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Competition dates: January 11-15, 2017
Recruiting begins: April
Location: Burlington, VT, USA
Coach: Danielle Walsh

Sprott’s 2017 Family Enterprise Case Competition team is:

  • Martina Witt
  • James Dalton
  • Liam Gravely

The University of Vermont Global Family Enterprise Case Competition (FECC) is all about entrepreneurship. A recent addition to the case competition circuit, the event boasts an impressive roster of entries from leading business schools around the world. During four tough rounds of competition, teams grapple with issues related to small business, with a special emphasis on the challenges facing family-owned enterprises. Presentations are judged by a distinguished panel of experts comprised of top academics and some of the world’s leading family-business entrepreneurs.


FECC is open to all 3rd and 4th year BCom and BIB students, with strong preference given to individuals who have taken BUSI 4901 (Managing the Family Enterprise).  NOTE: As with all case competitions, participants must either be enrolled in BUSI 3800 (Fall term) or have previously completed the course.

Recruiting & Training Schedule:

Team selection will take place in April. Training sessions with faculty and industry mentors will take place throughout the summer and fall.

To find out more, visit the FECC website, or watch this 2012 video or 2013 video, featuring interviews with competition organizers (courtesy: CBS-TV Burlington).  

Watch this 2015 video featuring a brief glimpse of our 2015 team!

Past Accomplishments:

Sprott’s team of Brianna Paterson-Sonnenburg, Alice Seah, and Trevor Smith won third place in the 2016 competition.

Sprott’s team of Richard Coffin, Lena ElChamaa, and Laura O’Reilly won first place in the 2015 competition.