How will you change the world with US$1 million?
Moving forward with the 5th annual Hult Prize, thousands of university students worldwide will team up to create start-ups aimed at solving an issue faced by billions in need. More than 10,000 applicants will begin the journey, and only 300 start-ups from around the world will move on to pitch their start-up ideas at one of six global locations, including: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. Up for grabs is the coveted Hult Prize which comes with US$1,000,000 in start-up funding. While there is only one winner, each regional champion will get to spend the summer inside of the Hult Prize Accelerator —an innovative incubator for social enterprise and will receive a one year membership into the CGI.
At the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, President Bill Clinton asks college and university teams to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address non-communicable disease in urban slums.
Form a team of 4-5 students from your university and submit an application to participate at any of the six regional finals locations held in: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo. You can view a preliminary 2014 timeline here, which outlines submission deadlines, finalist announcements and key event dates.
Regional Finals will be held on March 7-8, 2014. Approximately 50 teams per region, will move on to present their innovative start-up ideas to an executive jury made up of regional CEOs, Non-Profit leaders and Social Entrepreneurs. A regional champion will be selected live at the conclusion of the event and will receive a one year membership into the Clinton Global Initiative and an opportunity to spend the summer at the Hult Prize Accelerator - an innovative incubator for social enterprise.
Following the conclusion of your time working in the Hult Prize Accelerator, you will attend CGI's annual meeting in September, 2014. Within the meeting agenda, President Bill Clinton will host the Hult Prize Global Finals where regional champions will pitch their start-ups in-front of a world-class audience, including Mohammad Yunus, who along with other notable global leaders will select and award the winning team the Hult Prize, along with USD1 million in start-up capital.