The Hult Prize 2020 Challenge is here

Building Startups That Have

A Positive Impact On Our Planet

With Every Dollar Earned

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

2020 Hult Prize stretch target for individuals impacted by winning idea.

50,000,000

Total Hours

Estimated for 2020. Total applications multiplied by average hours spent per team per challenge via poll of past participants.

250,000

Startup Business Ideas Generated

Throughout leveraging our breakthrough methodology

“One of the top 5 ideas changing the world”

– President Bill Clinton for Time Magazine, October 2012

100,000

Annual Applications

Total number of applications in all rounds of 2020 Hult Prize.

1,500

Entrepreneurs

Participating in the regional finals in 2019.

1,500+

Schools Represented

In total since the inaugural year (2009).

Program Process

LEARN

Download the 2020 Hult Prize Challenge guide and learn about this year’s platform.

RECRUIT

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

APPLY

There are multiple opportunities to participate. 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 PROGRAM

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General Application

Participate on the global stage at one of our Regional Summits across the world for the chance to join the summer Hult Prize Accelerator in Boston. Didn’t make it? Apply for second chance at 2020 Impact Break, register down below.

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Hult Prize On Campus

Winning teams from each of the more than 1,500 Hult Prize On Campus events bypass the general application round to participate in one of our Regional Summits.

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Hult Prize Regionals

Winning teams will bypass the Regional Summit and be directly admitted into the Hult Prize Accelerator.

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Hult Prize Impact Break

Participate in a Wildcard Round after the Regional Summit for one more opportunity to join the Hult Prize Accelerator.

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TIMELINE & KEY EVENTS

Sep 15

Challenge Announced

2020 Hult Prize Challenge on Empowering the Earth: Bold Businesses for a Better Planet

Oct 4

Applications Open

Applications open and 2020 Hult Prize Challenge on Empowering the Earth

Dec 17

Application Deadline

Final application deadline 11:59pm EST

Jan 14

Regional Teams Selected

REGIONAL FINALIST Announced

Mar 2

Regionals Begin

Regional semi-final rounds begin

Fall

Impact Break - Cancun, Mexico / Jordan, Dead Sea

A 4 day festival which brings young people around the world a second chance to win a spot in the US${readmore}

Sep 15

Challenge Announced

2020 Hult Prize Challenge on Empowering the Earth: Bold Businesses for a Better Planet

Oct 4

Applications Open

Applications open and 2020 Hult Prize Challenge on Empowering the Earth

Dec 17

Application Deadline

Final application deadline 11:59pm EST

Jan 14

Regional Teams Selected

REGIONAL FINALIST Announced

Mar 2

Regionals Begin

Regional semi-final rounds begin

Fall

Impact Break - Cancun, Mexico / Jordan, Dead Sea

A 4 day festival which brings young people around the world a second chance to win a spot in the US${readmore}

Hult Prize

Global Accelerator

+40 TEAMS – 5 WEEKS


+40 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

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Global Finals


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