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.
- 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.