Hult Prize 2017, IIT Kharagpur, Management Fest, Kharagpur, West Bengal, 5th November 2017

Category :
Management Fest
Event Type:
Start Date :
5th November 2017
End Date :
5th November 2017
Location :
Kharagpur, West Bengal
Organizer :
IIT Kharagpur

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Hult Prize 2017

About Event

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. The annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people. Winners receive USD 1 million in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.

In India, IIT Kharagpur along with 7 other institutes is chosen where separate quarter-finals will be held which include IIM Calcutta and BITS Pilani.

Each year, a critical social problem is selected by President Bill Clinton and a challenge is issued. Teams of 3-5 students are challenged to develop an innovative start-up enterprise to eradicate the problem. Access to Education. Clean water. Affordable housing. Clean energy. Solar Power. These are a few of the issues competitors have tackled since the competition’s inception. It’s a win-win for the world.
IIT Kharagpur has been selected as one of the seven institutions in India to organize the quarterfinal round of the Hult Prize 2016. The competition will invite the next wave of social entrepreneurs to pitch their B-Plan to solve a social challenge faced by billions of people around the globe.


There will be two rounds on the same day (Sunday, 5th Nov)
1st Round
You'll have to prepare a report on "Why should your team be chosen to compete in the 2018 Hult Prize Regional Finals?" in no more than 500 words
The first round will be judged on the basis of this report and the presentation that you prepare
60% marks (Presentation) + 40% marks (Report)
Presentation time - 6 mins | Q&A - 4 mins
2nd Round
Completely on the basis of presentation
Presentation time - 6 mins | Q&A - 10 mins
The winning team will get mementos and certificates and will qualify directly for the international regional finals

Event Guests

Mohammed saif, director, transaction energy services at EY
Pooja Rai, CEO, Anthill creations
Ajay Muttreja, member, national startup committee
Arnav Kumar, AVP at saif partners
Nagaraja Prakasam, angel investor, fund advisor
Abhijit Shevale, IAS officer
Sumant Parimal, global director at consulting and BD, partner at Stark consultancy services, USA
Siddharth Dasgupta, AVP at EY,

Event Caption

Leading A Grneration To Change The World



Event Sponsors in Kharagpur

Total Envionment
Punj Lloyd group
D-Link Academy

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