These shifting financial and health dynamics have prompted us to consider many areas of opportunity.

Enable people to make optimal financial and health care choices in an environment with increasing options and complexity?

Reimagine existing services, such that they promote a more holistic approach to financial and physical wellness?

Help people maximize the value of their existing health and financial benefits?




Enable employers to support the “health and wealth”-care of their employees?

Help people balance competing health and wealth priorities?

Meet the emerging health and financial needs of an evolving, multi- dimensional workforce?


  • Slide decks should be emailed to in PowerPoint or PDF format by March 1st at 11:59pm Mountain Standard Time. No edits or changes will be permitted after this time. Appendices are permitted but must be included with this submission.
  • To ensure the impartiality of our judges, teams are instructed not to identify their school, school colors, or school mascot in any way in their presentation decks or during their presentation. Violation of this rule will lead to disqualification.
  • Each team will present in the first round of the challenge on Saturday morning, March 4th. Presentations should last no more than 12 minutes, which will be followed by 8 minutes of judges Q&A.
  • The winning team from each room in the first round will get a chance to present in the final round on Saturday afternoon, March 4th. Presentation and Q&A length will remain the same and no edits will be permitted to the presentation decks.



With a focus on user outcomes, relentless reinvention, and diverse empowered teams, students should continuously observe, reflect, and create in order to develop an innovative solution that answers the question and can effectively be pitched to a panel of judges.

Students should look to combine creative and analytical approaches by collaborating across disciplines in order to innovate at the highest level. By drawing on methods from engineering, design, arts, social sciences, and business, students will be able to develop a solution that tackles the complex problem while remaining true to the core principle of design thinking, empathy.

Students should refer to the judging criteria to ensure they achieve the highest score possible.