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Take part in the Accenture Innovation Challenge and do well by doing good.


Do well by doing good

The 2015 Accenture Innovation Challenge is the challenge with a difference. Participants put their community spirit and creative ideas to the test to make a positive impact while gaining consulting experience

  • Work in consulting-style teams and benefit from mentoring by Accenture staff

  • Develop an innovative idea to solve a real-life challenge faced by our non-profit partner, Back On My Feet

  • Compete for the opportunity to pitch your idea to our non-profit partner and Accenture senior leadership

  • Make a real impact: the winning team will join Accenture for an Innovation Experience to develop the plan to potentially put their idea into practice

Interested in participating in the 2015 Accenture Innovation Challenge? Sign up now to start the registration process.

See the About the Challenge, Rules and Registration, and Non-profit Partners tabs for more information about the challenge structure, timelines, Official Terms and Conditions, how to register, eligibility and prizes!

About the Challenge

The challenge with a difference

The Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge is a multi-round event that combines hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society. Work with a team to collaboratively develop a solution for a case based on a real-world challenge faced by national non-profits.

About the Process
The Accenture Innovation Challenge will be judged in three rounds, with the first round being a one-day competition on campus.

See the 2015 Accenture Innovation Challenge Schedule for details.

Challenge Awards
Exciting consulting opportunities with Accenture will be awarded to the winning teams in each round.

  • Campus Semi-Finalists:Top two MBA teams on each campus

    • Prize: Final round interview for summer internship

  • National Finalists:Top three MBA teams nationally

    • Prize: Trip to Philadelphia, PA to present to Accenture and non-profit leadership; Dinner and networking with Accenture and non-profit leadership
  • National Winners:Top MBA team nationally

    • Prize: Summer internship offer; Innovation Experience with Accenture to plan for the possible implementation of their idea

More information is available in the Official Terms and Conditions

A look at Past Challenges

Challenge photos, credentials and more

2014 Challenge Winners
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2014 Accenture Innovation Challenge:

Graduate Team Finalists

  • Winner! Johnson Graduate School of Management: Jessie Sloan, Hajir Sailor, Evan Footer, Andrew Maia

  • Darden School of Business: Trenton Murphey, Dana Clifford, Quentin Vasdeboncoeur, Ellen Miller

  • Goizueta Business School: Christopher Sanson, Heidi Laki, Thomas Clark, Matthew Craycraft

Undergraduate Team Finalists

  • Winner! Georgetown University: Addie Fleron, Aarsh Sachdeva, Parth Shah

  • Duke University : Suhani Jalota, Qiuyu Lin, Daniel Ketyer

  • University of California, Berkeley: Lim Yi Jean, Pranay Singal, Kristie Chang, Kevin Yin

Thank you to all the teams that competed throughout the 2014 challenge and thank you to our non-profit partners World Vision and Ashoka.

A look at the competition
Check out our photo albums on Facebook for a glimpse at some of the teams and activities from the 2014 and 2013 Accenture Innovation Challenge.

Watch our playlist on YouTube for insights and advice from student participants, and Accenture and non-profit partner judges who attended the final round of the 2014 Innovation Challenge.

Turning issue into outcome
For past Innovation Challenges, Accenture partnered with national non-profits to provide student participants with real-life challenges to solve. In conjunction with members of the winning student teams Accenture worked with the non-profit partners to implement solutions proposed during the annual Innovation Challenge.

  • KaBOOM! (2012) - An innovative digital strategy was put in place to help position the organization to inspire more volunteers to create great playspaces for America's kids. Learn more.

  • America's Promise Alliance (2012) - The organization's digital presence was enhanced to position the national youth partnership to inspire website visitors to act in support of America's children and youth.

  • Usher's New Look (2013) - A digital strategy was developed to help the organization effectively engage with alumni and volunteers. Learn more.

  • Goodwill® (2013) - An innovative digital strategy was developed to effectively improve the financial wellness of low-income families in the U.S. Learn more.

Non-profit Partners

Partners for possibilities

Accenture is proud to partner with national non-profit organization, Back On My Feet for the 2015 Accenture Innovation Challenge, MBA competition. As part of the challenge, participating students will develop - and compete for a chance to possibly help implement a solution that address a real-world challenge faced by this organizations

Back On My Feet combats homelessness by empowering its Members to "earn the opportunity to create a new road for themselves." Members who run regularly at least three times a week promote values like dedication and hard work. They also gain access to the organization's resources, including interview training, employment opportunities, and financial assistance. Founded in 2007 as the brainchild of lifelong runner Anne Mahlum, Back On My Feet has expanded to 11 chapters nationwide that have serviced more than 5000 members.
Accenture U.S. Cross-Campus Innovation Challenge