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Call for Applications: Hult Prize Startup Accelerator at TU

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Tribhuvan University has called for applications for Hult Prize, a start-up accelerator programme for social entrepreneurship.

Saujanya Acharya, Campus Director of Hult Prize at Tribhuvan University, announced the call for application as the University has been selected to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social enterprises. The annual Hult Prize awards one million dollars in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of our world’s toughest social challenges.

The Hult Prize, in partnership with Bill Clinton Foundation, is hosting college and university events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up.

“Do you think you have what it takes to put an end to the pressing issues of the world? One seldom gets this big of an opportunity to act on their idea and make a difference. You and your team will be representing all of us at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals happening on March, 2017. This is a chance to show that our institution is dedicated to make an impact,” said Acharya to all those who are interested to take part in the competition.

The winner of the intra-campus event will automatically advance to compete in one of five regional finals happening around the world in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai next March. One winning team from each host city will then move onto a summer business incubator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business. A final round of competition will be hosted in September, where the winning team to be awarded the $1,000,000 prize by former President Bill Clinton himself.

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship that brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. It is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year, the competition looks forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.

The annual initiative is the world’s largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good, and has been funded by the Hult family since its inception in 2009.

Interested candidates can participate in the intra-campus competition by forming a team of 3-4 students and submitting an application. The application form is available in this page.

Important Dates:

December 9, 2016: Application Deadline

December 15, 2016: Hult Prize Intra-College Competition

March 3 – 4, 2017: Regional Finals

June/July 2017-:Accelerator Program in Boston

September 2017: Global Finals in New York

For further details and updates, visit the page https://www.facebook.com/hultprizeattu

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