ACG Cup 2023 -- Competition Details

All you need to know heading into the next competition

 

Mark your calendars! Our ACG Cup 2023 competition will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2023. 
REGISTRATION WILL BE LIVE ON DECEMBER 1, 2022.

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We're excited to welcome ACG Chapter Partners from Minnesota and Detroit! We're expanding our judging pool, our company connections, and our reach to bring more diverse talent and industry expertise to this winter's competition.
 

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NEW for 2023: After two years of virtual competition, we are pleased to host the next iteration of ACG Cup in a hybrid manner at GVSU's Seidman College of Business. This year, a limited number of teams will be able to choose whether they'll compete in person or via a livestream feed. Prospective competitors should note that the remote presentation preference will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and weighted toward teams outside of a 200-mile radius. ACG Western Michigan reserves the right to deny teams remote entry based on demand and competition limitations.

 

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NEW for 2023: We'll host a networking reception in-person on Friday, February 24, 2023, from 4:30 - 7:00 PM EST. This is your chance to meet judges and business community members in person and make meaningful networking connections. See our section on "Reception" for details!
 

 

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NEW for 2023: We've added a section to our Web page for interested employers to add notices of internships or entry employment opportunities. Our business community knows that each ACG Cup competition cycle brings fresh, new talent into contact with decision-makers in our region, and we want to help you find each other. See our "Cup Connections" section below for details!
 

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December 1, 2022 --
February 25, 2023

 

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Reception, 2/24:
H.O.M.E. venue at the BOB! 
20 Monroe Avenue, NW
Grand Rapids, MI

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Competition, 2/25:
Seidman College of Business,Grand Valley
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50 Front Avenue,. SW
Grand Rapids, MI

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Our next ACG Cup Competition is coming up! 
IMPORTANT DATES: All times are Eastern Standard Time (EST)
The 2023 ACG Cup Competition timeline is here! Every effort will be made to keep dates as they are; times may change slightly. Mark your calendar now!

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 Download/print our February competition calendar, as shown below, HERE:
 

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Learn more with our FAQs here! 

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ACG Cup is an intercollegiate competition among business school students from colleges and universities across the nation. Retaining and recruiting talent in West Michigan is a major objective of the Cup competition for AC's Western Michigan Chapter. During competition, students analyze complex business cases and present strategies involving merger and acquisition alternatives, valuation, capital markets, finance options, and corporate strategy. Student participants gain invaluable experience in a real-world context, receive feedback from leaders in the local business community, and create networks, all while competing for CASH! 

ACG Western Michigan is known for bringing together a robust and diverse group of students representing teams from around our state and the nation. Our pivot to an all-virtual competition during the last two years enabled us to welcome teams from across the United States, from Texas to New York! For 2023, teams from all over will have the choice to compete virtually via a livestreamed feed or join us in person at Grand Valley State University's Seidman College of Business. We'll also host a networking reception the evening before our competition so teams can make new connections to the West Michigan business community and judges taking part in the ACG Cup initiative.


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We know the ACG Cup Competition is the number one driver of new and diverse talent for potential employers. And we know that the ACG Cup Competition offers a unique array of employment options for our competitors. In the spirit of  engaging the maximumum number of student competitors across the Great Lakes, we're welcoming Midwestern ACG Chapter partners who are committed to bring the maximum value to student competitors in their home regions. 

We're excited to welcome back into our partnership ACG Minnesota and welcome a new partnership with ACG Detroit! This partnership will allow maximum cross-exposure to and of the bright new talent that the ACG Cup competition routinely draws to our region.

Learn more about our Partner Chapters by clicking on their logos below!
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  •  One Competition! The ACG Cup competition will be held as a single competition open to all students who are currently registered at least half-time at participating colleges and universities during the 2022- 2023 academic year. Participants are generally finance, accounting, marketing, international business, and management majors, and teams may be comprised a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, or teams may be comprised of solely undergraduate or solely graduate  students. There will be no separate divisions for undergraduates and graduate students. 
     
  • Recent graduates: Teams may have no more than one member who has recently obtained their undergraduate degree from the same college/university. This means students who graduate with their undergraduate degrees in December 2022 may compete with classmates who are still enrolled at the time of the competition.
     
