What is it?

Buxton, a leading customer analytics provider, and the Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative are partnering to offer the Buxton Challenge. In this competition, student teams will compete against each other by building econometric models for a mock client using real data and real variables. Teams are evaluated on creativity, real-world application of the model, model accuracy, presentation, and statistical and theoretical soundness of the model.

Get the details for this year’s challenge.

 

View or download the slide presentation here.

Representatives from Buxton have created a narrated PowerPoint that will provide more context and details about this year’s challenge. Download the PowerPoint and play the slideshow. (Note that the audio starts about 5 seconds into the presentation.)

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Details & Registration

  • Proposals due by Sunday, 1/21/18 @ 11pm ET
  • Submission should include a single PDF file containing a 1 page proposal and all team member resumes
  • Ideal teams will have 2-5 members with varying skill sets, combining quantitative and qualitative abilities
  • A maximum of 10 teams will be selected to participate in the Challenge. We will select teams based on your proposal AND team composition
  • Teams will be selected and notified by Thursday, 1/25/18. At that time, an NDA must be signed by each team member. Once the NDA is signed by all team members, data will be released to your team.
  • Project Summary DUE by Wednesday, 2/21/18.
  • AT LEAST 1 MEMBER OF YOUR TEAM MUST BE AVAILABLE TO PRESENT LIVE TO THE JUDGING PANEL ON FRIDAY, 2/23/18. If no one can be present, your team will not be selected to compete.
  • $1,000 prize awarded to the winning team.

If you have any questions, please contact Rocco Spinelli at roccos@wharton.upenn.edu or 215-746-4161

Spring 2018 Buxton Challenge

Buxton Challenge Sign Up Form
  • Please use your @upenn.edu email
  • Please list your school, program, and graduation date (for example, W18 or WG18).
  • Please use your @upenn.edu email
  • Please list your school, program, and graduation date (for example, W18 or WG18).
  • Please list your school, program, and graduation date (for example, W18 or WG18).
  • Please use your @upenn.edu email
  • Please list your school, program, and graduation date (for example, W18 or WG18).
  • Please use your @upenn.edu email
  • Please list your school, program, and graduation date (for example, W18 or WG18).
  • Accepted file types: pdf.
    Please merge proposals and team resumes into one .pdf file here.
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