The Hult Prize is the world’s biggest most prominent and financially rewarding social innovation for the launch of for-good and for-profit startups emerging from universities in across the globe.
With a decade of impact, the Hult Prize has helped launch startups that actively solve UN Sustainable Development Goals. Previous Hult Prize challenges include:
- Global Food Crisis
- Refugee Crisis, Harnessing the Power of Energy
- Healthcare, and Education
The 2020 Hult Prize will focus on empowering the Earth: Bold Business for a Better Planet.
Every year, the Hult Prize team issues a challenge which is broadcasted widely through its network of Campus Directors to Universities in over 120 countries.
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The program allows students to compete around the world, leading to more ideas and ultimately more start-ups, each poised for radical impact. The winners of the Hult Prize Global Finals receive $1,000,000 in start-up capital.
Hult Prize In Tunisia
The Hult Prize movement was brought to Tunisia, 5 years ago. It started in 2014 in Tunis Business School as the first on Campus event to be held in Tunisia. Today, we count more than 40 on Campus Program in different universities across Tunisia.
The Hult Prize is an endless journey – First, you get inspired, then you start inspiring others, and once you do, you will never stop.Ranim Ben Slama, Campus Director at Hult Prize Foundation
In 2017, among 500+ university, Hult Prize at Tunis Business School was ranked the Top 1 on Campus Program in the world! The year after, 6 teams of Tunis Business School had the chance to represent Tunisia in the Regional Summits happening in 6 different countries around the world.
Tunis Business School Campus Director’s Word
Ranim Ben Slama is the current TBS Campus Director at Hult Prize Foundation. Here we’re quoting some of what she said:
“It is an honor for me being the Campus Director of world’s largest student event for social change and bringing the Hult Prize, once again, to our university this year. I am also incredibly excited to meet all of our competing teams and get to know their innovative ideas. I would like to personally thank everyone involved in the movement for being part of a generation that is changing the world through for good, for-profit business.”
She added: “At the end of this journey, we all get to realize that the Hult Prize is more than just a competition; it is a movement that brings everyone together. Students gain opportunities to showcase their talents, corporate companies and local organizations seize the opportunity to collaborate, encourage and push young talents forward, and we as organizers get a chance celebrate the fruit of our hard work — a successful event, and a community of talented students changing the world!”
TBS Teams Compete for the 2020 “Nobel Prize for Students”
The Hult Prize Foundation is by far the most popular grant-given, it’s known as the “Nobel Prize for Students”. A few student teams from the Tunis Business School are competing for the big prize.
The Hult Prize Foundation recently announced that Hult Prize at Tunis Business School final event will take place on Saturday, 7th of December.
The winning team from the Hult Prize at TBS final event will be fast-tracked to compete at one of the Hult Prize Regional Summits around the world, bypassing the general application which annually receives over 200,000+ applicants from more than 1500 colleges and universities in over 120 countries.
The Hult Prize Regional Summits will take place on March and April 2020 in different locations. Following the Regional Summits, one winning team from each host city will attend the Hult Prize Global Accelerator, lately announced by Unikorn.org as the world’s largest social impact accelerator.
Accelerator participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business. The Hult Prize Global Finals will take place in September at the United Nations Headquarters, where one team will be selected as the winner and will be awarded the US$ 1,000,000.
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