Teams must apply online to participate in one of the five cities around the world. Hult Prize will accommodate as many teams as possible, since the aim of the Hult Prize is to develop as many innovative start-up solutions to the given social challenge. However, in the event of over-subscription, team selection will be based on a number of application criteria, including: statement of purpose, academic performance, work experience, skills and abilities, career motivation and non-profit work. Relevant start-up, business plan and case competition experience will also be considered. If your application is unsuccessful, your team's application will be moved into the on-line round which takes place following the conclusion of the regional finals.
There will be two rounds of competition with an incubator in between:
Regional Competitions – On March 11-12, 2016. Regional events will be held simultaneously in each of the following cities: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. A local panel of executive judges will select one winning team from each city.
Hult Prize Accelerator - Regional winners will move into an incubator for the months of July and August, 2015. The location of the incubator is in Boston, MA.
Global Final and Awards Ceremony – The five regional winners will be invited to attend the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York in September. Here, each team will present their start-up solutions in front of CGI Meeting delegates and President Bill Clinton and Muhammad Yunus. One team will be chosen as the Global Winner. Following the global final, the winning team will immediately launch their new social enterprise. A copy of the grant agreement can be obtained by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org