The Hult Prize

The Hult Prize

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 2017 Hult Prize "President'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. They will also work to restore the rights and dignity of those currently living in informal / illegal settlements. The aim is to reach 10 million refugees by 2022.




18 Dec 2016


The winning team will be awarded $1,000,000. The prize money is seeded into the newly created company, which will be run by the student team who came up with the idea.


There will be two early bird application deadlines, with a final application deadline of December 18, 2016.

Note that while some organisers may accept applications from all around the world, you may still be required to travel to the host country in order to take part in the later stages of a competition for instance, or you may be required to live there for a period of time to take part in a funded programme (e.g. scholarship, incubator, accelerator).

Multiple host countries may mean that no travel is required.

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Date Added: 6 Oct 2016

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