Want to join the world’s largest movement for social impact? The University of St. Thomas invites teams to compete for the Hult Prize, the planet’s largest student competition to solve the world’s toughest challenges.

The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs. It encourages the world’s brightest business minds to compete as start up enterprises, developing innovative ideas that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people on our planet. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, this annual competition offers winners $1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.

The 2016 Hult Prize “President’s Challenge” is Crowded Urban Spaces, as selected by former President Bill Clinton at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) Annual Meeting in New York. The challenge is to build sustainable, scalable and fast-growing social enterprises that double the income of 10 million people residing in crowded urban spaces by better connecting people, goods, services and capital.

Want to get started?  Form your team of 4-5 students and keep in mind these important dates:
Applications open October 7
Team registration due October 30
Competition Date December 8

Visit the University of St. Thomas’ page on the Hult Prize site for further details or to contact the Campus Director for this year’s competition. There will be a Hult Prize information session at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 14 in the Anderson Student Center’s Woulfe Room South.

 

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