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Solve It 2018: Education in digital age

Be a part of a team that helps educational non-profit organizations shape their future. Solve It is a case study competition that gives you an opportunity to learn, meet other like-minded peers, crack real-life problems, give your skills a boost and have real societal impact.


Solve It is a two-round case study competition providing students and young professionals with consulting experience by helping non-profit organizations solve their current strategic and operational challenges. If you’re keen on applying your skills where they matter and broadening your horizons, Solve It is for you! We welcome all applicants irrespective of their education or experience - whatever your background, it will allow you to bring in a different perspective on the study and give your skills a relevant boost.

How it works

Application deadline: November 4, 2018 (midnight)

First round: November 5-10, 2018 (online)

Final round: November 15-16, 2018 at McKinsey Prague office (Milevská 5, Praha 4, 140 00)

  • The competition is for Czech/Slovak students and young professionals (up to 5 years of professional experience). Participants need to be fluent in Czech/Slovak language. One team should contain 4-5 members (in each team there must be at least one male and one female member).

  • In the First round (starting November 5), registered teams will receive a challenge - key questions, that are on mind of non profit organizations leaders, together with supporting data for the challenge.

  • Teams will have 6 days to analyze the situation, develop a solution, design and submit their output online. The output in English can be submitted in any form (e.g., video, document, presentation) by November 10. The output must be presentable within a time limit of 15 minutes (no in-person presentations are possible).

  • Top 4-5 teams will be shortlisted out of all submissions and will be invited for the Final round that will take place in McKinsey & Company Prague office on November 15-16. In the Final round, teams will develop and present a solution for a brand new challenge presented by different non-profit organizations on the day. The non-profit leaders will be present in person to provide further background and guidance. A committee composed of McKinsey consultants and the non-profit leaders will assess the teams’ solutions.

  • The winning team will win return flight tickets to a destination of their choice (up to CZK 15 000 per person)

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