Learn about the Analytics Accelerator Challenge.

How the Analytics Accelerator challenge Works


The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative is looking to provide implementable solutions to companies
 who are ready to bring their most pressing marketing and analytics problems, and a committed point person, “to the table.”  WCAI wants to help push your company to the next level of critical decision-making, informed by your customer data and the Initiative’s deep knowledge of best practices in customer analytics methods.  Whether you have data to analyze or are in need of a road map to begin, WCAI wants to hear from you.

Prior Analytics Accelerator Challenges

2018 Analytics Accelerator Companies and Projects

2017 Analytics Accelerator Companies and Projects


Press from 2018 Analytics Accelerator Challenge

Company Application and Details




Student Application and Details




Important Dates

August 15th

Company Applications Open

September 10th

Company Applications Due

September 14th

Winning Companies Notified

November 1st & 2nd

Analytics Accelerator Summit


The Wharton Customer Analytics Initiative has provided thought leadership on the practice of data-driven business decisions to industry and academia since 2008. Through our broad network of top companies spanning a wide spectrum of sectors, WCAI has fostered opportunities for experiential learning and innovation in analytics for students and faculty. 

Questions? Email wcai-challenge@wharton.upenn.edu