How will you change the world with US$1 million?
President Bill Clinton will announce the 7th Annual Hult Prize Challenge live in New York at the CGI on September 29 at the closing plenary. Last year, thousands of university students worldwide teamed up to create start-ups aimed at solving an issue faced by billions in need. More than 20,000 participants began the journey and one remains standing - IMPCT from National Chengchi University.
At the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, President Bill Clinton asks college and university teams to build sustainable and scalable social enterprises to address the 2016 Hult Prize Challenge.
You will be asked to form a team of 3-4 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. Alternatively, your university may be hosting a Hult Prize@ on-campus event, in which case you can fast track your team's participation through competing in your local university edition. You can view a preliminary 2016 timeline here, which outlines submission deadlines, finalist announcements and key event dates. To find out if your campus is hosting a local edition of the Hult Prize, visit Hult Prize at and see if your university is participating.
Regional Finals will be held on March 11-12, 2016. 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. When you apply, you should carefully consider which regional final you would like to attend. While we encourage you to pick a region within proximity to where you currently live, you are free to choose any of the five regions. A regional champion will be selected live at the conclusion of each regional final event and that team 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 the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in late September, 2016. 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 Muhammad 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 2015 edition here.