  • Competition Format: This year our competition will have in-person and livestreamed competition options. A limited number of remote slots will be available, so teams can choose which way they'll participate upon registration.  Prospective competitors should note that the remote presentation preference will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and weighted toward teams outside of a 200-mile radius. ACG Western Michigan reserves the right to deny teams remote entry based on demand and competition limitations.
     
  • Team Capacity: We have a 49-team capacity total, whether your team participates in person or via a remote presentation.
     
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  • Prizes: The winning team will take home a cash prize of $8,000 and receive the chance to have a dinner or professional meeting with a competition sponsor. Likewise, the runner-up team this year will also receive the chance to have a dinner or professional meeting with a competition sponsor.
     
  • Team Size: Each team, regardless of makeup, must consist of at least three members and no more than five members. To be considered for the competition, teams must finalize team registration by 9:00 AM EST on Feburary 8, 2023. See "The Rules" and "How to Register" sections for more detailed information on competition parameters. Reach out to ACG Cup staff if your team has concerns with registration timing; we are here to help you succeed!
     
  • The Case: The case study will simulate a real-world business situation offering students a learning perspective that diverges from textbook examples. Faculty advisors are encouraged to provide guidance to students prior to the case being released to students, but after the case is released, professors are prohibited from offering advice, critiques, or detailed solutions after the case materials are distributed.

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  • Sample Case for Student Review: See this past ACG Cup Case as an example to help your team understand the scope of work involved in the competition. This case was written by and is the property of ACG Western Michigan and contains no answers and is provided strictly for enhancing understanding of the competition.
     
  • Student Investment Clubs: Are you part of a student investment club and want someone to come and speak about ACG Cup? Contact us at acgcup@acgwmich.org, and we'll be sure to put your club in contact with our liaisons.

Attention Teams: Be sure to whitelist the email address "acgcup@acgwmich.org" so you don't miss important communications about our competition!

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**Participation in the competition, including eligibility and payment of any cash prize, is subject to all applicable laws, rules, and regulations of all relevant jurisdictions.

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Each year, we see the positive impacts competing in ACG Cup has on our community. Many ACG Cup competitors receive internship or job opportunties with some companies and firms in the greater region -- and that's no accident! ACG Cup is one of our region's biggest drivers of new and diverse talent and our business community understands the value of marketing their practice to students who take part in the competition.

FOR BUSINESSES: If your company has open positions, contact ACG Western Michigan staff at acgcup@acgwmich.org with a job description, and a link will be added to this page. It will also be promoted on our ACG Cup LinkedIn showcase page.

FOR STUDENTS: If you're a student competitor in the market for a fresh opportunity, check out the links below as they are added.
 

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The following list is comprised of colleges and universities that have participated in our competition in the recent past. As we continue to grow our competition, we are eager to expand the list of competing institutions. If your institution is taking part for the first time in 2023, email ACG Staff at acgcup@acgwmich.org and we'll add you to this list!

 

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  1. Teams may be comprised a mix of undergraduate and graduate students, or teams may be comprised of solely undergraduate or solely graduate students. There will be no separate divisions for undergraduates and graduate students -- every team will compete for one overall winning title.
  2. Teams shall be made up of three to five members from the same institution who will present the case study in all rounds of competition for which they are eligible; schools are encouraged to register at least two teams in the competition.
  3. Teams must appoint a Team Captain  for ease of communication. The Team Captain will receive communication regarding submittal of competition materials. The Team Captain will also be responsible for the team's entry fee if a main contact (professor/instructor) is not identified. Team fee invoices will be sent after registration closes on February 8, 2023.
  4.  No institution shall register more than five teams; teams that prefer to compete remotely shall not register more than two teams.
  5. Participating students must be officially registered at least half-time at participating schools during the 2022-2023 academic year. Caveat for recent graduates: Teams may have no more than one member who has recently obtained their undergraduate degree from the same college/university. This means students who graduate in December 2022 may compete with classmates who are still enrolled at the time of the competition.
  6. Teams shall register for the competition no later than 9:00 AM EST on Thursday, February 8, 2023. In order for teams to submit competition materials, teams must be pre-registered. 
  7. Teams choosing to compete remotely (by livestreaming their presentation to judges) will receive a link and presentation time prior to February 25, but all materials are due to ACG Western Michigan by Tuesday, February 21 (see Entry Submission Requirements below). Prospective competitors should note that the remote presentation preference will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and weighted toward teams outside of a 200-mile radius. ACG Western Michigan reserves the right to deny teams remote entry based on demand and competition limitations.
  8. Teams must have team names; names may NOT reference the students' school/university in any way, formal or informal. Teams not adhering to this requirement will be excluded from competition and no refunds will be issued. ACG Staff will alert teams with problematic names as soon as possible to avoid delays.
  9. Teams may NOT use outside resources to prepare the case study for the competition. They may only use the materials made available to them with the case study. Any deviation from this will result in disqualification.
  10. Teams will be placed into judging groups randomly. Depending on the size of the competition and the number of teams from each institution, teams from the same college/university might compete with one another.
  11. Students may seek general finance understanding, presentation training, and mentoring from faculty, ACG members, ACG Cup Committee members, and outside resources before the case is distributed. They may also use preparation materials located in their course pack. Teams are encouraged to attend our virtual Valuation Seminar on Friday, February 10, 2023 to better understand the intricacies of the case. 
  12. Once the case has been distributed, teams may not enlist help from outside the team, including from professors, for any aspects specific to the competition case.
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    Cover Letter: Teams must submit a cover letter for "entry" into this year's competition and will accompany your supplemental materials.The cover letter aims to evaluate your team's written communicaton skills and introduce your team of investment bankers to the Board of Directors (Judges) in a succinct manner. The cover letter will be factored into the scoring weight for each team.

