The Hult Prize 2021 Challenge is here

Building Startups That Have

A Positive Impact On Our Planet

Creating jobs, stimulating economies,
reimagining supply chains, and improving outcomes
for 10,000,000 people by 2030.

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*Challenge summary, full challenge will be released in October 2020

Creating jobs, stimulating economies,
reimagining supply chains, and improving outcomes for 10,000,000 people by 2030.

Download*Apply

Since 2009, the Hult Prize has been
a benchmark program for #impact.

10,000,000

Beneficiaries Targeted

Each year through the Hult Prize global community of disruptive youth.

50,000,000

Total Hours

Estimated for 2021. Total applications multiplied by average hours spent per team per challenge via poll of past participants.

500,000

Startup Business Ideas Generated

Throughout leveraging our breakthrough methodology.

“One of the top 5 ideas changing the world”

– President Bill Clinton for Time Magazine, October 2012

“The Nobel Prize for Students”

– Bloomberg, The Huffington Post and Newsweek

“Top 10 World’s Most Innovative Companies”

Fast Company

300,000

Annual Applications

Total number of applications in all rounds of 2021 Hult Prize.

150,000

Mentors, Judges and Advisors

Committed to impact and part of our Global community.

+2,000

University Programs

Active brick and mortar OnCampus Program hubs for 2021.

Program Process

LEARN

Download the 2021 Hult Prize Challenge guide and learn about this year’s platform.

RECRUIT

Assemble a team of 4.

APPLY

There are multiple opportunities to participate. Teams can participate in more than one event.

Frequently Asked Questions

There is more than one way to apply for the Hult Prize

HOW TO ENTER THE PROGRAM

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General Application

Participate on the global stage at one of our Regional Summits across the world for the chance to join the Hult Prize Global Accelerator. Didn’t make it? Stay tuned for the Wildcard Round for a second shot.

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Hult Prize OnCampus

Winning teams from each of the more than +2,000 Hult Prize OnCampus events bypass the general application round to participate in one of our Regional Summits.

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Hult Prize Regionals

Winning teams will bypass the Regional Summit and be directly admitted into the Hult Prize Global Accelerator.

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Hult Prize Wildcard Round

Participate in a Wildcard Round after the Regional Summit for one more opportunity to join the Hult Prize Accelerator.

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TIMELINE & KEY EVENTS

Sep

Challenge Announced

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Oct

Applications Open

Applications open and 2021 Hult Prize Challenge on Food For Goo{readmore}

Dec

Application Deadline

Final application deadline 11:59pm EST

Jan

Regional Teams Selected

Regional Finalists Announced

Mar

Regionals Begin

Regional semi-final rounds begin

Sep

Challenge Announced

2021 Hult Prize Challenge on Food For Good: Transforming food i{readmore}

Oct

Applications Open

Applications open and 2021 Hult Prize Challenge on Food For Goo{readmore}

Dec

Application Deadline

Final application deadline 11:59pm EST

Jan

Regional Teams Selected

Regional Finalists Announced

Mar

Regionals Begin

Regional semi-final rounds begin

Hult Prize

Global Accelerator

+40 TEAMS I 40 COUNTRIES I 6 WEEKS


+40 teams go through a rigorous curriculum that will transform their ideas into startups for a chance to win $1 million.

6 Startups Celebrated and Pitching for US$1 Million in Seed Capital

Hult Prize

Awards Ceremony & Gala


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