GAU Selected to Host local edition of Hult Prize as students answer the United Nations Challenge and go head-to-head for US $1M
Nada Tka, Girne American University Campus Director, recently announced that GAU has been selected to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. 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 start-up. Nada Tka has been leading the Hult Prize at Girne American University On-Campus program, and is confident that her peers on campus have as good of chance as anyone to go all the way and with this year’s Hult Prize. “It’s not everyday that you have an opportunity to change the world. A team of you will be representing all of us at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals happening on March 12, 2018. This is our chance to show the world that our institution is dedicated to Impact. See you in New York!” – said Nada Tka, addressing the GAU students, participants of Hult Prize.
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 advance to an intensive 8-week summer business incubator, where they will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business. The final round of competition will take place in September, where a jury panel will select the annual Hult Prize winner. USD 1,000,000 Prize to the winning team.
We wish all the participants the most of luck and thank Girne American University for supporting this initiative.
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