Hult Prize Challenge

$1M Start-up Challenge

Will you be the next $1M winner? We invite you to participate in the 10th annual Hult Prize by competing in our very own on-campus event! This year’s President’s Challenge will tackle a global social challenge (see below), as teams of 3-4 students come together from across campus and around the world to address!

Network with global leaders, meet students from all around the world and receive $1M in seed capital to launch your start-up.

The Hult Prize has created the world’s largest and most influential community to help you! Winning Hult Prize@ East Carolina University will automatically advance you to a regional competition where teams get to pitch their start-up in front of world-class judges, mentors and advisers. Then, the regional finalists will attend an intensive 8-week summer incubator program before pitching their game-changing idea to President Clinton for the chance to win one million dollars in seed capital.

Registering is easy. You don’t need to have an idea or be an expert; the Hult Prize is designed to allow you to get started changing the world now! No prior experience in social impact or required. We provide you with a detailed start-up manual, which outlines the challenge and brings to light the economic and social benefits that come with servicing the bottom of the economic pyramid. All you need to get started is the President’s Challenge and a team!

For 2021, the Hult Prize is asking teams around the world to build viable food enterprises that will impact the lives of 10M people in the next decade, while strengthening communities, increasing incomes, feeding the hungry and creating jobs.