Greenwood History Made at Spring Business Case Competition

Tihmily Li, Communications Officer
Last week Thursday, April 11, 24 teams competed at Greenwood’s twice-a-year business case competition. This spring’s case competition was Greenwood’s biggest yet with 110 students from Grades 10 to 12 participating. Once the teams had gathered in Greenwood’s gym and checked in, Mr. Vachon introduced the case for the competition. The case for this term’s competition challenged the teams to propose solutions and ideas to help Spotify see increased growth and revenue. 

The groups had the morning to start preparing their proposals. Mr. Vachon and Ms. Au were available to answer questions that came up during the ideation process. Teams also received coaching and feedback from Greenwood staff, U of T students and a PWC executive before moving into the judging portion of the competition in the afternoon. 

In the first round, all groups presented their proposals to the guest judges. Four finalists were selected to move forward to the final presentations where a winning business proposal would be selected. After careful consideration from our guest judges, Theo Cappe ‘26, Carter Goldblatt ‘26, Delaney Herber-Boles ‘26, Karsten Knodell ‘26 and Bodie Shultz ‘26 were declared the winners.  

Their win marks the first time in Greenwood history that a Grade 10 team won a business case competition and also marks just the second time ever that a Grade 10 team was selected to be a finalist. The judges were impressed with the team’s business analysis and the data they presented to support the team’s proposed solutions.

An honourable mention for Kylie Armstrong ‘25, Quinn Batori ‘24, Aubrey Campbell ‘24, Ava Myers ‘25 and Nikita Wood ‘25. The judges liked the team’s professional presentation, extra effort and confident speaking skills.

Our other finalist teams were:
  • James Fisher Holy ‘25, Ace Kalles ‘25, Charlie Raymond ‘25, Charlie Waghmare ‘25 and Nate Warrilow ‘25
  • Dillon Browning Rodriguez ‘25, Ainsley Parker ‘25, Claudia Schmid ‘25 and Loukas Yantsulis ‘25
A special thanks to our guest judges which included Greenwood staff, Greenwood alum and Greenwood parents/guardians. 
  • Stella Au
  • Mary Gauthier
  • Tiara Hillis
  • Bryan Kane
  • Robin Kovitz
  • David Lehberg
  • Adam Saperia
  • Jason Wallenburg ‘15
  • John Warrilow
An additional thank you to our Facilities and Food Services staff for setting up the gym for the morning session and providing refreshments.
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