Media+Tech Innovation Challenge

Entering its 15th year, the Media+Tech Innovation Challenge is an industry case study competition between teams of students from the University of Denver Daniels College of Business, the University of Colorado Denver Business School, and the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs College of Business. 

Volunteer to mentor a team or be a judge:  Share your expertise in the media and tech industry by guiding a team of students throughout the competition. Or volunteer to be a judge of a semifinal round or the Final competition on March 5, 2021 and help select this year's winning team. All events will be virtual. Contact us at [email protected] or fill out the Interest form

How the competition works: Teams of three will work on a case study that examines a real-world media and technology issue. Students will present their ideas in front of industry leaders and have an opportunity to win up to $7,500 in prize money. Students will be matched with mentors and have networking opportunities throughout the competition. Each university will hold a separate competition to determine the team that will represent their school in the Media+Tech Innovation Challenge Finals. The semifinal teams will each receive $1,500 and the winning team will earn the $3,000 Grand Prize.

DU Dates

Mentor matching: 1/29 5:30-7pm
Industry 101: 2/5 12-1:30 pm
Round 1: 2/19 12-2pm
Round 2: 2/26 12—2pm

UCCS Dates

Mentor matching and Industry 101:
2/1, 4:45-7:20pm
Round 1: 2/20 9:00-12:00pm
Round 2: 2/27 9:00-12:00pm

UCD Dates

Mentor matching: 2/1 12:30-1:45pm
Industry 101: 2/3 12:30-1:45pm
Round 1: 2/15 12:30-1:45pm
Round 2: 2/22 12:30-1:45pm





This year's Case Study challenges students to develop new video and data strategies in consideration of the pandemic and changing consumer behaviors. An extremely relevant topic for our times!

Join us for the Final Competition on March 5, 2021 to gain fresh insights and unique solutions presented by these talented students and see which team prevails to earn the top prize!