Capstone – Project Charter

Quick start guide to mulit-state sales tax for e-commerce companies

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Engagement Synopsis

The project will focus on developing a quick start guide for e-commerce companies looking to expand sales into other states. The project will also touch on the sales tax requirements in other jurisdictions which the business are expanding into.

Company Information

CompanyModas Systems, Inc
StageHigh-Growth Startup
Hiring PotentialFormal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

MODAS Systems provides Billing, Tax & Compliance As a Service for IoT/M2M Solution Providers and managed billing for organizations of any size. Navigating the complex world of telecom taxation and regulatory compliance is not easy but MODAS has a solution that will work for you. We offer an incubator environment for new and existing IoT/M2M manufacturers that want to sell connectivity with their solution but do not want to deal with the headache of multi-jurisdictional telecom taxation and regulatory compliance. MODAS also delivers a cloud based managed billing service for organizations with a need to collect costs incurred by their employees for data overages or other expenses. This solution is also a perfect fit for School Districts who want to extend public sector pricing to employees. MODAS will create a managed billing solution that delivers employee benefit that also delivers funding to create value for your organization. We provide a complete managed service that includes risk management. Launched in 2016, we have a combined 50 years of telecom and M2M/IoT experience and we have seen the issues our clients face first hand. MODAS has a product solution for you.

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Course Info & Engagement Details

SchoolThe International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
Engagement FormatLive Case - Class Collaboration or Case Competition - This learning format allows educators to deliver experiential learning to students at scale. Students are often split into groups to work on a live case (or a series of cases) from a real host company that directly relates to key learning objectives.
ProgramSpring Case Competition
CourseIACBE Spring Case Competition
Students Enrolled40-60
Meeting Day & Time5 Week Competition, 1-Day of Final Presentations On-Site
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration5 weeks (1583125200 - 1585800000)
Departments InvolvedLegal, Regulatory, Compliance
Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis
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Collaboration Timeline

  • February 26, 2020

    MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENT PARTICIPANTS @ 9 AM ET: Students will officially be provided access to competition project charter so they can learn more about the company and competition prior to the kickoff.
  • March 1, 2020


  • March 2, 2020

    OFFICIAL COMPETITION KICKOFF WEBINAR @ 12:00 PM ET:  ​We’re hosting a webinar to explain the competition. This will include a quick presentation about the host company (history, business model, industry overview) and an overview of the Live Case.

  • March 16, 2020

    COMPANY OFFICE HOURS: Coinsource will be hosting virtual office hours for each of the student teams during the week of March 16th. The groups will identify a time to speak with the company’s leadership via Calendly. Each group will have one 30-minute session to ask questions and receive feedback. Link to schedule time:
  • March 23, 2020


  • March 27, 2020

    STUDENTS SUBMIT WRITTEN MEMO: All teams must submit their 3-5 page (+ appendix) written memo in PDF format to [email protected] by 5:00 PM ET on March 27th, 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted.
  • March 27, 2020

    TEAMS FINALIZE INSIGHTS: Based on team research and the conversation with the host company, the teams will work on finalizing team insights so that they're prepared to present results at the competition in Dallas.
  • March 31, 2020

    STUDENTS SUBMIT FINAL PRESENTATION: All teams must submit their final presentation to [email protected] by 12:00 PM ET on March 31st, 2020.  Late submissions will not be accepted.

  • April 1, 2020

    FINAL PRESENTATIONS IN DALLAS: Student teams will be presenting their insights directly to Coinsource's leadership team in addition to other local business leaders and academicians.

  • April 2, 2020

    RESULTS ARE ANNOUNCED: Host company will announce winner at the keynote at the conference.

    DEBRIEF & WINNING TEAM EXHIBITION: We'll be debriefing and learning more from the winning team.

    DALLAS EXCURSION: After the competition, we'll hop on a bus to explore Dallas, Texas!

  • April 10, 2020


Key Milestones & Project Process