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The Hult Prize Grand Finale: Makerere University

  • In Innovation
  • 28 Nov 2019 - 10:17am
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 840
The Hult Prize Grand Finale, 9th December 2019, The Auditorium, Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF 2), Makerere University, Kampala Uganda.

Makerere University has been selected to host a Ugandan edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student movement for the creation of new social enterprises. The Grand Finale will be held on 9th December 2019 in the Central Teaching Facility 2 (CTF 2) Auditorium. The annual Hult Prize awards One Million US Dollars (UGX 3.8Bn) in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of our world’s toughest social challenges.

This year's theme:  BUILDING STARTUPS THAT HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON OUR PLANET WITH EVERY DOLLAR EARNED.

In partnership with the United Nations and Earth Day Network, the Hult Prize is hosting university events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up. Silver Walugembe will be leading the Hult Prize at Makerere University On-Campus Program and is confident that Makerere students have as good a chance as anyone to go all the way and with this year’s Hult Prize.

“Only 20 companies are contributing to a third of the global carbon emissions, the times in which our generation lives are not ordinary times! We dwell on the interface between two worlds: A world as it is, and a world as its meant to be” says Mr. Walugembe, the Campus Director.

The winner of the intra-campus event will automatically advance to compete in one of 25 regional finals happening around the world, and 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.

“The Guild Ministry for ICT and Research intends to promote innovations in the university with a vision to create innovations hubs at the different colleges to mentor and guide the innovators to come up with problem-solving concepts beneficial to the university, country and the world, thus, the Hult Prize” says Hon. Rodney Kiggundu, 85th Guild Minister for ICT and Research.     

Register here: hultprizeat.com/makerere

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About the Hult Prize Foundation

Hult Prize is the world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from university with over 2,500 staff and volunteers around the world. 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 Hult Prize Foundation been called the “Nobel Prize for Students” and has been featured in a TIME Magazine Cover Story highlighting the “Top 5 Ideas Changing the World.”

To learn more, visit www.hultprize.org OR contact the campus director through Email: walsil.sw[at]gmail.com OR Mob: +256 706 054 660

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