What is the Mansmith Innovation Challenge?
On April 26 and 27, 2022, Mansmith and Fielders will be holding its 2nd Mansmith Innovation Summit and Awards to recognize Filipino innovators who have made an impact beyond their own industries. As part of the ultimate advocacy of these awards, the Mansmith Innovation Challenge is held in the same month as the summit and awarding ceremonies in order to help nurture and inspire future innovators with the potential to make an impact.
Entrants to the Innovation Challenge will be given time to select between several company-specific business cases and propose an innovative solution to one or all of them.
Prize - Up to Php 250,000!
Each of the Mansmith Innovation Summit and Awards’ partners will be contributing to the prize pool of the competition, which is subject to withholding tax.
First, entries will be screened by a committee of Mansmith professional consultants.
Next, the top cases will be submitted to the companies providing these case studies, who will be acting as a judge panel screening all final entries.
There will be one (1) winner per company-case study. The winner will be awarded Php 50,000 subject to withholding tax.
Teams can win in one or all case studies, so as much as Php 250,000 can be bagged by a team, subject to withholding tax.
In the case of a tie from the judging panel for one case, the winners will split the cash prize.
How to Join?
Both students and working professionals are eligible to join the competition, whether individually or in groups of at most four (4) members. Mansmith employees and individuals employed under its sister companies are ineligible for the competition, as well as those with connections up to the third degree.
Teams and individuals must confirm their participation by April 1, 2022 by submitting a full list of their team name, members’ names, contact details, and current employment information.
Teams must select the cases they would like to work on from the choices presented when confirming their participation.
Teams must complete their solution using the attached format within the specified time period.
Only those specified in the team line-up are allowed to work on the case study, however they may do additional research and collect data during the time period.
Teams are required to submit a short progress report or sample of the case solution to the competition organizers by the first 24-hour mark.
All materials must be sent and received by the appointed Team Leader, specified in the member list.
Once entries are submitted, they can no longer be amended.
Ownership of these submitted ideas shall transfer to the participating companies.
The organizer has the right to amend timetable and mechanics according to fairness at any time, and will inform participants if this happens.
All information provided to the participants must remain in confidentiality, and only known to members of the team working on the competition entry.
Deadline of Team Registration and Confirmation
After submission of requirements, the teams will need to confirm their participation and the cases they would like to join in.
Release of Cases
The team's chosen case/s will be emailed to them.
A briefing from 3PM to 6PM will be held to discuss Innovation and the competition
Deadline of Submission
Teams must submit their entries before May 27, 2022 11:30PM.
The one page executive summaries will be collated and judged. Teams that make it past this round will be presenting to the panel of judges.
Final Case Presentation
The Semi-Finalists will be presenting their cases to a panel of judges.
Release of Results
Official Results and Certificates are released.