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The ninth YOUniversity Deal Challenge was held on February 1, 2018. 77 teams registered for the event and teams from Auburn University, University of Illinois and Brigham Young University were selected as finalists. This year’s winning team was from Brigham Young University (BYU) – congratulations on a great job! View the 2018 problem as well as the team's winning solution. In addition, see the finals as they happened by reviewing videos of the finalists' presentations!

The Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge is a gratifying but rare opportunity, and through the years we have been honored to include teams from top universities around the world. We are currently making arrangements for the 10th Annual YOUniversity Deal Challenge, which will begin accepting applications in August, 2018. For more information about next year’s challenge, please contact

Learn more about the 2018 winner.

Members of the University of Illinois team, Carl Robst, Jake Fernandez and Alex Gamsjaeger presenting during the 2018 YOUniversity Deal Challenge.

2018 winning team - Ben Iverson (Advisor), Jessica Landro, Tyler Hardy and Kyle Nordhagen from Brigham Young University.

2018 University of Illinois team - Carl Robst, Jake Fernandez and Alex Gamsjaeger.

2018 Auburn University team - Jimmy Brewster, Ben Yost and Ty Lamar.

Jessica Landro, Tyler Hardy and Kyle Nordhagen of Brigham Young University presenting at the 2018 event.

2018 Duff & Phelps YOUniversity Deal Challenge judges - Joe Hahn (University of Texas), Martin Essenburg (University of Pittsburgh) and Mark Mondello (Duff & Phelps).

2018 winning team from Brigham Young University with Noah Gottdiener (CEO, Duff & Phelps).


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