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Corporiddlerz 2019: The road to the finals

Every year, BUP Business and Communication Club organizes one of its flagship events “Corporiddlerz”. This unique one of a kind competition enables participants all across the country to demonstrate their practical knowledge and innovation along with instilling the spirit of teamwork in them. This year, the highly anticipated business strategy competition is powered by NRBC Bank.

This nation-wide inter-university business strategy competition is the ultimate test of the participants’ capacity to incorporate real-life ideas and strategies into the business decision making process. Corporiddlerz offers undergraduate students from various universities nationwide to experience a glimpse into the corporate world. 

2019: The journey so far

Undergraduate students from universities all over the country were able to partake in the competition in teams of four. More than 300 teams from around the country registered this year and took part in the first round which consisted of solving an online case within a certain time frame. The case provided was about making a business plan for a new startup company in Bangladesh.

Only 48 teams out of all the teams qualified for the second round. The second round involved ‘product launching’ where forty-eight teams were divided into groups of eight forming six groups in total. The teams had to present a launching plan for a product in front of a panel of judges.  The judges included executives working in some of the biggest corporate names in Bangladesh such as BAT Bangladesh, Unilever Bangladesh, Banglalink, Marico and Coca- Cola Bangladesh. 

From the 48 teams, only a mere 18 made it to the third round. The third round was held over the course of two days. On the first day, the original teams of four were split and participants were placed in random groups and given a case to solve on the spot, followed by presentations. As for the second phase, all the original teams were put back together to work on their own project plans. The project plans were pitched to an esteemed panel of judges which included executives and employees from Grameenphone, Unilever Bangladesh, bKash, BRAC, BAT Bangladesh, ADCOMM LtdACI Limited, Telenor Group, and Japan Tobacco International.

Road to the finals

After intense scrutiny and strong competition, the best six teams have been chosen for the final round. The six teams include Blank Balance, Corporate Commandos, InSane, Leftover Pizza, Mudblood and Team Miscellany. Click the link below to meet the participants who make up the 6 final qualifying teams! 

The final round will be held on 17 November 2019 and everyone is waiting with bated breath to find out who will be taking home the grand prize of one lakh taka and the championship of BUP BCC Presents Corporiddlerz 2019 Powered by NRBC Bank.

Written by Fariha Nuzhat

Corporiddlerz is back with exciting new challenges and business riddles

Over the years, BUP BCC’s flagship event, Corporiddlerz, has become a celebrated Inter-University business strategy competition among passionate business undergraduates.

This year, Corporiddlerz has returned with far greater challenges and rewards, with a newer face.

What is Corporiddlerz?

As the name suggests, Corporiddlerz is a series of business riddles.

What begins with an online case study later elevates to the point where participants strategize on (re)launching existing or new products and have to go for full-fledged project planning. As the rounds proceed, the riddles become more challenging and far more interesting.

The competition stands to tests the participants to the very limit of their knowledge and capacity to turn analytics into rational business decisions. And their struggle and enthusiasm will hardly go unrewarded.

This year, Corporiddlerz shall award 50K BDT for 2nd Runner-Up, 75K BDT for Runner-Up, and 100K BDT for the mighty champions!

Partners for this year

Corporiddlerz 2019 is powered by NRBC Bank with Independent Television as the media partner, Radio Foorti 88.0 FM as the radio partner, The Financial Express as the print media partner, HiFi Public as youth engagement partner, Moodron as the stationary partner, Wire as the digital media partner, and Narayanganj Dockyard as a strategic partner.

Here’s how to participate

Be a part of the biggest strategy based competition of the nation and gear up for the world of business, and register your team before October 15, 2019. Undergraduate students from the same university (can be from different disciplines) can form teams of four to participate.

Registration portal opens on October 8, 2019.

Keep a keen eye out on the event page: http://bit.ly/Corpo19

To know more about Corporiddlerz, visit: https://www.facebook.com/corporiddlerz.bupbcc

Find out more about BUP BCC at https://www.facebook.com/bupbcc