Level 1 Pitch Certificate


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Level 1 Pitch Certificate Program

“The Hult Prize has taught me the value of communicating directly and persuasively, and has helped me lose my fear of sharing my ideas in public. Above all I learned that what I pitch should be a projection of my life and experience. The more that is true, the better the pitches I am able to give.”
-Daniela Chiang, CoFounder,
Superminds and Hult Prize Global
“The Level 1 Pitch Course journey was a very fulfilling experience! It was an opportunity for me to identify my strengths and weaknesses. It actually got me out of my comfort zone, felt more confident, impactful, and ready for whatever's next! Not to mention inspiring me to work more on my public speaking skills!”
-Ghada Ferchichi
“My pitching skills have improved drastically in terms of Pitch Content, Pitch Delivery, and Pitch Visuals.
The course was intense and worth it! The best part was learning from everyone else in the class and building my creative confidence. I made new friends and had the privilege to learn from the Hult Prize Foundation's top leadership team. I really enjoyed my experience. Looking forward to the Level 2 and
Level 3 Pitch Courses.”
-Jefferson Mwadime Mwangolo
“I really noticed my growth in my confidence, my storytelling, and how I talk about my business. This was a chance to play with and refine language, messaging, and get honest feedback with structure and community.”
-Jessica Pachuta
“I have a passion for pitching, but I never really knew where to start until I joined the Pitch Course. I have
learned a lot and enjoyed the learning experience. Thanks to the coaches who helped us in building and boosting our confidence. I am grateful for this experience and I would continue to improve my pitch with all the things I have learned.”
-Nehemiah Aaron Nathan
“Any skill can be improved if you have the right community, humility, and the will to improve! Thank you, Hult Prize Foundation for creating the opportunity for all of us learners to improve such an important skill.
I almost requested to remove myself from the Level 1 Pitch Course before Day 1 because I was so nervous, but after recognizing how safe the space is, I became more comfortable with sharing and learning from everyone. Thank you!”
-Mia Nguyen
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Join our Level 1 Pitch Certificate Program to learn from pitching experts & international speakers in an interactive 10-day course certified by the Hult International Business School.
Build your own self-confidence through interactive lessons and coaching sessions.
Connect with fellow
impact-driven participants
Develop key fundamental skills and knowledge on pitching

“An idea is just an idea until you communicate it. Pitching is everything!”

– CEO & Founder, Hult Prize

Our Hult Prize
Level 1 Pitch Certificate
Course Outcomes
After completing this intensive 10-day course, you will be able to identify what to include in your pitch, how to structure your message, learn pitch delivery skills including tone and body language, and how to build a great pitch deck.
Course Structure
At the Hult Prize, learning is doing! We start every course by studying the theories and fundamentals of pitching. This is followed by an intensive crash course which includes open panels and real-time personalized feedback from our global community & expert coaches, including Hult Prize Founding CEO, Ahmad Ashkar.
Level 1 Certificate
The Hult Prize Level 1 Pitch Certificate will be awarded on the successful completion of our 10-day, skills based pitching course. This course is not just about mastering theories, but is focused on learning by doing through interactive sessions.

This course is certified and run in partnership with the Hult International Business School, a worldwide leader in international business education.

Logistics, Times, Dates
This 10-day intensive course will be offered on a monthly basis throughout the 2020/2021 calendar year.

Class sessions are scheduled from 2:00pm – 3:30pm GMT on Monday – Thursday, and 2:00pm – 5:00pm GMT on Friday and are subject to change. All sessions are recorded and available on demand.

Certified By
Hult International Business School
The Hult Prize Foundation Certificate Program is certified and run in partnership with the Hult International Business School, a worldwide leader in international business education. Hult is the only triple-accredited business school in the world and globally ranked as one of America’s top-rated business schools.
Join us if you are students, young professionals, start-up founders, and community organizers who are looking to develop fundamental skills and knowledge on how to pitch, and take your skills to the next level, whether to win a bid for a contract, or a million dollar prize.
Join us if you are students, young professionals, start-up founders, and community organizers who are looking to develop fundamental skills and knowledge on how to pitch, and take your skills to the next level, whether to win a bid for a contract, or a million dollar prize.
Meet our Coaches
Meet our Coaches
Ahmad Ashkar
CEO & Founder Hult Prize Foundation
Ahmad Ashkar is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of the Hult Prize Foundation—named in a TIME Magazine cover story featuring the top five ideas changing the world and called by Newsweek, Bloomberg and others, “The Nobel Prize for Students.” Fast Company named the Hult Prize, “One of the World’s Most Innovative” in their annual listing of the worlds most creative and game changing companies.
Philip Auerswald
Chief Academic Officer at Hult Prize Foundation
Philip Auerswald is the Chief Academic Officer of the Hult Prize Foundation. He is also the Cofounder of Zilla Global LLC, the founding board chair and president of the National Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and an Associate Professor of Public Policy at George Mason University.

