How will you change the world with US$1 million?
Moving forward with the sixth 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 20,000 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 five global locations, including: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. A sixth regional final will be held on-line following the completion of the five in-person regional final events. 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 early childhood education in urban slums and beyond.
Form a team of 3-5 students from your university and submit an application to participate at any of the five regional finals locations held in: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. You can view a preliminary 2015 timeline here, which outlines submission deadlines, finalist announcements and key event dates. Your campus may also be hosting a local edition of the Hult Prize, where each winning team has the opportunity to bypass the application round. Visit Hult Prize at to see if your university is participating this year.
Regional Finals will be held on March 13-14, 2015. Approximately 50-60 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, 2015. 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.
Learn more about the Hult Prize Finals and Awards program by watching the 2014 edition here.