Global Finals

At the Global Finals, six teams pitch their social ventures to a panel of distinguished judges with the hopes of being selected as the next winner of the US $1,000,000 Hult Prize.​ The 2022 Global Finals has been held at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, with President Bill Clinton presenting the award and delivering a keynote speech. We also showcased the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Hult Prize.​

Eco-Bana Hult Prize

Eco-Bana, 2022 Hult Prize Winner from St. Paul's University in Limuru, Kenya

Eco-Bana is a social enterprise that is getting people back to work, with an aim to stop plastic manufacturing in sanitary towels and to manufacture biodegradable sanitary pads to end period poverty Eco-Bana is a social enterprise which uses the concept of green and circular economy to manufacture biodegradable sanitary pads using banana fibers, to stop plastic manufacturing in sanitary towels and to embrace organic and natural solutions through capacity building and Sanitary pads manufacturing.

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Winning team Eco-Bana

The exciting moment on the 2022 Global Finals in New York City
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Secretary Martin J. Walsh & Hult Prize CEO Lori van Dam

With Eco-Bana team during the announcement

Finalist Startups

The Hult Prize has engaged millions worldwide. Each year, 100,000+ students in 120 countries create innovative social startups. We help them to imagine, test, and refine their ideas, and ultimately, bring them to life. Meet the six teams pitching at the 2022 Global Finals in New York City.

Breer

Breer

Breer is a food upcycling startup that collects unsold, surplus bread and uses it to brew local craft beer.
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Cooseii

cooseii

Licenses commercial art that was co-created with people with disabilities and low socioeconomic status.
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Eco-Bana

Eco-Bana

Aims to stop plastic manufacturing by providing biodegradable sanitary pads to end period poverty.
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Flexie

flexie

We hire people with disability to provide remote work services for Australian business clients.
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Openversum

Openversum

Engineering and microfranchising of urgently needed water goods.
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Savvy Engineers

Savvy Engineers

We produce 3-D printing filament out of waste plastic.
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Meet the Speakers & Judges

Our global network calls for global experts. Meet the 2022 Speakers and Judges at the 2022 Hult Prize Global Finals.

President Bill Clinton

President Bill Clinton

Founder And Board Chair, Clinton Foundation | 42nd President Of The United States
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Martin Walsh

Martin J. Walsh

29th United States Secretary of Labor
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Lori van Dam

Lori van Dam

Chief Executive Officer of the Hult Prize Foundation
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CEO

Martha H. Doyle

Chief Administrative Officer, EF Education First
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Dr. Matt Lilley

Dr. Matt Lilley

President of Hult International Business School
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Dexter Henry

Dexter Henry

Global Finals Host | New York Post Award-winning sports/news video journalist, and content creator.
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Karim Beguir

Karim Beguir

Co-founder and CEO of InstaDeep
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Janice Bryant Howroyd

Janice Bryant Howroyd

Founder and CEO of ActOne Group
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Meg Garlinghouse

Meg Garlinghouse

Vice President, Social Impact at LinkedIn
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Erika Karp

Erika Karp

Chief Impact Officer at Pathstone
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Carin Klaesson

Carin Klaesson

Content Manager for Public Programs at the Nobel Prize Museum
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Manish Ranjan

Manish Ranjan

Co-Founder and CEO of Nano Health
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Sandy Speicher

Sandy Speicher

Former CEO of IDEO
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David Rosenberg

David Rosenberg

CEO and Co-Founder of AeroFarms
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Thanks to Our Partners

For supporting us on our mission of inspire student entrepreneurs to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovative social enterprise with positive global impact.

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