Every year, the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference hosts the First Pitch Case Competition for top graduate students from around the globe who are attending the conference. The competition allows evaluation and analysis of a major sports organization’s most challenging issues while providing a networking and educational platform for graduate students with sports career aspirations. In teams of three, students are tasked with analyzing and suggesting solutions for a challenging sports business issue. Previous years cases have been developed in conjunction with Ticketmaster, Zebra Technologies, MLB Advanced Media, the NFL, and AECOM.
Tentative 2018 Timeline (subject to change)
|Sign-up Deadline*||January 10th 2018|
|Distribution of Case Materials||January 20th 2018|
|Deadline for Opening Round Submissions||January 30th 2018|
|Finalist Teams Notified||February 15th 2018|
|Final Round Live Presentations||February 24th 2018|
|Winners Announced||February 24th 2018|
*Please note in order to sign up a team for the First Pitch Case Competition, all three team members must have tickets to attend the 2018 Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
Teams must consist of three (3) current students from the same graduate program. All team members must be registered and have paid for the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference at the time of registering for First Pitch. There will be no additional fee to participate in First Pitch.