Hult Prize 2018 Challenge

Harnessing the power of energy

to transform the lives of 10 million people

How will you change the world with US $1 Million

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Since 2009, the Hult Prize has been
a benchmark program for social entrepreneurs.

10,000,000

Slum-Dwellers Targeted

2018 Hult Prize stretch target for individuals impacted by winning idea.

10,000,000

Total Hours

Estimated for 2017. Total applications multiplied by average hours spent per team per challenge via poll of past participants.

5,000

Startup Ideas

Sum of all regional finalists teams through 2017 competition.

“One of the top 5 ideas changing the world”

– President Bill Clinton for Time Magazine, October 2012

50,000

Annual Applications

Total number of applications in all rounds of 2017 Hult Prize.

1,500

Entrepreneurs

Participating in the regional finals in 2017.

1,000+

Schools Represented

In total since the inaugural year (2009).

Competition Process

LEARN

Download the President’s challenge guide and learn about this year’s competition.

RECRUIT

Assemble a team of 3-4 members and start ideating a solution.

APPLY

There are multiple opportunities to compete. Teams can participate in more than one event.

Frequenly Asked Questions

There is more than one way to apply for the Hult Prize

HOW TO ENTER THE COMPETITION

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General Application

Compete on the global stage at one of 15 regional final rounds across the world for the chance to join the summer Hult Prize Accelerator at the castle.

Wildcard Only
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Hult Prize on Campus

Winning teams from each of the nearly 1000 Hult Prize Campus events bypass the general application round to compete in one of 15 regional finals.

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Hult Prize National

Winning teams will bypass the regional finals and be directly admitted into the Hult Castle Accelerator.

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Hult Prize Online Competition

Compete in a wild card round after the regional finals for one more opportunity to join the Hult Castle Accelerator.

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TIMELINE & KEY EVENTS

Sep 16

Challenge Announced

2018 Hult Prize challenge on energy is announced

Oct 2

Applications Open

Applications open and 2018 President’s challenge on energy released

Dec 23

Application Deadline

Final application deadline 11:59pm EST

Jan 9

Regional Teams Selected

15 Regional Finalist Announced

Mar 4

Regionals Begin

Regional semi-final rounds begin

Apr 1

Wildcard Round Opens

Wildcard round opens for chance to accepted in accelerator

May 7

Wildcard Finalist

Wild card winner accounced

Sep 16

Challenge Announced

2018 Hult Prize challenge on energy is announced

Oct 2

Applications Open

Applications open and 2018 President’s challenge on energy released

Dec 23

Application Deadline

Final application deadline 11:59pm EST

Jan 9

Regional Teams Selected

15 Regional Finalist Announced

Mar 4

Regionals Begin

Regional semi-final rounds begin

Apr 1

Wildcard Round Opens

Wildcard round opens for chance to accepted in accelerator

May 7

Wildcard Finalist

Wild card winner accounced

Hult Prize Accelerator

Hult Castle – London

50 TEAMS – 8 WEEKS


50 teams go through a rigorous curriculum that will transform their ideas into startups for a chance to win $1 million.

6 TEAMS WILL ADVANCE TO PITCH FOR $1 MILLION IN SEED CAPITAL

Hult Prize Final

United Nations – New York

SEPTEMBER 2018


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