teams

  1. Team Afriheels (UNC Kenan Business School)
  2. Team IDEV Dames (Georgetown)
  3. Team Visionary (Georgetown)
  4. Team Go for Gold (Kelley School of Business)
  5. Team Hilltop Partners (Georgetown),
  6. Team Panthera (Georgetown)