Want to bring the
Global Movement to
Empowered to solve
the most critical social problems
Empowered to solve
the most critical social problems
Representing more than 45%
Hult Prize On Campus gives you an opportunity to host a local Hult Prize event at your university, allowing the winning team to bypass the traditional application process and fast track their idea through one of fifteen regional final rounds of competition. The program allows more students to compete around the world, leading to more ideas and ultimately more start-ups, each poised for radical impact.
- Be part of an international
community of changemakers
- Become a social entrepreneurship
leader in your country
- Launch disruptive start-ups
- Introduce social change
- Career mentoring
- Internship opportunities
- Job Opportunities with Hult Prize
- UN Week exclusive tickets
- Flight and invitation to our
Castle at the United Kingdom
- Win a trip to New York
- Meet Muhammad Yunus
- VIP outing at our Castle
- Tickets to VIP Events
Top Campus Director 2018
Best in Class
ORNOB S M
SUPERIOR DE CHIMBORAZO
ESCUELA BANCARIA Y
CIUDAD DE MÉXICO
OF HAITI (UEH)
UNIVERSIDAD DE LAS FUERZAS ARMADAS
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
american international university bangladesh (aiub)
university of tunis el manar
JORDAN UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY
africa nazarene university
pulchowk campus, tribhuvan university
CHITTAGONG UNIVERSITY OF ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY
ahmadu bello university zaria
military institute of science AND TECHNOLOGY
BANARAS HINDU UNIVERSITY, VARANASI
Campus Director Hult Prize at UPenn 2016/17 (USA)
Being a Campus Director was the most fulfilling experience. In the process, it allowed me to realize my passion for the social impact sector, but more importantly, the importance of empowerment and doing something greater than yourself. Through small scale efforts, you realize you can make a world of a difference
Hamdi Ben Elmi
Best in Class Campus Director 2016/17, Tunis Business School (Tunisia)
Hult Prize is an unbelievable platform for students to tangibly tackle global issues from universities. Being Campus Director, myself, gave me the opportunity to provide not only my fellow classmates but also my community with an outlet for their excitement to change the world. It has been an incredible experience being able to make a real impact by empowering students on campus to get involved with social impact and business.
With the support of an international community of change ambassadors, you will ensure that your school and country is well represented at the Hult Prize Regional Finals taking place in 15 global cities. As a Campus Director, I had my time supporting students go from ideas to action, from local to global. Now, it is your turn! Apply!
What is the Hult Prize?
The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in investment capital to young budding entrepreneurs, including a grand prize of USD1Million.
You don’t need an idea to start. Participants compete in local events organized in cities, countries and on campuses around the world. Regional and national programs are hosted world-wide and winners of these events get to spend 8-weeks living, working, learning and playing in a castle in the UK. If you can’t make any of our in-person events, we also have a wild-card round which takes place virtually – everything happens in person, because that’s how you create entrepreneurs. If your university doesn’t host an on-campus round or you would just rather apply into a regional round, please apply using any of the links on this page. Regional events host on-campus winners and teams from around the world, so feel free to apply anywhere, not just the city closest to you. In 2018, we are hosting regional final events in: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, Toronto, Mexico City, Quito, Bogota, Melbourne, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo, Tunisia, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and on-line. Winning start-ups from each city move onto the Hult Prize Accelerator for the summer before attending the President Bill Clinton hosted global finals at the United Nations, which take place in September, during UNGA. The Hult Prize is the official kick-off to UN GLOBAL GOALS WEEK, so it’s the perfect place to pitch for a million dollars. Collectively, more than one-hundred thousand students around the world, representing more than 150 countries participate in the Hult Prize and spend over 10 million man-hours on solving the world’s most pressing issues. Tens of thousands more students organize various trainings and programming throughout the years. Through crowdsourcing, training, mentorship and funding, the Hult Prize seeks to build and launch the next wave of social entrepreneurs, all of whom are poised to change the world…. Ready?
Who can participate?
Students from any college or university in the world are invited to form teams of 3-4. You are considered a student if at the time of application submission, you have not yet graduated. Alumni and faculty are not allowed to be official team members.
What resources do participants get?
A broad range of resources are made available to students who decide to enter the Hult Prize, including one-million dollars in start-up capital to the winner along with an ecosystem that includes mentors, judges, enablers and others via the Hult Prize Accelerator.
Do I have to have an idea to participate?
No. An idea is NOT required to participate in the Hult Prize, as the objective is to build the next big start-up, not necessarily to identify it.
How do I get started on a start-up for social good?
Hult Prize provides a tool-kit to get started on building your social enterprise through the form of a case study. All you have to do is download the case study and get started.
What does the Hult Prize Challenge focus on?
