November 12 - 13, 2022 • Chapel Hill, NC

2022 AI Management Lab Datathon

Presented by Rethinc. AI Management Lab & Advance Auto Parts

1st Place: $4,000 | 2nd Place: $2,000 | 3rd Place: $1,000 | 4th & 5th Place: $500

Rapid advances in computational power, the increasing availability of Big Data and growing sophistication of machine learning algorithms enable firms to use Artificial Intelligence to tackle wide-ranging management problems. Advance Auto Parts, a founding partner of the Rethinc. AI Management Lab, has partnered with UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School to host the 2022 MBA Datathon. Join us for a weekend of hacking, learn about applying Machine Learning algorithms in management problems, and meet fellow busi-tech enthusiasts!

What is a Datathon?

This is a 24 hour long event where a dataset will be presented on the start of the event. It will be accessible to both beginners and experienced participants. We release a series of resources to help you get started with the algorithms and dataset. By the end of the event, your team will produce sales forecast and an explanation behind the model(s) you used. The top 5 teams will have the chance to present to the Advance Auto Parts leadership team. For team member requirements and other datathon rules, please visit here.


Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise

The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise is a nonpartisan business policy think tank affiliated with the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School. Founded in 1985, the nonprofit institute facilitates collaboration between the private, public and nonprofit sectors to build a greater understanding of how entrepreneurship, economic development and global commerce can work for the public good. It leverages best-in-class research to develop market-based solutions to today’s most complex economic challenges; in doing so, the Kenan Institute aims to better the lives of people in North Carolina, across the country and around the world.