Leading a Generation to Change the World!
With a $1,000,000 global startup prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact focused programs and training to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth everywhere to build a better world.
2022 Call to Action: Getting the World Back to Work
The 2022 Hult Prize Call to Action is about creating meaningful work opportunities. We want YOU to build a business that will employ at least 2,000 people by 2024 while creating a positive impact on the world.Download the Call to Action
Sign up for the 2022 Hult Prize Competition!
Work with a team of 3 or 4 students to create a business that responds to this year’s Call to Action, then pitch it to a panel of judges who will choose the winners from your campus. The OnCampus Program is led by a Campus Director, who is a student at your university. Campus Directors and their Organizing Committees are there to support you and your team as you create your business and prepare to pitch it at your OnCampus Program.Interested in becoming a Campus Director?
If you win your OnCampus Program or are selected through the General Application, you will be invited to a Regional Summit. Here, you and your team will compete against other students from your region and pitch your business to a panel of regional judges. With over a dozen virtual Regional Summits, you will meet a diverse group of student entrepreneurs and mentors and receive resources that will help improve your team’s business.
If you win your Regional Summit, you will be invited to our Global Accelerator. With access to business experts, Hult Prize staff, and fellow entrepreneurs, your time at the Global Accelerator will give you the tools to continue turning your business idea into a reality and the confidence and network to be a life-long social entrepreneur. At the end of the accelerator, you will pitch to a panel of judges who will decide which teams will present their business at the Global Finals.
Getting to the Global Finals means you and your team have risen above thousands of other students and have dedicated almost a year of your life to this journey. You will pitch your business to a panel of extraordinary judges for the chance to receive funding from the Hult Prize Foundation to start your business and set you on the road to success.
2021 Hult Prize Winners
Last year, the Hult Prize challenged students to rethink our broken food systems by transforming food into a vehicle for change. Each of the seven teams below were selected as 2021 Hult Prize Winners.
Propel Modern Foods
2020 Hult Prize Winners
In 2020, the Hult Prize challenged students to build businesses that improve the environment with every sale completed, dollar earned, and decision made. Each of the eleven teams below were selected as 2020 Hult Prize Winners.
Meet the teams who have won the Hult Prize over the past decade.
2018: Rice Inc.
2017: Roshni Rides
2014: Nano Health
2013: Aspire Food Group
2012: SolarAid [SunnyMoney]
2010: One Laptop Per Child
The Hult Prize Team
The Hult Prize team is just as global as the program itself. Having staff where we operate allows us to understand the needs and hopes of our students, entrepreneurs, and other stakeholders and constantly improve our programs. Meet some of our team members below!
Lori van Dam - COO
Lori joined Hult Prize in 2021. She has held executive positions in a variety of for-profit and non-profit companies, including serving as executive director of The One Fund Boston, which was created to provide support for the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing victims. Lori also spent 20 years with EF Education First, the global education company founded by the Hult Prize’s namesake and benefactor.
Our Global Staff
Meet our staff that is leading a generation to change the world overseas.
Carla Osnaya - Director of Human Resources
Cooper Adams - Special Projects Manager
Cliff Nyakundi - Regional Manager, Africa
Hamdi Ben Elmi - Senior Director of Programs
Nadia Alia - External Relations Manager
Supriya Jangre - Regional Manager, Central & South Asia
Recent Changes at the Hult Prize Foundation
Please click here to read our statement about the investigation into misconduct at the Hult Prize Foundation.