The Competition

Our year-long, global competition challenges young people to solve the world’s most pressing issues by creating innovative social ventures. Read about each stage of the competition below to find out what the journey to becoming a Hult Prize Winner looks like.


OnCampus Program

The OnCampus program serves as the first phase of the Hult Prize competition. Student volunteers, known as Campus Directors, organize training programs and community events at their universities focused on that year's Call to Action.​ ​The goal of every OnCampus program is to select one winning team, who represents that university in the Regional Summits. ​

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On Campus

Regional Summits

The Regional Summits are hosted by the Hult Prize team in cities around the world. Thousands of competitors pitch their social venture ideas to panels of experts in an immersive digital format.​ ​The winning teams from each of these summits earn a spot at the Global Accelerator and are one step closer to winning US $1,000,000.​

Impact Summits

Global Accelerator

Teams who make it to the Global Accelerator are immersed in an intensive, 6-week program which aims to refine and build upon their social venture.​ Student entrepreneurs are introduced to crucial business concepts and work hand in hand with Hult Prize staff and experts to take their social venture to the next level. At the conclusion of this stage of the competition, six teams are selected to move on to the Global Finals.

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2022 Startups

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 will be held at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting, with President Bill Clinton presenting the award and delivering a keynote speech. We will also be showcasing the winners of the 2020 and 2021 Hult Prize.​

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Hult Prize Global Finals