Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC)
About the Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC)
The annual Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) prepares participants to understand the critical issues that are unique to family enterprise by applying the knowledge and expertise they have developed in the classroom towards solving complex family business cases. During four tough rounds of competition, teams present their case to a distinguished panel of judges who will determine which group best understood, analyzed and presented the case.
Held in Burlington, Vermont, participants will have the opportunity to discover one of the America's Best Downtowns and a Top 10 City for Outdoor Recreation. Situated within an easy drive of Montreal, Boston, and New York City, Burlington offers many convenient opportunities for arriving, exploring and departing. FECC will also feature many events other than the competition itself, allowing students and coaches the chance to interact with industry professionals and sponsoring organizations during select program meals, social events and local trips.
In its first two years, the FECC received wide-spread acclaim and praise as one of the "most professional events" ever attended and "the organization has been excellent and the collegial learning and networking opportunity extraordinary." For a downloadable copy of the 2014 FECC brochure, click on the image to the right.
The 2015 Family Enterprise Case Competition
The 2015 Family Enterprise Case Competition is poised to begin on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. With an expected 24 teams competing from across the globe, this truly is the World Cup of Family Enterprise. For 2015, we have spots available for 16 undergraduate teams and 8 MBA level teams competing for two separate Family Enterprise Cups. Teams returning from 2014 will have their spots held until March 31, 2014.
Registration is now open for the 2015 FECC: https://2015fecc.eventbrite.com/
Acclaim for the Family Enterprise Case Competition
"It was an incredible experience and I very much enjoyed meeting everyone as well. I fell in love with the area and the people so much so that it convinced me to include Burlington in my job search."
Gloriann Lopez, ESADE team member
"Thanks for an amazing competition UVM! Well organized and ran so smoothly, it was an unforgettable experience and a great time!"
Mallory McKewen, Wilfrid Laurier team member
"It was a great experience in Vermont, and the organization was just superb. Easily one of the most professional events I've been to among the 200+ events I have attended in the academic arena."
Mattias Nordqvist, Coach, Jönköping International Business School, Sweden
"Thanks for everything you and your team do to make this such a great event! For the second year in row this competition has been a great success. It is extremely well organized and runs like a clock. The quality of teams in the competition is excellent. My students enjoyed socializing with students from around the world. We all learned a lot and had a lot of fun doing so. Our goal was to learn and have fun and we achieved these goals and more. I hope to see you next year."
Joseph Horak, Grand Valley State University, USA
"Personally, I was blown away by the competition, from the team of volunteers, to the competitors and of course the organizing committee. The level of dedication needed to pull an event of this magnitude off is enormous and you have done an excellent job. We are so very grateful that we can contribute to the success of this inaugural competition."
Thomas Clark, Business Families Foundation, Canada, event sponsor
"Thank you so very much for an unforgettable experience! Every single day brought a new adventure and we are looking forward to supporting the FECC in the future."
Ramia Marielle El Agamy, Editor-In-Chief, Tharawat Magazine
Quick Links for FECC
- FECC Competition Format
- FECC Guidelines
- Practice cases, resources and judging criteria
- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
- What to do in Burlington, Vermont?
- Click here to view 2014 FECC Results
- Click here to view the 2014 FECC Selected Cases
- 2014 FECC schedule
- 2014 FECC media coverage
- 2013 FECC Conference Page
- 2013 FECC Fast Facts
- 2013 Feedback from Participants
- 2013 FECC Media coverage
Last modified March 05 2014 09:15 AM