Live Case – Project

Reimagining student housing with co-living

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Project Synopsis

WeLive. Ollie. Common.

Co-living is on the rise in major cities — and for good reason. Co-living provides an elevated community housing experience, often tied with superior amenities and facilities.

Co-living is often compared to dormitory/student housing, which many first-year undergraduates experience while living on their college campuses. But what are one’s options after that first year? Typically, undergrad students move off-campus to independent housing/apartments, missing out on the many benefits of dormitory/co-living.

Next Gen would like to reinvent the housing experience for students, providing an elevated physical, digital, and emotional alternative that enhances the collegiate experience.

Key areas/problems to consider:
-What current models are working well from a brand perspective? Which from a business perspective?
-What are the top aspects of current co-living opportunities?
-What do students actually want from a housing facility?
-What does the business model of a co-living company look like?
-What do the economics behind launching a co-living facility look like?
-In what cities/near what campuses would a model like this be most likely to succeed? Why?

Project Topics

Data Management

Growth Strategy



Product Design & Development

Reporting, Financial Planning & Analysis

Research & Development

Sales & Business Development

Company Information

CompanyNext Gen HQ
HQNew York
StageEstablished Startup
Hiring PotentialFollow-on Projects, Formal Internship, Entry Level Full-Time, Upper Level Full-Time

Company Overview

Next Gen HQ is on a mission to help the Next Generation “win” at work and life. We have created a Leadership Development Platform called Momentum that includes the Community, Education, Resources, and Mentorship these young leaders need to achieve the success they desire. Membership is available to students and young professionals. Growing up, Dylan and Justin, our CEOs, felt a desire to live life on their own terms. Looking for direction, they started asking questions and seeking out peers equally excited about chasing their dreams. In 2014, they started Next Gen HQ to help those just like you and us - young people looking to design the lives they want to live. Nearly a decade later, we serve a community of over 600K students, young professionals, and founders. ‍ The journey wasn’t always pretty, but nothing worth doing comes easily. Pursuing your purpose is flat out hard. Though we - like you - believe the journey to be worth it.

Experiential Learning Program Details

SchoolThe International Accreditation Council for Business Education (IACBE)
Engagement FormatLive Case - Think "Hackathon" or Case Competition with a whole class of students! 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.
Students EnrolledN/A
Meeting Day & TimeN/A
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours Per Week
Company Time Commitment2 Hours
Duration1.71 Weeks

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Industry Mentors

Company Admin

Dylan Gambardella

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Academic Mentors


Phyllis Okrepkie

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Chakshu Mittal

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