    Attention Teams: Be sure to whitelist the email address "acgcup@acgwmich.org" so you don't miss important communications about our competition! [EDIT THIS SECTION  MORE FULLY]

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Teams must submit ten (10) hard copies of presentation materials. Please see requirements for your team's choice -- in-person or virtual presentation -- below.

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In-person teams must prepare the following:
 

  1. Cover Letter: New to the 2023 ACG Cup competition, a one-page, hard copy cover letter must accompany each team's entry materials. Details of Cover Letter components will be availble to the Team Captains of registered teams.
  2. Hard copy handouts detailing each team's case evaluation (including the Cover Letter). Each team must provide ten copies of all presentation materials, due at Registration the day of competition (February 25, 2023). 
  3. All materials must be submitted in the English language.
  4. All team members must take part in the presentation.
  5. Teams must have team names; names may NOT reference the students' school/university in any way, formal or informal. Teams not adhering to this requirement will be excluded from competition and no refunds will be issued
  6. Teams must appoint a Team Captain for ease of communication. The Team Captain will receive communication regarding submittal of competition materials. The Team Captain will also be responsible for the team's entry fee if a main contact (professor/instructor) is not identified on the team's registration form.
  7. Team attire shall consist of business wear, and shall NOT showcase any particular college/university affiliation (e.g., necktie, scarf, lapel pin, etc.) 
     


 

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Remote teams must prepare the following: This list is largely the same as above. Please pay close attention to items 1 and 2, as judges will still expect to receive hard copies of the teams' Cover Letters and supplemental materials prior to the actual competition date of February 25. Teams choosing to compete virtually will receive a link and presenation time prior to February 25.

Please note: the remote presentation preference will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and weighted toward teams outside of a 200-mile radius. ACG Western Michigan reserves the right to deny teams remote entry based on demand and competition limitations.)

  1. Cover Letter: New to the 2023 ACG Cup competition, a one-page cover letter must accompany each team's entry materials. Details of Cover Letter components will be available to the Team Captains of registered teams.
  2. Handouts detailing each team's case evaluation (including the Cover Letter). 
  3. Materials from items 1 and 2 must be either
    a. Provided as ten (10) hard copies printed, assembled, and shipped to ACG Western Michigan, received by same on or before Tuesday, February 21, or
    b. Emailed as a PDF to ACG Western Michgian for assembly by same by Tuesday, February 21.
  4. All materials must be submitted in the English language.
  5. All team members must take part in the presentation.
  6. Teams must have team names; names may NOT reference the students' school/university in any way, formal or informal. Teams not adhering to this requirement will be excluded from competition and no refunds will be issued
  7. Teams must appoint a Team Captain for ease of communication. The Team Captain will receive communication regarding entry submission of competition materials.
  8. Team attire shall consist of business wear, and shall NOT showcase any particular college/university affiliation (e.g., necktie, scarf, lapel pin, etc.)
  9. Teams shall not appear in front of banners, podiums, or other signage that identifies the team's university or college. Likewise, name plates and virtual backgrounds on livestreamed presentations shall not identify the team's university or college.

