November 16 - December 12, 2022: Virtual Case Competition
February 1, 2023: Top 4 Finalists Compete Live

Join undergraduate and graduate students from the top business schools in the nation. Apply your analytic skills and energy expertise to a current business challenge at the third annual NAPE/TCU Energy Innovation Case Competition.

Total of $40,000 in cash prizes for the top four teams.


Important Dates

November 11, 2022   Early Registration deadline (team registrations accepted through Dec. 9)
November 16, 2022   Registered Teams Receive Case (cases accepted through Dec. 12)
Nov. 16 - Dec. 12, 2022   Virtual Case Competition
December 16, 2022   Notify teams
February 1-2, 2023    Top four teams will be invited to present LIVE at the NAPE Summit in Houston, Texas



$20,000 First Place
$10,000 Second Place
$6,000 Third Place
$4,000 Fourth Place

2023 Business Case

Current challenges around the energy value chain.


Each university may select up to two teams of current undergraduate and/or graduate students to showcase their talent and energy knowledge. Teams may be all undergraduate, graduate or a combination of both.


Distinguished thought leaders from industry and academia.

Past Participating Schools

Carnegie Mellon University
Midwestern State University
Rice University
Southern Methodist University
Texas A&M University
The Ohio State University
The University of Tulsa
Tulane University
University of Colorado, Denver
University of Denver
University of Houston
University of North Carolina
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
University of Oklahoma
University of San Francisco
University of Texas - Austin
University of Texas at Dallas
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Western University

Past Winners

Third place team from SMU display their trophy and award check alongside Jason Maloy and TCU President Daniel Pullin

TCU Neeley Partners with NAPE for Fourth Annual Energy Innovation Case Competition

The top four teams were invited to present live at the NAPE Summit in Houston. A team of TCU Neeley students won fourth place in the highly competitive contest and received a $4,000 prize.

February 13, 2023

All finalists in the NAPE competition with checks

TCU Energy MBA Students Win First Place in Energy Innovation Case Competition

MBA students Jake Davis, Joe Geiger, Skylar Sandoval and Jessica Zarate showcased their energy expertise at the 2022 NAPE/TCU Energy Innovation Case Competition, winning first place and $20,000.

February 23, 2022