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HULT PRIZE, IOST 2020

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Hult Prize is a global initiative, a startup accelerator for young social entrepreneurs emerging from different universities around the world. The Hult Prize aims to launch a start-up enterprise that can fundamentally change the world. It is a platform for launching for-profit startups and bringing young social entrepreneurs together and has been funded by the Hult family since its inception in 2009. In partnership with the United Nations, the Hult Prize is hosting college and university events across the globe in search of the next changing start-up. The program allows more students to compete around the world, leading to more ideas and ultimately more startups.

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. Every year student teams compete around the world for a chance to secure US $ 1 million start-up idea that provides the best solution to the world’s challenges.

For the first time in its history, The Institute of Science and Technology (IOST) affiliated with Tribhuvan University is set to organize Hult Prize for an academic year 2019/2020 and it is being organized by the CSIT Association of Nepal (CSITAN).

Hult prize on campus IOST is an opportunity to deliver social change by bringing Hult Prize programs at universities all over the world. As part of the On Campus Program, the students will be trained, educated and inspired to build an impact community around Campus events. The winning team will represent their university at one of 25+ Regional Summits happening across the globe.Campus Director, Mr. Manish Bhattarai said – “It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to change the world. A team of you will be representing all of us at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals.”

Mr. Ahmad Ashkar, CEO and Founder of the Hult Prize said “If you believe that servicing the world’s poorest can be profitable then you can imagine a world with no poverty.”

The words of President Bill Clinton“The Hult Prize has brought together some of the brightest young innovators to address the obstacles that prevent prosperity and opportunity from thriving worldwide.”

The 2020 Hult Prize Challenge as announced by President Bill Clinton at the United Nations is “Building Startups That Have A Positive Impact On Our Planet with Every Dollar Earned.

The winning team from the Hult Prize at TU, IOST Final Event will be fast-tracked to compete at one of the Hult Prize Regional Finals around the world, bypassing the general application which annually receives over 50,000 applicants from more than 1000 colleges and universities in over 150 countries.

The Hult Prize regional competition will take place in March 2020, the winner teams from around the globe compete in 16 regionals all over the world. A final round competition will take place in September 2020 where the top six Finalists from regionals after 8 weeks of mentorship compete for the title at UN whereas one winning team will be selected as the winner and will be awarded the US$ 1,000,000.

It is a pleasure and privilege to invite all the students of Tribhuvan University to our school to participate in the “Hult Prize Competition”.

Event Timeline:

Info session: October 2019

Registration deadline: November 2019

Mentorship Sessions: December 2019

Final event: December  2019

Regional Finals: March 2020

Hult Prize Global Final: September 2020

Event detail:

Date: Saturday, December 7, 2019

Time: 10:00 AM

For more details: http://www.hultprizeat.com/kathmandu