Partnering with us
More information of participating as a company and our two-pager:
Q: How many companies will be participating?
A: In total, 5 companies. Each will provide students with a business case.
Q: How many students will be assigned to my case?
A: Two teams of five students each will be assigned to your case. That’s ten students in total. Each team will be made up of students from different academic backgrounds.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The participation fee is 3000 euros. However, for a value up to 2/3 of that amount, a company can provide us with a service or location (eg. Coaching, catering, a workshop). As a non-profit organisation, the Sustainable Business Battle partially relies on the support of the participating companies. If you are unable to support the event financially, please get in touch with us.
Q: We would like to participate but we don’t have a business case.
A: This is not a problem! We would be more than happy to collaborate with you and come up with a business case together.
During the battle
Q: How much time will this take me?
A: You must ensure that at least one person from your company can represent you during the following events:
May 3rd: From 18:00 to 20:00: Networking Borrel: Meeting fellow companies, former participants, coaches, and the SBB team.
May 4th: From 13:00 to 17:00: First training day: Meeting your teams, present your case, and hearing their first pitch.
Between May 13th and 17th: In-House day: Welcoming the two teams in your enterprise. It’s your opportunity to let them know about who you are as a company and what your case is all about!
May 18th: From 15:00 to 18:00 Semi-Finals: Hearing the final pitches from your teams, picking the finalists, networking borrel.
May 24th: From 16:00 to 19:00: Finals.
Q: Who selects the winners?
A: In the semi-finals, you will select the team you wish to see go forward in the competition. Both teams assigned to your case will have the opportunity to pitch you their solution. Out of the two, you will choose one as your finalist.
In the final round, a jury composed professionals and experts will select a winner from the five finalists.
Q: What happens after the battle?
A: After the battle finishes, should you want to implement one of the solutions pitched to you, we will make it possible for you to stay in touch with your team and work together.
Do you have more questions? Are you interested in working with us? For any additional information and business inquiry, please contact Martijn van Bodegraven, our Business and Acquisition Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.