All teams shall be composed of 3-5 participants from an accredited graduate program in the US or worldwide. Each participant must be attending his or her respective institution in the Fall 2020 academic semester. If a substitute is provided for any team member, the team must inform the organizing committee prior to the competition day and the substitute must participate for the entirety of the event following their entry.
All communication with participants, case materials, and presentations will and must be provided in English. All teams must prepare and present on the case provided. A panel of judges will select the finalists. Judging panels will be composed of academic and business leaders who are respected for their experience in the healthcare industry.
Round 1: Case Teams will submit an executive summary, powerpoint presentation, and 15 minute video presentation (recorded on Zoom). All teams must submit their final presentations and executive summary via email to the organizing committee by October 28th at 5pm EST. By submitting your PowerPoint, you give consent for the YHSI committee to provide your presentation and all applicable details to the sponsor organization for their internal use.
Round 2: Finalists will by notified November 11th. By submitting their proposal, teams commit to attending live pitches within this time window. On an individual basis, the organizing team will take into consideration timing preferences stemming from time zone differences, but cannot guarantee that all the requests will be accommodated.
The judges that will be in the preliminary round may be different from judges that will be judging the final round. The judging panel for the final round will determine the winner of the competition.
Scores will be based on quality and creativity of the proposed solution, quality of presentation and responses during Q&A, utilization of industry specific knowledge, etc. (see attached score sheet). The Yale HSI Organizing Committee reserves the right to make minor changes to the score sheet prior to the case presentations. Minor changes include grammatical and material changes to particular questions on the scorecard, not the overall categories of evaluation and their weights.
Please email if any questions on competition rules and guidelines.