Last year, with over 2500 Competitors, 600 teams from over 60 countries, a team of students in the UAE won first place in TGCC 2020, the largest global, 100% virtual business case competition for high school students.
The leading hedge fund investment firm Tiger Global Management is supporting a unique social equity initiative to help high school students develop industry-ready skills in consulting, entrepreneurship, finance, social enterprise, tech, and marketing with Tiger Global Case Competition (TGCC). Typically reserved for university students, this business case competition is globally the first of its kind created for high school students aged 13-18. Students will develop strong critical thinking, entrepreneurship, and consulting skills by working on real business challenges.
The theme of TGCC 2021 is “Future of Mobility” focused on equipping humans with technology that empowers societies to thrive. TGCC invites adroit students across the world to participate in this virtual event, strengthening both educational and professional expertise.
TGCC’s Principal Partner Tiger Global Management is joined by official sponsor, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), and is powered by the global education consulting firm, Crimson Education. With this esteemed backing, the TGCC 2021 will run through September and offer an array of prizes including: a remote internship at PwC for the entire winning team; mentorship session with Alex Robertson, President of Tiger Management Corp; mentorship sessions with Vikas Pershad, Portfolio Manager at M&G Investments; mentorship sessions with young entrepreneur Jamie Beaton, Founder and CEO of Crimson Education; US$18,000+ worth of education consulting with Crimson Education; and US$4,000+ in cash prizes.
In 2020, the winning UAE team developed a powerful corporate global expansion strategy for ACSL, the only publicly listed drone manufacturer in Japan, then were invited to the global round. For the global round, the team worked through the night to tackle the Sony challenge on the release of the PS5. Ultimately they won first place and received mentorship from Julian Robertson, Philanthropist and Founder of hedge fund Tiger Management who is said to have impacted trillions of dollars of assets under his management.
Robertson says, “Young people today have the potential to make a tremendous impact on our society – one that is more globalized than ever. In my opinion, it’s essential to support, encourage, and magnify this potential. The Tiger Global Case Competition is a rare opportunity for students to learn from industry experts at home and to work through unprecedented challenges facing businesses today, while practicising teamwork and problem-solving skills, further developing the young leaders of tomorrow.”
High school students are encouraged to apply online on www.casecomp.org and register their teams of two, three, or four members before registrations close on Tuesday, August 3rd. As a global educational competition—delivered by students for students—the TGCC also boasts an esteemed committee. The TGCC Committee 2021 features high school students from around the world working to ensure their peers discover and participate in the opportunity. By its very nature, the TGCC is designed to empower students across the world to be leaders for lasting change.
Co-Founder and CEO of Crimson Education, Jamie Beaton, was mentored by Roberson as Tiger Management’s youngest analyst while studying at Harvard University. In response to the TGCC, he says the competition will assist in developing future innovators and problem-solvers.
“We are thrilled to power the TGCC for the third year and provide high school students across the world with the unique opportunity to compete virtually with industry-best mentorship and the opportunity to win value-packed educational prizes. Many students are finding themselves unable to participate in physical events and more traditional extracurricular activities such as ModelUNs and olympiads. We see this as a constructive way for them to invest their time while learning remotely.” – Jamie Beaton said.