From U of T News:
Last year, six University of Toronto teams made it to the regional finals of the Hult Prize– an annual competition where teams of university students develop innovative ideas to solve the world’s biggest social problems, such as non-communicable diseases and malnutrition.
Those regional finals took place in London, Dubai, Boston, Sao Paolo, San Francisco and Shanghai.
This year, U of T students won’t have to travel so far to compete in the world’s largest student competition.The Hult Prize is coming to campus.
Teams of three to five students – from any faculty or school and any year – are eligible to register for the contest, and submit a proposal for a viable start-up company focussing on early childhood education, says MBA student Jason Visscher, who is organizing the Hult Prize at University of Toronto event.
More than 10,000 applicants from 150 countries entered the competition in 2013, tempted by a chance to win a prize of US$1 million as well as networking, mentorship and coaching opportunities and a meeting with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, whose Clinton Global Initiative cosponsors the competition together with the Hult International Business School.