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Hult Prize at University of Nairobi
The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which
brings together the brightest college and university students from around
the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative
is the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform for social good and one of
the planet’s leading forces for good.
Participants compete in local events organized on campuses around the world
or apply online to partake in the regional finals which are held in five
international cities around the world, including: Boston, San Francisco,
London, Dubai, Shanghai 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, which take place each
September at the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York.
More than ten thousand students, representing more than 150 countries around the world participate in the Hult Prize and spend over 2 million man-hours on solving the world's most pressing issues. Through crowdsourcing, training, mentorship and funding, the Hult Prize seeks to build and launch the next wave of social entrepreneurs.
This year University of Nairobi has been selected in Kenya to host the HultPrize. This allows the winning team to bypass the traditional application process and fast track their idea through one of five regional final rounds of competition. All students are invited to register in teams of 3-4 and this includes: Undergraduates, Masters and Postgraduate students.
The Hult Prize University of Nairobi Campus Director 2016/2017 is Basil Menachem . He can be reached on +254 708 527 541 for further information