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.
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.