The Hult Prize Foundation has officially announced the locations and co-hosts of its 2021 Impact Summits. This year’s summits will take place across 50 different cities around the world, each hosting the regional final round of the Hult Prize flagship one-million-dollar startup challenge.
University of Energy and Natural Resources and Afrivoices for Climate Change (AFC) have been selected as a co-host for one of the 50 summits happening in March and April. In its 12th year, the Hult Prize Foundation received a record number of city-wide bids from over one-thousand applicants across the world, representing more than 3,000 organizations including private foundations, NGOs, and higher education institutions.
“Ghana is an ideal location to spark innovations among the next millennials and here at UENR we couldn’t be more thrilled to be hosting such a prestigious gathering of young people in partnership with AFC.
Moreover, this year’s challenge returns to the root of human experience; thus Food, Says King Lucas Darko (Campus Director for Hult Prize UENR). It’s affirmative that this year’s theme: Food for Good-Transforming food from a necessity into a vehicle for change and prosperity for humanity. In order to do this, students across the globe were tasked to come up with business ideas that will create jobs, stimulate economies, reimagine supply chain and improve outcomes for 10M people by 2030.
Mr. Charlemagne Quinitio, Chief Operating Officer at the Hult Prize Foundation credits Afrivoices for Climate Change (AFC) and the University of Energy and Natural Resources (UENR) commitment to building forward-thinking leaders who put an emphasis on shared value as the main reason the bid committee gave them the nod. “It’s not every day you find a partner organization that feels the exact same you do about the potential of young people to change the world. We are really looking forward to seeing the regional level impact that our Impact Summit at Accra can have.”
Hult Prize Impact Summits have a history of being life-changing experiences for attendees and bring together a community of people with an outlook of changing the world through business. Events are open to college and university students, industry professionals, academic leaders, and non-profit / government executives. Planned programming includes professional networking mixers, social events, inspirational keynote speeches, workshops, and the headline activity of the summit – the regional final demo day of the million-dollar Hult Prize Challenge.
More than 200 short-listed entrepreneurs will be pitching startups that solve this year’s UN-issued food challenge. At stake for one lucky team is a golden ticket invitation to attend the award-winning Hult Prize Accelerator program getting them one step closer to winning US$1,000,000 in startup capital.
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