Hult Prize inspires student entrepreneurs to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovative social enterprises with positive global impact. Through our year-long competition, over 100,000 young people in 120 countries work to create high-impact startups that address the annual challenge in alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Finalists pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges, and the winning team receives $1M USD in funding to make their idea a reality.
Each year, tens of thousands of college and university students from 120+ countries participate, and since its inception, participants have represented 2,000+ institutions of higher education.
Since it was launched in 2009 by a group of Hult International Business School students, the Hult Prize has engaged more than 1 million youth worldwide. Many of our alumni continue to work actively on solutions to the world's most pressing social issues. The Hult family, founders and owners of EF Education First and benefactors of the Hult International Business School, support the prize by providing a US$1M grant to the winning team(s) at a capstone event each September.
Changing the world through social enterprise.
The world faces many pressing problems that are going to take true innovation to solve. We believe that fresh ideas from students with a real stake in the future have the power to take us to undreamed new places.
Inspire student entrepreneurs to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovative social enterprise with positive global impact.
Annually host the world’s largest student competition for game-changing business ideas. Challenge young entrepreneurs worldwide to solve a pressing social issue. Invite the most promising startups to pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges. Award the winning team $1M USD in funding to make their big idea a reality.
The Hult Prize has engaged millions worldwide. Each year, 100,000+ students in 120 countries create innovative social startups. We help them to imagine, test, and refine their ideas, and ultimately, bring them to life. Many of our alumni have launched high-impact businesses that have truly moved the needle.
Bertil Hult Benefactor of Hult Prize, Founder EF Education First
International education company, founded in 1965, that specializes in language training, educational travel, academic degree programs, and cultural exchange.
Hult is a dynamic multicultural community that educates, inspires, and connects some of the world’s most forward-thinking business talent by flipping the traditional approach to education by using learning-by-doing experiences to transform students' skillset.