The 2020 Sohn Idea Contest

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Judge Joel Greenblatt congratulates 2019 Idea Contest winner Tariq Barma

2020 Contest Judges

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    William A. Ackman

    Lead Judge
    Founder & CEO
    Pershing Square Capital Management

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    Eileen Aptman

    Judge
    CIO
    Belfer Management

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    David Einhorn

    Judge
    President
    Greenlight Capital

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    Dawn Fitzpatrick

    Judge
    CIO
    Soros Fund Management

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    Seth Klarman

    Judge
    CEO & Portfolio Manager
    The Baupost Group

The 2020 Sohn Idea Contest

NOW OPEN

The Sohn Idea Contest seeks to identify the most timely and actionable investment idea to be featured in a 10-minute presentation in front of 1,600 attendees at the prestigious Sohn Investment Conference in Partnership with CNBC on May 13, 2020. A distinguished panel of judges—led this year by William A. Ackman and celebrated investors including Eileen Aptman, David Einhorn, Dawn Fitzpatrick, and Seth Klarman—will select the winning investment idea based on the judges’ determination of the most compelling idea with a 12-month horizon.

Entry Fee

Investment Professional: $100.00

Non-Finance Professional, including Students: $50.00

 

Eligibility

Participants must be 18 years or older as of March 3, 2020.

An entrant may submit more than one investment idea. Each additional investment idea must be submitted on a separate entry and must be accompanied by the payment of a fee for each entry.

Employees (and their immediate families and members of the same household) of the Sponsor and its affiliates, agents and judges are not eligible to participate in this Contest.

Read full Eligibility Contest Rules here

Prizes

Grand Prize (1 of the finalists)
Present the Winning Idea at The Sohn Investment Conference in a ten minute time slot.

Finalists (4 winners)
2 tickets to attend The Sohn Investment Conference. (Retail Value: $2,500/ticket)

Semi-Finalists (8 winners)
1 ticket to attend The Sohn Investment Conference. (Retail Value: $2,500/ticket)

2019 Winners and Finalists

Winner

  • Tariq Barma
    LW

Finalists

  • Eric Gregg
    BMY
  • Irvin Schlussel
    FNMAT
  • Adin Segal
    GTX

Semifinalists

  • Mitesh Amarthaluru
    WTW
  • Edwin Dorsey
    CRCM
  • Paul Fagan
    WRK
  • Andrew Matthes
    KMX
  • Kyle Mowery
    DAR
  • Colin Pating
    BECN
  • Theodore Rosenthal
    ADS
  • Joanna Vu
    REV

2018 Winners and Finalists

Winner

  • Andrew Walker
    LQ

Finalists

Semifinalists

  • Artem Fokin
    TRIP
  • Eric Gregg
    SKM
  • Adam Holzman
    1918
  • Andrew Matthes
    SJM
  • Colin Pating
    CIEL3-BR
  • Alexander Stacy
    APO
  • Garrett Wong
    MCK

2017 Winners and Finalists

Winner

  • Dylan Adelman
    EBAY

Finalists

  • Jamie Krasnov
    LCI
  • Wills Manley
    NYRT
  • Stephen Saroki
    ENR

Semifinalists

  • Avram Drori
    jp: 9142
  • Joseph Flaum
    SIRI
  • Jack Hampson
    SRCL
  • Tam Phan
    BAM.US
  • Antonio Gurrea
    KMX
  • Luis Sanchez
    TWNK
  • Joanna Vu
    AMN
  • Nitin Prakash
    MEDP

2016 Winners and Finalists

Winner

Semifinalists

  • Akiva Stechler
  • Sana Danish
    UHAL
  • Arthur Baer
    CCO
  • Venkata Amarthaluru
    NN NA
  • Karan Parekh
    PTC
  • Arturo Osorio
    KLXI
  • Duncan Tennant
    PYPL
  • Mike Gorlon
    STMP