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Pittsburgh Innovation Case Competition (PICC)

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Project ended on September 27, at 11:59 PM EDT
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Pittsburgh Innovation Case Competition (PICC)

Who We Are:

We at the Carnegie Mellon Graduate Consulting Club (CMGCC) aim at propelling interests of non-MBA graduate students to join the management consulting industry by informing, connecting, and helping them to engage with alumni and professionals in the management consulting and technology consulting practices. Our mission is to create a platform to provide resources to the graduate students to successfully transfer to the consulting industry and excel there. We offer opportunities to engage and interact with like-minded students and professionals; we also offer case preparation, case competitions, and supplementary materials to our members. Monthly, we host business discussion nights where we explore various industries that consulting firms are involved in, as well as the major issues/trends that have been faced within these areas. We also offer opportunities for 1 on 1 interaction with consulting firms who specifically recruit from our membership.

About the Pittsburgh Innovation Case competition (PICC):

The Pittsburgh Innovation Case Competition (PICC) 2019 is a national level consulting case competition organized by the APDs (Advanced Degree Candidates i.e., M.S. and Ph.D. students) from the Carnegie Mellon Graduate Consulting Club and University of Pittsburgh. PICC aims at engaging APD students from all over the United States to solve a real-world problem using their business acumen and analytical skills. Not only does the competition tests students' problem-solving ability in a stipulated time frame, but it also creates a unique platform for 1 on 1 interaction with management consulting professionals through our 'Networking Reception'.

Goal of PICC:

Through PICC, we aim to create an environment for experiential learning and connect students with experienced professionals from the management consulting industry. 

  1.  The case competition will serve as a great medium to connect like-minded students with varied backgrounds from colleges all over the U.S.
  2. It exposes APD students to solve real-world case problems by giving the opportunity to leverage their past experiences and acquired skills.
  3. Collaboration between two leading institutions of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University and  the University of Pittsburgh through an entrepreneurial challenge like this will bolster our efforts to connect the local community to global leaders in the management consulting space.

How can you help:

Our mission through this crowdfunding opportunity is to raise $5600 prior to our competition. We are seeking support from corporate consulting firms and also the CMU community to cover the minimum expenses. With your generous contribution, we will be able to support 20 diverse teams of graduate students and eminent judges from various management consulting firms and entrepreneurial systems in our event.

Your donations will help us in the following ways:

We understand that not everyone can make a donation, but you can still help us by sharing our Crowdfunding link on your social media platforms. You can also check out the PICC website for more information! Please reach out to us at with any questions or concerns.

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of Thanking You


Thank-You Email

The team will send a thank-you email to donors that give $5.

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Estimated Delivery: October 2019


Thank-You Postcard

The team will send a thank-you postcard to donors that give $25.

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Estimated Delivery: November 2019


Thank-You Letter

The team will hand write a personalized thank-you letter to donors that give $100.

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Project Pictures and Note

The team will send 1-3 pictures of the team or event with a personalized thank-you to donors that give $250.

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