Course Title

CapSource Fall 2021 X-Culture Project

Collaboration Overview

X-Culture is a large-scale international experiential learning project that involves over 3,500 MBA and business students from 100 universities from 40 countries on six continents every semester. The students are placed in global virtual teams of about seven, each student coming from a different country. Working with people from around the globe and dealing with cultural differences, time-zone dispersion, and global communication challenges, the teams complete a consulting project for a multi-national company. X-Culture is experimenting with various crowd-sourced problem solving and hopes to develop a process that would allow crowds of amateurs outperform experts. Our ultimate goal to do to the business consulting industry what Wikipedia did to the Encyclopedia Britannica.

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Engagement Format: Live 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.

Timeline & Next Steps

  • August 9, 2021

    Collaboration request published. Industry Partners may express interest in participating.

  • August 9, 2021

    Educators will begin interviewing interested Industry Partners to discuss project ideas.

  • August 9, 2021

    Final date for Industry Partners to express interest in participating.

  • August 9, 2021

    Educators and Industry Partners finalize project charters, legal documents, and background materials.

  • October 1, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT LAUNCH: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to kickoff the project.

  • December 10, 2021

    OFFICIAL PROJECT END: We’ll find a time on this day to web conference you into our class to close the project.

Project Inspiration

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Corporate Social Responsibility

Strategy Development
Requirements Planning
Evaluation and Recommendations


Branding Strategy/Redesign
Social Media Optimization
User/Customer Acquisition Strategy Development & Testing

Research & Development

Competition Due Diligence
Industry Size Assessment
Partnership & Channel Mapping

Sales & Business Development

New Business Opportunity Assessment
Market Testing
Customer Discovery/Interviewing

Academic Mentors

There are currently no supervisors assigned.

Academic Program Details

CourseCapSource Fall 2021 X-Culture Project
Graduate / Undergraduate
  • All Undergraduate
  • All Graduate
Students Enrolled3000
Student Time Commitment4-7 Hours
Class Meeting Day & Time*TBD

*Note: Company, faculty, and students will finalize meeting and communication schedule after collaboration is finalized

Collaboration Requirements

Requested Industries
Requested Company Size
  • High-Growth Startup
Duration10 Weeks (10/01/2021 - 12/10/2021)
  • Fully Remote (located anywhere)
Company Time Commitment1 Hour per week of mentoring, answering key questions, and providing access to helpful resources
Project Count1


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