"The Noble Prize for Students"
Hult Prize at Rutgers is open to the whole Rutgers University student body, representing more than 60,000 students, including undergraduate, graduate, and PhD (doctorate) students. Along with other campus and external organizations, Hult Prize Rutgers will be hosting the Hult Prize pitch competition that will challenge Rutgers University students to create social enterprise business models around this year's theme:
"Refugees - Reawakening Human Potential" 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. We will also work to restore the rights and dignity of those currently living in informal/illegal settlements. Our aim is to reach 10M by 2022 and believe young people and their collective wisdom is the only way forward.
The team with the best idea, according to judges, will advance straight to regionals where they will have a chance to climb up the ladder and better their chances to win 1 Million Dollars in funding to finally bring their idea to reality. Additionally, they will exclusively have the opportunity to participate in the Hult Prize Accelerator.
By participating in the Hult Prize competition through Rutgers University, students have the advantage of advancing straight to the regional finals as opposed to competing against 20,000 other applicants who fill out the general application online with the parent organization of Hult Prize (hultprize.org). HultPrize@Rutgers: http://www.hultprizeat.com/Rutgers
This will be a fomal (Business Semi formal) dinner event, displaying student entrepreneurship and innovation.
5pm-5:45pm: Registration and Dinner
5:45-6pm: Introduction to the Competition and of the Judges
6-6:15: Guest Speaker (Sakura Atsumi - Senior Policy Advisor/Acting Deputy Director, UN Refugee Agency)
6-7:15pm: Presentations for Judges
7:45pm-8:45pm: Presentations for Judges
8:45-9:15 pm: Coffee Break and Deliberation with judges
9:15: Announcement of the Winning Team and Thank You to the Judges Competition Over