Corporiddlerz 2019: The road to the finals

Every year, BUP Business and Communication Club organizes one of its flagship events “Corporiddlerz”. This unique one of a kind competition enables participants all across the country to demonstrate their practical knowledge and innovation along with instilling the spirit of teamwork in them. This year, the highly anticipated business strategy competition is powered by NRBC Bank.

This nation-wide inter-university business strategy competition is the ultimate test of the participants’ capacity to incorporate real-life ideas and strategies into the business decision making process. Corporiddlerz offers undergraduate students from various universities nationwide to experience a glimpse into the corporate world. 

2019: The journey so far

Undergraduate students from universities all over the country were able to partake in the competition in teams of four. More than 300 teams from around the country registered this year and took part in the first round which consisted of solving an online case within a certain time frame. The case provided was about making a business plan for a new startup company in Bangladesh.

Only 48 teams out of all the teams qualified for the second round. The second round involved ‘product launching’ where forty-eight teams were divided into groups of eight forming six groups in total. The teams had to present a launching plan for a product in front of a panel of judges.  The judges included executives working in some of the biggest corporate names in Bangladesh such as BAT Bangladesh, Unilever Bangladesh, Banglalink, Marico and Coca- Cola Bangladesh. 

From the 48 teams, only a mere 18 made it to the third round. The third round was held over the course of two days. On the first day, the original teams of four were split and participants were placed in random groups and given a case to solve on the spot, followed by presentations. As for the second phase, all the original teams were put back together to work on their own project plans. The project plans were pitched to an esteemed panel of judges which included executives and employees from Grameenphone, Unilever Bangladesh, bKash, BRAC, BAT Bangladesh, ADCOMM LtdACI Limited, Telenor Group, and Japan Tobacco International.

Road to the finals

After intense scrutiny and strong competition, the best six teams have been chosen for the final round. The six teams include Blank Balance, Corporate Commandos, InSane, Leftover Pizza, Mudblood and Team Miscellany. Click the link below to meet the participants who make up the 6 final qualifying teams! 

The final round will be held on 17 November 2019 and everyone is waiting with bated breath to find out who will be taking home the grand prize of one lakh taka and the championship of BUP BCC Presents Corporiddlerz 2019 Powered by NRBC Bank.

Written by Fariha Nuzhat

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