The target social impact area of focus / theme for the Hult Prize changes every year. The 2018-19 theme will be announced in the 2018 Hult Prize Global Finals at the United Nations HQ.
Where does the Hult Prize take place?
Regional Finals for the Hult Prize are held in cities around the world in March and are not restricted to geographic location, so any team can participate anywhere. The Hult Prize Accelerator is hosted in our castle in the UK and the Global Finals are hosted by the United Nations in New York.
How do I register to compete for the Hult Prize?
Teams can apply online for entry into the Regional Finals through hultprize.org or compete in a locally organized Hult Prize On Campus event, where the winner will bypass the application round and be guaranteed a place into one of fifteen Regional Finals.
What is the timeline of the Hult Prize?
The general application window closes on December 23, 2018. Hult Prize On Campus events are completed by December 17, 2018. Regional Finals take place on March 2019. The Hult Prize Accelerator takes place late June through mid August, and the 2018 Finals will take place in September 2018.
What happens after the Regional Finals?
Each Regional Final winning team advances to our Hult Prize Global Accelerator and our Global Final in New York in September, which is hosted, by the United Nations.
What is Hult Prize On Campus?
Hult Prize On Campus is a global program for the Hult Prize, where local university competition winners automatically advance into one of the fifteen regional final events.
Who organizes Hult Prize On Campus events?
Students. The program allows student leaders on campus to organize their own, localized version of the Hult Prize, using a turn-key tool kit. Students interested in becoming their Campus Director should sign up to receive more information.
What are the advantages of hosting a Hult Prize On Campus event?
Local events provide the university student body an opportunity to bypass the general application round and advance directly into the Hult Prize Regional Finals while better preparing students for the next round of competition. Last year, five out of the six global finalists came from the Hult Prize On Campus rounds. In 2017, the overall champion was a Hult Prize On Campus winner.
Can a team choose which Regional Final to compete in?
Yes, teams are not limited to entering the Regional Final nearest to their school. However, clearly the additional travel and accommodation costs and visa implications must be taken into account.
Who will cover travel costs?
Students will be responsible for any travel costs associated with competing in the Hult Prize. Fundraising and university support is common.
What if my team cannot afford these costs?
One of the most important parts of being an entrepreneur is the ability to raise funds. Historically, selected teams have not had an issue coming up with the funding required to attend one of our regional events. Often times universities afford the costs associated with travel and lodging, and in other cases teams have crowdfunded their way to the city of their choice. Think of this as the first challenge you will face as an up and coming start-up.
Who is behind Hult Prize On Campus?
Hult Prize On Campus is global program run by the Hult Prize Foundation with full time, dedicated staff in place to support Campus Directors and their events.
Who can participate in a Hult Prize On Campus event?
Hult Prize On Campus events are open to all students from the organizing university only; this includes undergraduate, graduate and PhD programs. Alumni and faculty are not allowed to be official team members.
When do Hult Prize On Campus events need to be completed?
All Hult Prize On Campus events for the 2017-2018 cycle must be completed by December 17, 2018
What happens to the teams that don’t win a Hult Prize On Campus event?
Teams that compete in their local Hult Prize On Campus competition and do not win can still apply to participate in one of fifteen Regional Finals through the general Hult Prize application window, which is open through December 2018.
Are the rules for Hult Prize On Campus the same as Hult Prize?
Team sizes, rules and regulations of Hult Prize On Campus will in general conform to the overall Hult Prize competition, while specific modifications per circumstance will be allowed
Are all Hult Prize On Campus events considered official events?
A minimum of 15 competing teams must register and compete, for the Hult Prize On Campus event at your university to be considered official. Exceptions may be made but must be pre-approved. A full listing of participating Hult Prize On Campus host universities will be published on October 1, 2018.
What does a Hult Prize On Campus Program consist of?
An event consists of three main criteria:
1. Teams pitch their start-up solution to the challenges outlined in the case document
2. Judges watch and score each of the pitches and engage in Q and A
3. Selection of a winner based on the criteria provided.
Does the Hult Prize On Campus organizing team receive support?
Tool-kits will be provided to Campus Directors and include a turn-key website, digital marketing materials, suggested operating manuals, judge and student recruiting aides along with the case study and scoring matrix.
What benefits does a Hult Prize Campus Director receive?
All Campus Directors will qualify for over 25 incentives, amongst which include meeting Hult Prize Global Final judges and Prof. Mohammad Yunus along with a trip to New York to attend the United Nations Headquarters.
How are Hult Prize On Campus events ranked?
Hult Prize On Campus events will be ranked on four criteria including: number of teams that participate, types and number of judges recruited, media articles around your event and an X factor activity.