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The 2013 Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge is the challenge with a difference. Participants put their community spirit and creative ideas to the test to make a positive impact while gaining consulting experience.

2013 Challenge Winners
Please join us in congratulating the winners of the 2013 Accenture Innovation Challenge: 

Graduate Team Finalists 
Winner! University of Michigan    Nirmal Deshpande, Luke Rondel, Erik Williams, Jessica Knapp
Cornell University  Chris Selle, Sierra Stewart, Christine Rossi, Justin Charlton 
New York University  Annie McWilliams, Andrew Chi, Irma Alvarez, Wemimo Abbey  

Undergraduate Team Finalists
Winner! University of Pennsylvania   Maria Jose Corella Carranza, Kimberly Yao, George Song, Chetna Johri  
University of Michigan  Alim Leung, Margo Lee, Daniel Tarockoff 
University of Virginia  Arthur Wu, Jesse Peterson, Meklit  Adnan, Shivon Sood 

Thank you to all the teams that have competed throughout the challenge and thank you to our non-profit partners Goodwill® and Usher's New Look Foundation

About the Challenge

The challenge with a difference

The Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge is a multi-round event that combines hands-on consulting experience with the opportunity to make a positive impact on society. Work with a team to collaboratively develop a solution for a case based on a real-world challenge faced by national non-profits Goodwill® and Usher's New Look Foundation.

About the Process

The Accenture Innovation Challenge will be judged in three rounds. See the table below for details.

Challenge Awards
Exciting management consulting opportunities with Accenture will be awarded to the winning teams in each round.

A look at the Challenge

Challenge photos, credentials and more

A look at the competition
Check out our photo album on Facebook for a glimpse at some of the teams and activities for this year's Accenture Innovation Challenge.

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Turning issue into outcome
For the 2012 Innovation Challenge, Accenture partnered with KaBOOM! and America's Promise Alliance, two national non-profits, to provide the student participants with real-life challenges to solve.

In conjunction with members of the winning student teams Accenture worked with the non-profit partners to implement solutions proposed during the inaugral Innovation Challenge.

•    For KaBOOM! an innovative digital strategy was put in place to help position the organization to inspire more volunteers to create great playspaces for America's kids. Learn more
•  America's Promise Alliance's digital presence was enhanced to position the national youth partnership to inspire website visitors to act in support of America's children and youth. Learn more.

Learn more about the 2013 Accenture Innovation Challenge
Jessica Knapp, a member of the University of Michigan graduate team shares her experiences throughout the Challenge and the implementation process for her team's winning solution for Goodwill®. Read her blog post: Reflections on the Accenture Innovation Challenge

Non-profit Partners

Partners for possibilities

Accenture is proud to partner with national non-profit organizations, Goodwill® and Usher's New Look Foundation for the 2013 Accenture U.S. Innovation Challenge. As part of the challenge, participating students will develop - and compete for a chance to possibly help implement - solutions that address real-world challenges faced by these organizations.


Goodwill® works to enhance the dignity and quality of life of individuals and families by strengthening communities, eliminating barriers to opportunity, and helping people in need reach their full potential through learning and the power of work. The organization helps people earn a living, improve their lives, and strengthen their families and communities.

Seeing a gap in positive role models and the inability of many youth to see beyond their current circumstances, Usher's New Look Foundation was created to give kids a "new look" on life. To ensure their success as leaders throughout the world, the Foundation certifies young people in four leadership pillars -- talent, education, careers and service.   
U.S. Cross-Campus Innovation Competition - Accenture 
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