Win Up to $500 in the Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation

October 18, 2021

Submission deadline extended to February 18, 2022

Are you ready to test your business and marketing skills against other Collegiate DECA members?

You can do just that and earn up to $500 in the upcoming Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation Competition featuring the Restaurant Collection of Case Simulations.

Brought to you by long-time DECA partner, Knowledge Matters, this individual challenge is free and open to college-level students who are active members of Collegiate DECA.

In this interactive, digital simulation, you’ll take on the role of a restaurant entrepreneur in charge of opening, setting up, marketing and operating a new restaurant. The goal is to make the restaurant as profitable as possible. The restaurant's success will depend largely on the participant's ability to focus on a particular target market and serve it well. As you build a successful restaurant, you'll be managing and working through many restaurant business issues, including target customers, location, kitchen layout, food purchasing, menu design and more.  Participants will be limited to opening one restaurant and they will not be able to relocate the restaurant.

Mark your calendars! Registration for the Collegiate DECA Virtual Case Simulation Competition event begins on Monday, October 25 and will remain available throughout the entire competition.

The competition begins at 10:00 a.m. ET on November 8, and ends at 5:00 p.m. ET on November 19. During the competition, you can run and submit the simulation multiple times, but only your highest score will be counted for the competition.

The top three ranked participants will win the following awards sponsored by Knowledge Matters:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100

Please contact Knowledge Matters at 877-965-3276 or


Knowledge Matters is the leading provider of cloud-based, educational simulations for business (food service, hospitality, retailing, sports management and manufacturing) and personal finance. The company’s Virtual Business line of simulations has been used in over one-third of all the high schools in the United States.

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