Comsats university social innovation

COMSATS University Selected to Host local edition of Hult Prize as students answer the United Nations Challenge and go head-to-head for US$1M. 

Comsats university social innovation

Hult Prize recently announced that COMSATS University Islamabad has been selected to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student movement for the creation of new social enterprises.

The annual Hult Prize awards one million dollars in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of our world’s toughest social challenges.

In partnership with the United Nations, the Hult Prize is hosting college and university events around the world in search of the next game-changing startup. Muhammad Wajih ud Din will be leading the Hult Prize at COMSATS University Islamabad On Campus Program, and is confident that his peers have as good as chance as anyone to go all the way and with this year’s Hult Prize.

 “Here at COMSATS University, we have students from diverse areas which helps in bringing up new and innovative ideas. We have intelligent students here who are capable enough to tackle world’s most challenging situation. I have complete faith in my peers and we will work hard as team to give our best and take our students to win in the Global Finals.”

The winner of the intra-campus event will automatically advance to compete in one of fifteen regional finals happening around the world. One winning team from each host city will then move onto a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business.

A final round of competition will be hosted in September, where the winning team to be awarded the $1,000,000 prize.

“The Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces,” Clinton has stated.

Hult Prize at COMSATS University Islamabad is now recruiting volunteers and teams who are interested in registering for the competition.

To learn more, email: Muhammad Wajih ud Din Campus Director at COMSATS University.

By Zainab Zaidi

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