Our Beginning: 2005

In 2005, Hilltop Consultants hosted Georgetown University’s first business case competition in order to expose students to top-tier competitors from other universities and to establish the University as a leader in business strategy and management education.

The first competition predominately targeted Georgetown and other regional universities, including the University of Pennsylvania, American
University, and George Washington University. The International United Way was the first competition client, in light of the non-profit’s difficulties in coordinating efforts in the aftermath of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.


United Way representatives served as judges for the competition, which was sponsored by the McDonough School of Business, the Student Activities Commission, Bain & Company, and Navigant Consulting.