OSC MBA Challenge 2017

Thank you to all participants of the Operation Santa Claus 2017 MBA Challenge! To find out more about Challenge 2017, please visit FringeBacker.
MBA Challenge 2017 awards:
Top Fundraiser Award eam Ginger HEART from University of Manchester
Alliance Manchester Business School
Fringebacker Outstanding Online Fundraiser Award Team Ginger HEART from University of Manchester
Alliance Manchester Business School
Best Santa in Community Contribution Champion Team Massive Bunch of Elves from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
1st runner up Team Ginger HEART
2nd runner up Team HKUnited from The University of Hong Kong
What is it?
The Operation Santa Claus (OSC) 2017 Inter-school MBA Charity Challenge encourages Hong Kong's future business leaders to utilise their skills and give back to society through creative fund-raising activities. OSC invites MBA students and alumni to form teams and apply all their innovation, ingenuity and marketing know-how to raise funds for charity with seed money from our sponsor. This exercise allows teams to do good, promote awareness and put their learnings into practical use.
The Challenge
Each team will be awarded HK$ 3,000 – HK$ 10,000 in seed money from sponsor to raise as much money as possible for OSC in 50 days.
50 days (mid of November to end of December 2017)
All MBA students / alumni are eligible to apply.
Each team should comprise of 3-6 members, with at least 2 members are current MBA students or alumni.
Awards & Prizes
Winning teams of each division will be presented with prizes given by sponsors.
Top Fundraiser Award Awarded to the team which has raised the highest amount of donation
Best Santa in Community Contribution (Top 3 Teams) Awarded to the team which achieves the highest scores in:
Most funds raised (30%)
Most hours volunteered (30%)
Best business plan (30%)
Best presentation (10%)
Fringebacker Outstanding Online Fundraiser Award Awarded to the team which has raised the highest amount on Fridgebacker’s platform
Team Certificate For each member of a team who has completed the Challenge
The OSC MBA Charity Challenge does not have any entry fee. However, we strongly encourage each team to raise a minimum of HK$20,000 for OSC. All fund raised will go directly to OSC 2017 beneficiaries.
Mr Mark Michelson,
Asia CEO Forum at IMA Asia
Mr Peter Lewis,
Presenter of "Money Talk"
Mr Gary Liu
South China Morning Post
Ms Maryann Hwee
Executive Director
13 Oct 2017, 7-9pm
LinkedIn HK office
Briefing meeting and idea pitch
  • Training workshop by LinkedIn – “Leveraging Social Media for Fundraising”
  • Teams to pitch their fundraising ideas
  • Judges to give feedback
18 Oct 2017 Submission of business plans
  1. Video – teams are required to submit a 60-second short video of their business idea to raise fund.
  2. Written plan - PowerPoint note (maximum 10 slides)
30 Oct 2017 Judges to review and comment on business plans
6 Nov – 31 Dec 2017 Fundraising
(Format and location at your own choice. Teams can recruit volunteers to assist.)
3 Jan 2018 OSC to collect donations from teams (donation boxes, cheques, bank-in slips)
11 Jan 2018, 7-9pm
LinkedIn HK office
Final presentation meeting

Previous Challenges:
Find out more about the fundraising projects in previous Challenges.