Global top-tier schools will go head-to-head in world’s largest student competition in quest for social good and USD 1 million in start-up funding.
The Hult Prize recently announced that ESSEC Business School has advanced to the regional finals of the 4th Annual Hult Prize. The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good, recently named one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, the innovative crowdsourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planets most pressing challenges. Student teams compete in five cities around the world for a chance to secure USD 1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture.
The 2013 Hult Prize is themed around global food security and will focus on how to get safe, sufficient, affordable and easily accessible food to the 200 million people who live in urban slums – a challenge personally selected by President Clinton. “This particular challenge is interesting for us as it presents a real problem and supports a real problem solving efforts. We acknowledge that finding innovative solutions to this essential humanity needs should be a priority and thus we are eager to pool our experiences and efforts to participate in this event. We’d like to leave an indelible footprint on the world outside the trappings of traditional business” said the team.
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