Varanasi: Hult Prize-2022, the world’s largest student competition for start-up funding, has begun. This competition enables the new generation to bring about social change through education and social entrepreneurship. Indian Institute of Technology (Banaras Hindu University) Varanasi is hosting the on-campus round of the Hult Prize Competition-2022. This competition will be organized through an online medium till February 27. Students wishing to participate in the competition with their start-ups can register and submit abstracts by 22nd February by visiting the link https://oncampus.hultprize.org/bhu.
Anshul Sahai, Campus Director of the Organizing Committee, said “From the preliminary round, the 10 teams will be selected and they will showcase their start-up on February 27 in front of 3 distinguished judges. The most outstanding team amongst them will emerge as the BHU On-Campus winner and that team will go on to compete in one of the Hult Prize Regional Summits being held around the world. A winning team from each host city will then go on to the Summer Accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, and strategic planning as they build the prototype and set-up to launch their new social business. The global final round of the competition will be held at the United Nations Headquarters, where the winning team will receive a $1 million prize from the Bill Clinton Foundation and an opportunity to meet eminent personalities from the United Nations and Silicon Valley.”
She further explained that in partnership with the United Nations, the Hult Prize is hosting college and university events around the world in search of the next innovative start-up that adheres to the principles of ‘decent work and economic growth. In this competition many teams of students from various departments of IIT BHU along with students from the BHU campus through Atal Innovation Center, E-Cell BHU have also registered to participate in the competition. Registration in the contest is free. All teams making it to the Prelims will be awarded a competition certificate and teams reaching the final stage will receive coverage from the Hult Prize Institute’s media channel, which will be broadcast in over 200 countries.
The organizing committee of the Hult Prize at BHU campus includes Abhishek Singh, Head, Public Relations, Harsh Asharawala, Head, Project Management, Leetesh Pathak, Head, Student Outreach & Experience, Mugdha Shelke, Head, Brand & Marketing, Sayam Jain, Head, Judge Management, and Shreya Jain, Head, Corporate Relations.