2017 Wildcard Round Now Closed!!!
Shortlist Announced!


We are excited to welcome you to the 2017 Hult Prize Wildcard Round. This additional round of competition for the Hult Prize serves as a an additional opportunity to win a coveted spot in the Hult Prize Accelerator and a chance to pitch for US$1,000,000 at the Global Finals in New York.  Wildcard round winners will join the regional champions from Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai for the award-winning Hult Prize Accelerator program. The challenge is open to all college and university students from around the world and we encourage everyone to participate, irrespective of previous Hult Prize participation or application status.


 Congrats to our wildcard winners! These three teams will attend the summer Hult Prize Accelerator program and one of them represent the wildcard slot in the finals on September 16th in New York!

 Good luck!

Harvard University Dignify
University of Rochester Meliora Homes
University of Southern California Ekta
  • 1

    Create a 3 minute video, telling us about your team and your game-changing idea! You can use your favorite online video service - public or private, just be sure you can copy and paste the link to your video (no passwords please!). Don't over think this part, this is a simply a way for us to get to meet you and your team virtually! Fancy videos will not help you advance!

  • 2

    Create a slide deck telling us about your idea, why it's relative and how it can specifically restore the rights and dignity of 10 million people.  Try to avoid non evidence based projections! We are looking for market validations that your concept has the ability to scale.  Prove the fundamentals and let your slides do the talking! You are also highly advised to create a written summary of your project and a business overview that you can submit in the supporting documents section of the application.  Use this area for things like any contracts, references, or other documentation that supports your entry.

  • 3

    Once you have prepared 1 and 2 above, complete the official entry form. You will have until April 23rd to complete everything. We are giving you around three weeks so that you have time to build a website, find customers and supporters, raise money and gain some traction. 

  • 4

    Shortlisted entries will be contacted by May 1st and a final winner will be announced by the first week of May.  It is our hope that each of the entries for this year's Hult Prize will continue to serve as role models for both the millennial generation and beyond. We wish you the best of luck! Please note - that we may advance multiple wildcard entries through to the accelerator, at which time a wildcard downselection will take place at the end of the accelerator program and only one of these teams would pitch in the global finals!

    Learn more about the Hult Prize Finals and Awards program by watching the 2015 edition here.

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