Analytics Accelerator Challenge

The Analytics Accelerator Challenge is coming back for another year!


Student Applications are Open.

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.


How the Analytics Accelerator challenge Works


Highlights from the 2018 Analytics Accelerator Challenge


Important Dates

June 17

Company Applications Open

July 31

Company Applications Due

August 9

Winning Companies Announced

August 26

Student Application Opens

September 27

Project Scoping Call with WCAI and Student Teams

October 1 - November 1

Weekly Meetings with Companies and Student Teams

November 8

Student Presentations with Company Representatives

Prior Analytics Accelerator Challenges

2018 Analytics Accelerator Companies and Projects

2017 Analytics Accelerator Companies and Projects


Press from 2018 Analytics Accelerator Challenge



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. 

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