Auerswald has published over fifty books, peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and professional reports on entrepreneurship, innovation, and public policy. He is among the leading authorities globally on policies to enable entrepreneurial ecosystems and has blogged and written op-eds for The New York Times, Harvard Business Review, Forbes, The International Herald Tribune, and The San Francisco Chronicle, among other outlets.
Nelly Andrade
Chief of Staff Hult Prize Foundation
Nelly Andrade is the Chief of Staff for the Hult Prize Foundation. She’s a sustainable development professional with a wide background on social and youth development programs, research for social impact, fundraising activities, partnership building and with a strategic advocacy on women’s economic empowerment. Nelly now applies her experience to improve and develop effective global programs for youth around the world.
Callum Porter-Harris
Global Head of Content and Head of Accelerator
Callum Porter-Harris is the Global Head of Content and Instruction for the Hult Prize Foundation, and the Head of our Accelerator Program. Additionally, Callum is the co-founder of three social enterprises, and was recognised by Forbes as a 30 Under 30 in 2019.

Callum began his journey to impact with Hult Prize in 2015 as a Global Finalist with his startup teleStory, and since then co-founded Mandala Group and Impact Tours, providing him with a wide range of experiences in regards to building social enterprises. Callum has run 100’s of workshops, hackathons and online learning programs for aspiring entrepreneurs across 5 continents and is a pioneer in Impact Education.
Omar Ghanem
Resident Coach, Co-Founder & CEO, U-Light
Omar Ghanem is the CEO & Co-Founder of U-Light, a social enterprise that provides human-powered energy solutions for off-grid communities worldwide. Omar was a Hult Prize Global Finalist in 2018 pitching at the United Nations HQ, and has since gone on to raise investment & spoke on international stages as a keynote & Tedx speaker.

Omar’s background in marketing & social media across L’Oreal & Dubai Tourism among others, combined with his entrepreneurial journey provides him a wide range of experiences with regards to storytelling & pitching.
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What is the Pitch Course Level 1 about?

The level 1 pitch course is an intensive 10-day Course which contains fundamentals of Pitching as well as daily practice and evaluation from our International Coaches. By the end of the course you will acquire a lot of new knowledge about pitching, get to practice and receive constructive feedback and advice, as well as boost your confidence in your pitching. At the completion of the Course, you will receive a globally recognized Pitch Certificate presented by the Hult Prize Foundation.

How can I get the certificate?

After filling out the form and completing the payment, you need to successfully complete and pass the course in order to get the Level 1 Pitch Certificate. During the course you will have to prepare a set of assignments and attend the daily sessions. Once the mentioned steps are successfully done, you will be receiving your Pitch Certificate.

Is the Pitch course a training for the Hult Prize competition?

The pitch Certificate Program and the Oncampus/ Impact Summit / Accelerator program are totally separate and independent programs. The pitch Course is a paid opportunity offered by the Hult Prize to help individuals improve their pitching skills and confidence. The course can certainly serve as a training for the Hult Prize Pitch as it contains a lot of practice and constructive feedback and taking it would help you increase your confidence and better structure your pitch. However, the course also serves as a training for every pitch you would have to make in your daily life, projects, and career.

Does this certificate enhance my chances for the Hult Prize competition?

The pitch Certificate Program and the Oncampus/ Impact Summit / Accelerator program are totally separate and independent programs. Acquiring the Certificate would not interfere or influence your participation in the competition.

However, by attending and completing the course, students get several chances to pitch their project ideas, whether related to the Competition or not, and get direct constructive feedback from our coaches. With the practice, advice, and the boost of confidence the Pitch Certificate provides, you will find it way easier to prepare and nail your pitch during the competition, or in different other occasions in your life and career.

I am not a participant in the Hult Prize Competition, am I eligible to take the course?

The pitch Certificate Program and the Oncampus/ Impact Summit / Accelerator program are totally separate and independent programs. Every person interested can join the Hult Prize Pitch Course, whether a participant in the Competition, a University student, or not.

How is the Course Schedule? Should I attend the course in its entirety for all 10 Days?

The classes take place daily at 2pm GMT. For both weeks, from Monday till Thursday the course lasts for one hour and a half , and lasts 2 to 3 hours on Fridays. Pitching Events are mandatory and take place on Fridays. The students are highly recommended to attend the entirety of the 10 sessions, however 2 absences at most are tolerated.

In other words, for students to pass the course and get their certificates, they need to have at least an 80% attendance.

Do you have any scholarships or free courses offered?

We are not currently offering any scholarships or free participation. However, Hult Prize provided a discount reducing the course’s fees from 125USD to 50USD to encourage students to enroll and ensure accessibility.

Are there any other programs or courses offered by the Hult Prize?

Hult Prize Human Accelerator will be offering a variety of programs and courses in different skills and fields. Currently, the Pitch Certificate is the only program open and ongoing. However, we will be announcing many upcoming courses and certificates in the near future. We welcome any suggestions or specific needs you might have and encourage you to share them with us.

Will the course help me promote my project idea?

The Pitch certificate program will help you to improve your communication skills and learn how you can deliver a successful pitch and that will help you to promote your idea in the future. Not only that but also during the 10 days training, you will meet coaches and students from all over the world and you will be able to promote your project idea in front of them and you will make your communication network bigger and most importantly, that you will get a lot of advice and guidance.

What is the teaching style of the course?

Throughout the 10-day course, we will host live sessions and interactive group coaching sessions over the internet (zoom) where you can present your progress alongside your peers and receive essential feedback from your professors, including Hult Prize Founding CEO, Ahmad Ashkar and you will be able to validate your learnings with our weekly pitching events where our team will provide direct feedback on your course assignment.

How can I make it if I paid already but cannot attend at that time zone?

You can send a transfer email to the email address of the onboarding email and mention your attendance issue. If you cannot make it in all cohorts, there will be recordings helping you know more about the sessions that you have missed.