FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is a case competition?


A business case competition is a competition that helps gain and strengthen the skills essential for youth as they enter the world of business. At Prosper, we aim to develop these important skills, such as critical thinking and public speaking, that are needed to guarantee success in your future careers. Our mission is to engage youth in the business world through workshops, panels of industry professionals, and case competitions. Whether you are interested in accounting, marketing, finance, or business in general, our conference has an array of activities for everyone. We recognize that each individual is unique and have different interests. That is why we incorporate the whole package and you can get a taste of all that business can offer at Prosper.




What do I bring to the conference?


For the competitive portion of the conference, attendees only require a laptop. Other materials such as stationary, paper, and water bottles are optional, and refreshments and meals can be bought during the conference breaks. Additionally, as Prosper 2022 will be a hotel conference, delegates should also bring any overnight belongings. Western business attire will be required for daytime activities, but delegates can bring casual attire for the social.




What if I don’t have a team of 4-5?


Any incomplete teams or individual delegates will be paired together by the Prosper team before the conference, so having a complete team is not a requirement for participation.




How should I prepare for the conference?


We will release pre-conference materials that will allow beginners to familiarize themselves with the case competition and pitch formats while experienced competitors can refresh their knowledge. This includes a guide to case competitions, a guide to creating a startup, and other useful materials. Otherwise, no extra preparation is necessary.




What is Prosper Vancouver?


Prosper Vancouver is the largest case conference in Canada, and one of the first multi day case competitions in the world. Since the conference began in 2017, Prosper has always provided an environment of growth and stimulation for those of varying business backgrounds. To find out more about Prosper’s missions and values, please visit here.




Where and when will Prosper take place?


A pioneer in the world of case competitions, Prosper 2022 will be the first of its kind to be held at a hotel. It will be a three day conference from April 15th to April 17th at the Hyatt Regency hotel in downtown Vancouver.




How much does it cost to attend the conference?


The cost of the conference can be found on the registration overview page here.




How do I join the executive team?


Hiring has closed for the 2022 iteration of Prosper, but our team is always looking to expand. To join the executive team for Prosper 2023, be sure to check our website and social media accounts for more news.




Are there awards available?


There will be a number of awards available for attendees. The awards will be split between the startup portion of the conference and the case study portion. It is entirely possible for attendees to receive multiple awards throughout the conference.




What are the business streams?


The business stream is a new addition to the Prosper Vancouver format. Instead of the one day case study conference, we have decided to add a startup portion to the conference format. These streams will be the discipline of business in which attendees create a startup from. To find out more about startup streams, please visit here.




How can I get involved with Prosper Vancouver?


There are many ways to get involved with the conference. For more information about becoming a volunteer, judge, sponsor, or executive team member, contact us through email or Instagram.




What is a case competition?


A business case competition is a competition that helps gain and strengthen the skills essential for youth as they enter the world of business. At Prosper, we aim to develop these important skills, such as critical thinking and public speaking, that are needed to guarantee success in your future careers. Our mission is to engage youth in the business world through workshops, panels of industry professionals, and case competitions. Whether you are interested in accounting, marketing, finance, or business in general, our conference has an array of activities for everyone. We recognize that each individual is unique and have different interests. That is why we incorporate the whole package and you can get a taste of all that business can offer at Prosper.




What makes Prosper 2022 different?


With a revolutionary multi-day conference format that includes case competition, start up pitch, professional workshops, networking opportunities and more, Prosper 2022 truly redefines what high school business conferences can offer.