104 teams from 49 different Universities ready to leave their mark in the 2019 International Business Plan Competition organized by IUM!

The Mark Challenge 2019

From All Around the World

The International University of Monaco (IUM) is excited to announce the roster of teams for the initial stage of the 6th edition of The Mark Challenge.

This year, 104 participating teams made up of 263 students with 50 different nationalities, representing 49 Business Schools and Universities from 17 different countries, are involved.

Italy (7 teams), France (7 teams), Russia (6 teams) and UK (5 teams) have the most schools registered.

What’s The Mark Challenge?

The Mark Challenge is a business pitching competition in the fields of luxury, and in 2019 the competition is extended to all products and services that target the High Net Worth Individuals and the Ultra High Net Worth Individuals.

This year again there are 2 categories of teams competing: the Bachelor & Masters category and MBA/experienced professionals/Alumni category.

In addition to the best Business Plan Awards for the 2 categories, the Jury of the grand Final 2019 will deliver 2 specific awards:
– One for the best Business plan in Fashion
– One for the best Business plan in Yachting

The competition is organized by IUM with the support of a committee consisting of University Faculty, students and Alumni communities, as well as local and international professionals.


The winning team of the 6th edition for the Bachelor & Masters category will receive a prize of 500 euros, 3000 MDX cryptocurrency and marketing consultancy, the winner for the MBA & Alumni category will also receive a prize of 1,000 euros, 5,000 MDX cryptocurrency and a package of 10,000 euros for marketing, logo and branding consultancy as necessary support to develop and launch their business offered by our sponsors: Money Mail Me, Ingenium Media, and Modex. In addition both winners will receive a package of 5.500 euros branding mentoring offered by Networking for Leaders, Frisenberg J. & Associates Ltd and Neos Chronos. This year Relevance and 2meet2biz became sponsors of the Mark Challenge as well.

The Mark Challenge 2019

The registration is now closed.

The selected finalists will then compete in Monaco at the prestigious Monaco Yacht Club on May 15th, 2019.

For more information about the Mark Challenge Competition, feel free to visit our website

Universities and Business Schools Participating in The Mark Challenge 2019:

Africa University of South Africa
Bulgaria University of National and World Economy
Canada Wilfrid Laurier University
Finland Laurea University of Applied Sciences
France Burgundy School Business
Ecole Ilec
IFA Paris
IFP School, École de l’Institut Français du Pétrole (ENSPM)
KEDGE Business School – Bordeaux
Germany Munich Business School
University of applied sciences
India Indian Institute of Management
Italy Domus Academy
Luiss Business School
MIP – Politecnico di Milano
University of Bari
 University of Genova
 University of Rome – LA Sapienza
 University of Turin
Latvia  Riga Technical University
 Vilnius University
Monaco  International University of Monaco
Russia  Financial University under the Government of the Russian Federation
 Industrial University of Tyumen
 Minin University of Nizhny Novgorod
 MIPT Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology
 Nizhny Novgorod Agricultural University
 The Hihger Administrative School of the Government of Saint Petersburg
 Singapore  INSEAD
 Spain  IE Business School
 IE School of Science and Technology
 IE University
 Universidad de Malaga
 Sweden  Lund University School of Economics and Management
 Switzerland  Aviotrace Swiss
 Business School Lausanne
 Ecole hôtelière de Lausanne
 La Rochelle Business School- Excelia Group
 Università della Svizzera Italiana
 University of Lausanne
 UK  City University Of London
 London Business School
 Regent Business School
 Regent’s University London
 University College London
USA Lynn University
Hult International Business School