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REGISTRATION FOR THE ACG CUP 2023 COMPETITION WILL OPEN AT 9:00 AM EST ON THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2022.
Important steps and details for registration follow. Please be sure to read them and fill out the registration form in its entirety. 

NOTE:  Registration for our Friday evening reception is complementary and will be available at the Reception portion of this web page when it is available. Registered teams will be notified about Reception registration when it has been enabled.


  A. How to register
1) Complete registration must include all team members' names and emails in the appropriate section(s) of the registration form.
2) Registration information must include a team name that does not reference the team's college/university affiliation.
3) Team registration fees are $125. ACG Staff will invoice the individual identified as responsible for the fee on the registration form. Invoices will not be emailed until after regisration closes on February 8, 2023.
4) A single individual (team member) can act as the main contact and register the entire team. A team captain must be identified when registering. 
5) *IMPORTANT* Once a team has been successfully registered, each team member will receive an email notification of registration success and instructions about uploading a resume, headshot, and LinkedIn profile. 
6) If your team information requires any editing after the registration has been finalized, please email ACG Staff at acgcup@acgwmich.org for help.

 B. ACG communication with teams
1) Upon ACG staff review and approval of registration, all team members will be notified via email. The email will contain instructions about how to upload headshots and resumes that will allow judges and company leads to find resumes in the Resume Gallery. 
2) Only Team Captains will receive communications regarding how to enter materials after the case has been released (see above).
3) ACG staff will communicate any important updates or changes to the Team Captain, and if necessary, to the Main Contact listed on that team's registration.
4) *IMPORTANT* Once a team has been successfully registered, each team member will receive an email notification of registration success and a link through which to upload a resume, headshot, and LinkedIn profile. 
5) If your team information requires any editing after the registration has been finalized, please email ACG Staff at acgcup@acgwmich.org for help.

Questions? Contact ACG Western Michigan at acgcup@acgwmich.org or call (616) 732-7149. 

Attention Teams: Be sure to whitelist the email address "acgcup@acgwmich.org" so you don't miss important communications about our competition!


 

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  • Fees: The cost to participate in the 2023 competition is $125 per team. ACG Staff will invoice the individual identified as responsible for the team entry fee on the registration form. Team fee invoices will be emailed after team registration closes on February 8, 2023. ACG Staff has the ability to bundle team registration fees and invoice your department or liaison directly.

  • Limited number of teams: Each institution is limited to sending five (5) teams total to the ACG Cup competition; each college/university is limited to registering two teams to compete remotely. Please note: the remote presentation preference will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and weighted toward teams outside of a 200-mile radius. ACG Western Michigan reserves the right to deny teams remote entry based on demand and competition limitations.)

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     There are no separate divisions for undergraduate and graduate students. All students are competing together for the top prize. 
     

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  • Prizes: The winning team will take home a cash prize of $8,000 and receive the chance to have a dinner or professional meeting with a competition sponsor. Likewise, the runner-up team this year will also receive the chance to have a dinner or professional meeting with a competition sponsor.
     
  • RegistrationTeams can be registered by professors/advisors or by a team member. Professors/instructors can be identified as the person financially responsible for the team's registration fee. Each team must be registered separately. 

  • Recent graduates: Teams may have no more than one member who has recently obtained their undergraduate degree from the same college/university. This means students who graduate in December 2022 may compete with classmates who are still enrolled at the time of the competition.

  • Each College/University is encouraged to assign a faculty member to work with the ACG Cup liaison and the appropriate student organizations within their institution. A student representative may also act a Cup competition contact and assist in disseminating information. 

    • E-mail ACG Staff at acgcup@acgwmich.org to share your contact information and to receive any information regarding ACG Cup liaisons to your institution.

    • Student Investment Clubs: Are your students part of a student investment club and want someone to come and speak about ACG Cup? Contact us at acgcup@acgwmich.org, and we'll be sure to put your club in contact with our liaisons.

  • Promote the competition to encourage student participation. ACG Staff will share promotional language for email and social media as it becomes available. Start early -- in the fall semester! -- and make your students aware of the upcoming ACG Cup competition.

  • Provide or facilitate training and mentoring for the student teams.

  • Distribute information on forming teams and working the case study.

  • Encourage teams to register for the Valuation Seminar. The 2023 Valuation Seminar will be held on Friday, February 10, 2023. 

