Deadline for application: September 1, 2020.
The Hult Prize is an annual and year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from college students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education.
Since its launch in 2010, The Hult Prize has launched several programs. The original competition is now the Hult Prize Flagship Competition, with other programs being the Hult Prize Regionals, Hult Prize on Campus, the Hult Prize Accelerator and the Hult Prize Summit. The flagship event continues to be the Annual Global Summit and Awards Gala hosted at the United Nations with its US$1,000,000 award for social entrepreneurship.
- 2010: Early childhood education
- 2011: Global water crisis
- 2012: Housing, education and energy
- 2013: The Global Food Crisis
- 2014: Solving Non-Communicable Disease in the Urban Slum
- 2015: Early Childhood Education
- 2016: Crowded urban spaces
- 2017: Refugees – Reawakening Human Potential
- 2018: Transform – Harnessing the Power of Energy
- 2019: Global Youth Unemployment
- 2020: Climate Change
- 2021: Food for good (transforming food into a vehicles for change)
Process for Hult Prize On Campus
WHAT IS HULT PRIZE ON CAMPUS?
Hult Prize On Campus gives you an opportunity to deliver social change by bringing Hult Prize programs at your university. As part of the On Campus Program, you will be able to train, educate and inspire students by building an impact community around On Campus events. The winning team from your program will have a guaranteed spot at one of 25+ Regional Summits happening across the globe.
WHAT DOES THE HULT PRIZE CHALLENGE FOCUS ON?
The target social impact area of focus / theme for the Hult Prize changes every year. The 2020/21 theme will be announced in the summer of 2020.
WHAT IS THE HULT PRIZE?
The Hult Prize Foundation is a global learning platform that enables the new generation to deliver social change through education and entrepreneurship. Focused on impact and youth empowerment, the organization runs six key programs, across six continents – all of which are designed to ignite social entrepreneurship amongst youth around the world. Programs leverage Hult’s long history in immersion and action-learning, having trained more than one million university students on the fundamentals of entrepreneurship, soft skills, human-centered design and the future of business over the past decade.
WHAT IS HULT PRIZE ONCAMPUS?
Hult Prize OnCampus is a global program for the Hult Prize, where local university competition winners automatically advance into one of the +25 regional final events.
WHO ORGANIZES HULT PRIZE ON CAMPUS EVENTS?
Students. The program allows student leaders on campus to organize their own, localized version of the Hult Prize, using a turn-key tool kit. Students interested in becoming their Campus Director should sign up to receive more information.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF HOSTING A HULT PRIZE ONCAMPUS EVENT?
Local events provide the university student body an opportunity to bypass the general application round and advance directly into the Hult Prize Regional Summits while better preparing students for the next round of competition. Last year, five out of the six global finalists came from the Hult Prize On Campus rounds. In 2017, 2018, and 2019, the overall champions were On Campus winners.
WHEN DO HULT PRIZE ON CAMPUS EVENTS NEED TO BE COMPLETED?
All Hult Prize On Campus events for the 2020-2021 cycle must be completed by December 19, 2020.
WHAT DOES A HULT PRIZE ON CAMPUS PROGRAM CONSIST OF?
An event consists of three main criteria:1. Teams pitch their start-up solution to the challenges outlined in the case document2. Judges watch and score each of the pitches and engage in Q&A3. Selection of a winner based on the criteria provided.
WHAT BENEFITS DOES A HULT PRIZE CAMPUS DIRECTOR RECEIVE?
All Campus Directors will qualify for over 25 incentives, amongst which include meeting Hult Prize Global Final judges and our Founder and CEO Ahmad Ashkar along with a trip to our Global Finals.