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Call for Entries, the HULT Prize, 2018, Harnessing the Power of Energy to transform the lives of 10 million people

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    The Hult Prize 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 USD1Million.

    You don’t need an idea to start. Participants compete in local events organized in cities, countries and on campuses around the world. Regional and national programs are hosted world-wide and winners of these events get to spend 8-weeks living, working, learning and playing in a castle in the UK. If you can’t make any of our in-person events, we also have a  wild-card round which takes place virtually – everything happens in person, because that’s how you create entrepreneurs. If your university doesn’t host an on-campus round or you would just rather apply into a regional round, please apply using any of the links on this page. Regional events host on-campus winners and teams from around the world, so feel free to apply anywhere, not just the city closest to you. In 2018, we are hosting regional final events in: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, Toronto, Mexico City, Quito, Bogota, Melbourne, Lagos, Nairobi, Cairo, Tunisia, Kuala Lumpur and Singapore and on-line. Winning start-ups from each city move onto the Hult Prize Accelerator for the summer before attending the President Bill Clinton hosted global finals at the United Nations, which take place in September, during UNGA.  The Hult Prize is the official kick-off to UN GLOBAL GOALS WEEK, so it’s the perfect place to pitch for a million dollars. Collectively, more than one-hundred thousand students around the world, representing more than 150 countries participate in the Hult Prize and spend over 10 million man-hours on solving the world’s most pressing issues. Tens of thousands more students organize various trainings and programming throughout the years. Through crowdsourcing, training, mentorship and funding, the Hult Prize seeks to build and launch the next wave of social entrepreneurs, all of whom are poised to change the world…. Ready?

    There is more than one way to apply for the Hult Prize

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    General Application

    Compete on the global stage at one of 15 regional final rounds across the world for the chance to join the summer Hult Prize Accelerator at the castle.

    Apply Now

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    Hult Prize on Campus

    Winning teams from each of the nearly 1000 Hult Prize Campus events bypass the general application round to compete in one of 15 regional finals.

    Find your school

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    Hult Prize National

    Winning teams will bypass the regional finals and be directly admitted into the Hult Castle Accelerator.

    Find your country

    Hult Prize Online Competition

    Compete in a wild card round after the regional finals for one more opportunity to join the Hult Castle Accelerator.

    Application Opens Soon


    Sep 16

    Challenge Announced

    2018 Hult Prize challenge on energy is announced

    Oct 1

    Applications Open

    Applications open and 2018 President’s challenge on energy released

    Dec 23

    Application Deadline

    Final application deadline 11:59pm EST

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