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Cover Letter: Teams must submit a cover letter for "entry" into this year's competition. The Cover Letter aims to evaluate your team's written communicaton skills and introduce your team of investment bankers to the Board of Directors (Judges) in a succinct manner. Details of Cover Letter components will be available to the Team Captains of registered teams.

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We'll provide professors with Cup Updates -- newsletters that will let you know about how the competition is shaping up -- throughout the competition season as details are cemented and confirmed. Cup Updates will be emailed to professors and will be available here.
 

Cup Update No. 1: 9/23/2022 
Cup Update NO. 2: 10/17/2022
Cup Update No. 3: 11/18/2022


 

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ACG Western Michigan has developed a roster of liaisons to assist professors and students understand and promote the Cup competition. Our team of liaisons is headed by an energetic duo that is ready to help answer your questions, deliver important information for your teams, and guide you through the process. Learn more about our 2022 Cup liaison support HERE and ask how they can help you communicate the excitement and importance  of the ACG Cup competition, and meet some of our college/university liaisons below.

 
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Gunther Brinkman, Liaison Lead
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Blake Bachelor, Team Financial Group Drew Boatright, Strategies Wealth  Alex Drost, Connection Builders
Luke Ens, Aspen Surgical Emerson Fisher, Cascade Partners Ashley Gray, DTE Energy
Stephanie  Voogt, Mercantile Bank Eric Smith, Charter Capital Partners Nick Van Loo, Raymond James

 

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Our Finance Feud Trivia Night will return on Thursday, November 10, 2022 and registration is now open! Follow this link to learn more about the event and REGISTER your team now!

Finance Feud is a fundraising event to support ACG Cup. Held in the autumn preceding the Cup competition, Finance Feud presents a fun way for teams in business and related industries to try to one-up each other in a friendly trivia competition. This fun, high-energy trivia night pits teams from accounting and law firms as well as corporations and universities against one another. The winning team takes home the Victorious Hulk trophy and bragging rights for the next year.

 
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The Valuation Seminar offers an introduction to M&A from different perspectives including, a Private Equity Group that uses the Leverage Buy-Out (LBO) methodology to acquire companies, and the Strategic Buyer that could use all cash or stock to acquire companies. The seminar focuses on theoretical and technical approaches to valuation, as well as qualitative factors that influence the value of a company. Valuation Seminar proves instrumental in understanding the ins and outs of M&A from different perspectives, and it also provides participants the opportunity to network with other students and ACG members. 

The Valuation Seminar is free to attend for any competing student, professor/advisor, and ACG Western Michigan Chapter members. This winter's Valuation Seminar will be held virtually on Friday, February 10, 2023, from 1- 3:30 PM Eastern TimeThe Valuation Seminar presents an interactive program to help our competitors understand how to approach this year's case. In that vein, this year we will once again offer a hybrid model of on-demand video clips and live presentations to encourage participation and questions. Non-competitors who wish to attend our Valuation Seminar to enhance their understanding and/or practice may register for a fee. 

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Register now for our 2023 Valuation Seminar! [REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE] Individuals from Cup teams are encouraged to attend and must register; there is no charge for Cup competitors or professors.

 


Want to know more about why you should attend the Valuation Seminar? FInd out now! 
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Learn more about our Valuation Seminar Leads HERE.
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Todd McGuire, Valuation Seminar Lead
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Nathan Olberding, Valuation Seminar Lead
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Jessica Kuster, Valuation Seminar Support

 

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All registered teams and their professors/advisors are invited to join us for a pre-event networking reception in downtown Grand Rapids on Friday, February 24, 2023.
This reception will provide access to a wide array of business professionals in the West Michigan region and beyond who are eager to make connections with new talent.

Attendance will ensure you meet competition judges, advisors, career conversation representatives, ACG Western Michgian Board and Cup Committee members, and generally mix and mingle among ACG Cup competitors.


 

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Friday, February 24, 2023
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Appetizers, drinks, NETWORKING
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       H.O.M.E. at the BOB, 20 Monroe Avenue, NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503                

                                   

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Register now for our pre-event Networking Reception! [REGISTRATION NOT YET AVAILABLE] Individuals from Cup teams are encouraged to attend but must register at NO CHARGE



 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

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During Career Conversations, student competitors meet one-on-one with company leads and decision makers looking for new talent. This year we're presenting Career Conversations in a new, informal format that will allow for face-to-face networking between ACG Cup participants and members of our business community. Competitors will be able to meet and greet judges, advisors, and others at our Friday evening reception on February 24 and throughout the morning of our Competition on Saturday, February 25. (More details to come as this event is planned.) 
 

