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KadPoly To Host Hult Prize For $1m Prize

By: Mayen Etim

KADUNA, North-West, Nigeria – Kaduna Polytechnic has been selected to host a local edition of the world’s largest student movement, the Hult Prize for the creation of new social enterprises.
Campus Director for Hult Prize KadPoly, Mary Pius, who made the disclosure said that students will answer the United Nations Challenge and go head-to-head for $1m.

According to her, the Hult Prize is the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from university with over 2500 staff and volunteers around the world.

She said that in nearly a decade, the movement has deployed more than $50m of capital into the sector and mobilized more than one million young people to re-think the future of business as it continues to breed disruptive innovation on college and university campuses across 100 plus countries”.
The Campus Director added that the event is in partnership with the United Nations, the Hult Prize is hosting college and university events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up.

She also informed that she will be leading the Hult Prize at KadPoly on Campus Program, and is confident that her peers have as good chance as anyone to go all the way and win this year’s prize.

“It is not every day you have the opportunity to change the world, make use of your today in order for your tomorrow to be great.

“The winner of the intra-campus event will automatically advance to compete in one of fifteen regional finals happening around the world.

“One winning team from each host city will then move onto a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business.

“A final round of the competition will be hosted in September, where the winning team will be awarded the $1,000,000 prize.

“The Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.

“Hult Prize at KadPoly is now recruiting volunteers and teams who are interested in registering for the competition,” she said.

The annual Hult Prize awards one million dollars in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of world’s toughest social challenges.

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