franz. 2015

In franz.’s premier year in 2014/2015, students were asked to develop a groundbreaking idea how to take an Olympic sport to new heights. They were free to choose any Olympic summer or winter sport, and decide what measure seemed most appropriate to achieve business impact for the respective sport.

75% of the applicants were students at leading institutions in Europe (e.g., INSEAD, Stockholm School of Economics, ESADE Business School and Oxford), 13% studied in Asia (e.g., Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Rajasthan Technical University) and the remaining 12% were enrolled at universities in North America, South America and Africa. Overall, a total of 28 different sports were re-invented by students, 75% of them being summer sports.

Three teams moved on to next.

Eight teams with stundents from 12 different countries qualified for the franz. finals in april 2015. The best three of them got a chance to present their concepts and next. All of them convinced the jury in such an extent, that no single winner could be declared. Thus all three teams got the chance, to present their ideas at CAMP BECKENBAUER Global Summit. You can watch their presentations here:

Team Eliminators:

Team OG2020:

Team ESADE5:



Kerstin Carolin Forword

Project Manager CSM

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