ACG Detroit Partners with ACG Western Michigan to Host ACG Cup



ACG Cup 2023


ACG Detroit, ACG Western Michigan, and ACG Minnesota announced that students from the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University took home the top prize of $8,000 in the ACG Cup Competition, a day-long business case study competition.


Students from the Haworth College of Business at Western Michigan University earned the runner-up spot.


The 2023 ACG Cup competition welcomed 25 teams made up of more than 102 students. Offering an option to compete remotely, the event drew in students from several Michigan business, finance and accounting colleges and universities as well as competitors from Fordham University in New York and the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota.


Throughout the competition, teams used high-level financial and valuation analyses to arrive at their conclusions and deliver professional presentations. Stepping into the role of a consultant, students presented their recommendations in a way that would impress a board of directors.


ACG Cup 2023

Members of each school’s team are listed below:

Grand Valley State team members:

  • Justin Farrish
  • Ryan Gilmore
  • Griffin Jacques
  • Justin Quinn
  • Teddy Rounds

Western Michigan team members:

  • Kamola Makhmudova
  • Molly Ostrander
  • Nicholas Scherer



More than 40 volunteer judges from Detroit, Minneapolis, and West Michigan took part in the multi-round, hybrid business case competition. Judges come from a variety of industries and businesses including commercial and investment banking, corporate law, private equity, accounting, and valuation.