How will you change the world with US$1 million?
President Bill Clinton announces the 8th Annual Hult Prize Challenge live in New York at the CGI on September 20, 2016. Refugees - Reawakening Human Potential and Restoring the Dignity of 10M People by 2022.
President Bill Clinton asks college and university teams to build sustainable and scalable, for-good, for profit enterprises to address the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge on Refugees.
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 2017 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 03-04, 2017. 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 move onto spend the summer at the world-class Hult Prize Accelerator - an innovative incubator for the start-ups of the future.
Following the conclusion of your time working in the Hult Prize Accelerator, you will attend the Hult Impact Forum where the Hult Prize Global Finals will be hosted in September, 2017 in Washington, D.C. Within the meeting agenda, 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 2016 edition here.