Nominations Open for 2018 Hult Prize!

Deadline: 31 October 2017

Nominations are open for 2018 Hult Prize that is a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues through pitching ideas and launching companies. It’s the biggest and most prestigious start-up event in the world, and awards millions of dollars in investment capital to young budding entrepreneurs, including a grand prize of USD 1Million.

There are multiple programs, and multiple rounds of competition. Nominee goal is to make it to the summer 8-week incubator which is hosted in the castle where applicants will live, work, learn and play as applicants develop their game-changing enterprise.  The top 50 companies from around the world advance.  From there, six are selected to pitch at the United Nations for USD1,000,000. There is funding and mentorship throughout.

There are three ways to become part of the top 50:

  • win a regional final round
  • win an in-country round
  • win a wildcard round

The 2018 Hult Prize Challenge Topic

  • The 2018 Hult Prize Challenge as announced by President Bill Clinton at the United Nations is: “Harnessing the Power of Energy to Transform the Lives of 10 Million People.” The prize is not necessarily looking for the next big breakthrough in energy, but rather they are looking at the application of various energy innovations to change the world.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Students past or present from any college or university in the world are invited to form teams of 3-4.
  • Applicants are considered a student if at the time of application submission, applicants have not yet graduated.
  • Alumni and faculty are not allowed to be official team members.

How to Apply

Nominees can apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Hult Prize.

Danish Foundation for Entrepreneurship: Seeking Applications for Micro Grants

Fonds SUEZ: Improving the Living Conditions and Autonomy of Persons in Developing Countries

USAID/Lebanon: Higher Education Scholarships Program

Active Citizens Fund: Promoting Democratic Participation, Active Citizenship and Human Rights in Greece

BBC Children in Need: Inviting Charities and Not-For-Profit Organisations for Small Grants Programme

U.S. Embassy in Malaysia: U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

DFID: Support for the Federal Government of Somalia to Strengthen Domestic Revenue Generation and Macroeconomic Management

Embassy of Japan in Uganda: Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects (GGP)

Canadian Women’s Foundation: Seeking Proposals for 2018 Annual Violence Prevention Grants Program

U.S. Embassy in Kyiv: Public Diplomacy Small Grants Program – Education and Culture

Applications Open for “USAID HARMONI-Towards Inclusion and Resilience” Program!

Levi Lassen Foundation: Seeking Funding Applications from NGOs

SRCI Arts Grants: Promoting Conservation and Dissemination of Afghanistan’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

USAID DAI/Promote: Women in the Economy (WIE) Program for Afghanistan

Embassy of the United States in Chile: Inviting Applicants for Opportunity Fund Program

UN Women Call for Proposals: Implementation of Awareness-raising among Refugee and Migrant Women on How to Access Justice Services

DFID Call for Applications: General Economic Development Framework

DFID Call for Applications: Economic Growth in Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan

DFID Call for Applications: Specialist Economic Development Framework

Applications Open for The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd’s Grant Program!

Innovate UK Business Funding: Ideas for Cutting-Edge Innovations

Swedish Institute: Seed Funding for Cooperation Projects in the Baltic Sea Region

Mind & Life Institute: Seeking Letters of Intent for PEACE Grants Program

The Fore Grants Program: Supporting Charities based in the United Kingdom