Harvard Student Agencies Investment Challenge

About Harvard Student Agencies

Founded in 1957, Harvard Student Agencies (HSA) is a non-profit with 12 businesses across various industries that provides educational and business opportunities to Harvard students. Now with more than 600 employees, HSA’s operations cover retail, publishing, research, advertising, engineering and more, while making a tangible impact on the Harvard community. 

Harvard Student Agencies Investment Challenge (HSAIC)

HSA strives to educate, empower, and inspire the next generation of business leaders inside the Harvard community and among young students around the world. To that end, HSA launched theHarvard Student Agencies Investment Challenge (HSAIC), with the aim to encourage students togain financial knowledge and cultivate understanding of the global capital market.


Any enrolled high school students from the ages of 14-19 are eligible to compete. Competitors must form teams of 2-6 students to enter the challenge.


Late October, 2020: Challenge Starts 

Early June, 2021: Registration Ends 

Early August, 2021: Challenge Ends

Late September, 2021: Results Announced

Judging Criteria

25% Assignments

25% Written Analysis

25% Video Presentation

25% Simulation Ranking

Third Classroom

Third Classroom, a platform dedicated to helping youth develop international competence, is the only global partner to the HSAIC (哈佛学生组织投资商赛). If you have any cooperation inquiries regarding HSAIC, please contact them directly at liyi.ye@thirdclassroom.com.