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        KPMG's Ideation Challenge (KIC) - Info session next Friday 1/21

        January 12, 2022 By Janie Robison

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        KPMG's Ideation Challenge (KIC) is an experience designed to stretch limits and challenge what students think is possible. Students will compete head-to-head to create a prototype of a new idea and then pitch it to business leaders. Along the way you'll work with KPMG data scientists, coders, business specialists and tech gurus, who will help bring your idea to life. If successful, they'll get the opportunity to compete in the live finals at KPMG Lakehouse and the winners will have the chance to attend KPMG's Global Advantage program this summer in Copenhagen.

        This year's challenge statement: Create an advanced and cost-effective solution that helps and economy, industry, community, or organization achieve carbon neutrality.

        Eligibility Requirements: 

        • Each team must have 4 to 6 members from the same school
        • Teams should have a mix of majors with at least one (1) accounting/CPA track student and one (1) technology major
        • Acceptable majors include Accounting, Business Administration, MIS, IT, CS, CIS, IS, and Computer Engineering
        • Teams must be multi-gendered
        • All students must be enrolled in a university program with a final graduation date (including plans to receive your 150 credit hours for accounting students) of May 2023 or later
        • All students must be currently authorized to work in the United States without the need for visa sponsorship now or in the future
        • Undergraduate and graduate students are eligible however, MBA, JD/LLM, and PhD students are not eligible
        • All team members must be fully vaccinated
        • All team members must have a GPA of a 3.01 or above

        KPMG Ideation Challenge Timeline
        January 21, 2022 National KIC-Off Session
        January 31, 2022 Team Registration & Video Pitch Deadline
        February 2022 Top #10 Semi Finals Team Announcement 
        March 3-4, 2022 Virtual Semi Finals - Top #10 
        April 7-8, 2022 National Live Finals - Top #5 
        May/June 2022 Virtual Global Celebration & Global Advantage

        KIC - Off Session 

        • Date: Friday, January 21st
        • Time: 11:00 - 11:45AM CST
        • Location: Virtual
        • Registration: 

        Click here to register

        Click here to learn more about KIC