The Competition

Our year-long, global competition challenges young people to solve the world's most pressing issues by creating innovative social ventures. Learn about each stage of the competition below.

Hult Prize 2023

Step 1: Qualifiers

November - February The OnCampus Program and the Open Application together serve as the first phase of the Hult Prize competition. In the OnCampus Program, student volunteers, known as Campus Directors, organize training programs and community events at their universities, focusing on that year's Challenge. Winners of the qualifying OnCampus programs will represent their universities at our Summits. Alternatively, teams can apply directly through our Open Application. From over 10,000 teams, less than 400 will be selected to advance to the next round.

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Bells University OnCampus

Step 2: Summits

June In 2024, the Hult Prize will host in-person Global Summits in seven cities worldwide. Hundreds of teams will pitch their social venture ideas to panels of experts. The winning teams from each summit, along with four other startups selected through the Second Chance Round, will earn a spot at the Global Accelerator.

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Team pitching at 2023 Boston Summit

Step 3: Global Accelerator

July - August In July, our 12 semi-finalist teams will connect with Hult Prize mentors and curricula to refine their pitches and develop their businesses further. In August, they will travel to London, UK, for our Global Accelerator, where they will spend two weeks working and learning with world-class experts and coaches. At the end of the Accelerator, six teams will be chosen to participate in our Global Finals!

Global Accelerator 2023

Step 4: Global Finals

September 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. Click the link below to watch the Hult Prize Global Finals 2023 - Live from L'Élysée Montmartre in Paris, France.

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2023 Global Finals