FOR COMPETITORS
Cup competitors have the opportunity to connect and network with representatives from Michigan companies, as well as competition judges, who represent many prestigious local and regional firms. ACG Western Michigan members are actively looking for graduate and undergraduate students with a finesse for finance who possess the skills and qualities that enable them to become experts in corporate finance, investment banking, financial advisory and private equity. Career Conversations connects participants with employers in the greater West Michigan region. Every year, student competitors are hired as a direct result of participating in this competition.

FOR PARTICIPATING BUSINESS COMMUNITY MEMBERS
Career Conversations presents an opportunity for both ACG members and sponsors to create awareness about the deal making community and to expose students to potential career openings in this field. Career Conversations represents a chance for participants to GET CONNECTED with high-profile local firms. 

 

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See the list of participating companies and firms that sent representatives to our ACG Cup 2022 event. Click on any logo to learn more about them.

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 Some companies and firms that have hired a Cup competitor in the recent past are included here. Click to view their websites for more information about what sort of opportunities could await you!
 

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Charter Capital Partners Connection Builders Crowe LLP DWH
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 Introducing ACG Cup Advisors
Feedback matters. Professional feedback about how a team can strengthen their presentation or points to address can teach our competitors so much. That's why this year, we're introducing a team of ACG Cup Advisors -- professionals from our business community who will be assigned to our competition judging rooms and offer follow-up guidance to our Round One winners. After receiving feedback from our judges on your team's presentation, each team advancing beyond Round One will receive fifteen minutes of time from an ACG Cup Advisor in a one-on-one session to help them use their feedback to strengthen their Final Round presentation. Meet our 2023 ACG Cup Advisors now.
 

       
       
       

 

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Megan Odegaard, Judges' Lead

 

Our judges' combined experience and expertise in M&A, valuation, and financial products allows them to help simulate a real-world experience for our competitors. Judges come from our business community and volunteer their time and talent to make our competition a success. Our Judges' Lead, Megan Odegaard, works with Cup Committee members to recruit and guide our judges through competition scoring and training. Megan is supported by committee members Caleb Pols and Krista Flynn, who help our judges navigate the Cup Competition. Learn more about the Judges' Support team HERE.

 

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Caleb Pols, Judges' Support
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Krista Flynn, Judges' Support

Our volunteer judges come from our business community and provide our competitors with real connections to their industries. They are professionals who dedicate their time to ensuring the ACG Cup competition is a well-rounded experience and we are so thankful for them. Please select the bios below to learn more about the professionals who volunteer their time and talents to judge our competition.

       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       

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Meet the Committee that makes our ACG Cup Competition possible! 
Select a Cup Committee member to learn more about his/her background. 

Chloe Benzer, Crowe
Liaison Lead
Gunther Brinkman, Snackwerks
Liaison Lead
Heather Edwards, PAR
ACG Cup Organizer
 
Matt Fegan, EHTC
Finance Feud Lead
Eric Fischer, BDO USA
Liaison Support
Krista Flynn, PNC Bank
Judges' Support
Ashley Gray, DTE Energy
Case Writing Support

Jake Helwick, Adamy Valuation
Chair

Jessica Kuster, Hello
West Michigan
Valuation Seminar Support
Todd McGuire, Plante Moran
Valuation Seminar Lead
Megan Odegaard, BDO USA
Co-Chair, Judges' Lead
Nathan Olberding, Adamy Valuation
Valuation Seminar Lead
Caleb Pols, 
Past-Chair; Judges' Support
Brandon Tomash, Miller Johnson
Case Writing Lead
Ryan Welch, Adamy Valuation
Case Writing Support

 

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Our generous sponsors make it possible to bring outstanding programs and events to you. Please click below or see our main Cup page HERE to learn more about them. 

Are you interested in becoming an ACG Cup sponsor?? Click on our Sponsorship button now for current opportunities, and reach out to admin@acgwmich.org for info on how your company can sponsor ACG Cup today.

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PLATINUM SPONSORS

   
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RUBY TALENT SPONSORS

   
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