Hult Prize at BHU took place on November 12 in the University Campus. Recognized by USA’s ex-President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine as one of the top five ideas changing the world for the better, Banaras Hindu University hosted its first ever Hult Prize@ event. The Hult Prize has announced the winning team from BHU that has advanced to the 7th annual regional finals of the competition.
The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship. The annual initiative is the world’s largest student competition and crowd sourcing platform for social good.
“If you’re not aiming for a change, then you’re not, in a true sense, a part of evolution. It’s not every day that you have an opportunity to change the world. This is our chance to show the world that BHU is dedicated to Impact.” Dhruv Goel, Director of Hult Prize@ BHU said.
The 2016 Hult Prize challenge focused on Reawakening Human Potential and saw 20 shortlisted teams competing. These teams coming from Banaras Hindu University MBA, Ph. D. and undergraduate programs tested their grit in building a viable solution to this global social issue. Judges for the Hult Prize at BHU comprised of Mr. Deepak Gadhia (Chief Mentor, EnerSun Power Tech), Mr. Japan Vyas (Managing Partner, Sixth Sense Ventures), Mr. Bethun Bhowmik (ex-Regional Head, East & South India OLA) and Mr. Puneet Raman (Social Entrepreneur, IIM-A).
There was a tie between, Team Adept and Team InstaRef Support who competed in the Hult Prize@ BHU event here on November 12, 2016 and built a solution to this year challenge by President Bill Clinton around ‘The Refugee Crisis & Life in Slums’. Their solution is in the domain of waste management and skill learning platform.
The team will now move on to compete at the Hult Prize regional finals in January 2017 in New Delhi, then followed by at one of Hult International Business School’s five campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai.