We at StartUP FIU invite you to our Inaugural Hult Prize @ FIU local competition. The day will include student teams pitching their proposed solution to the 2017 Hult Prize challenge, a social entrepreneurship showcase, the selection of the team to represent FIU at the Boston Global Regional Finals in March 2017 and a networking reception.
This event will take place on Friday, December 9th at 10.30 a.m. in the MARC building at FIU’s Modesto Maidique Campus. For more information about Hult @ FIU click here.
What is Hult Prize:
The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good. Undergraduate and graduate students from the best universities are invited to propose the best solution for a large global problem affected the disadvantaged. This annual competition aims to create and launch the most compelling social business ideas – start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by millions of people. Winning team will receive $1 Million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice, from the international business community.
Every year, the Hult Foundation releases a challenge to be tackled by teams of 3-4 students (+1 alum) in order to create sustainable and scalable social enterprises that can reach 10 million people by year 5.
What is the 2017 Hult Prize Challenge:
This year’s challenge is: Refugees – “Reawakening Human Potential” and will focus on restoring the rights and dignity of people and societies who may be or are forced into motion due to social injustices, politics, economic pressures, climate change and war.
12.00 p.m. Registration, Startup Showcase, & Lunch
1.30 p.m. Competition: Team Pitches
3.00 p.m. Break & Cafecito Time
4.00 p.m. Final Pitching & Closing Ceremony
5.00 p.m. Reception
What is the Hult Prize Foundation:
The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs. It encourages the world’s brightest business minds to compete in teams to solve the planet’s biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD1 million in seed funding.
About StartUP FIU
StartUP FIU is an initiative focused on developing traditional and social entrepreneurship among students, faculty/staff, alumni, and the South Florida community. Its Empower Accelerator Program is a 14-week accelerator program, consisting of a robust curriculum, critical mentoring and business advice, and weekly team deliverables. Each week of the program is based on a theme around which lectures and events are scheduled. Successful entrepreneurs from the Miami community provide mentorship to each team. Teams meet with their mentors on a weekly basis to discuss the strategies and skills needed to advance each team’s vision. Those who successfully complete the program are given the opportunity to pitch their startups to potential investors in week 14.