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LaunchPad Hosts Hult Prize Competition
Syracuse University Libraries’ Blackstone LaunchPad will host the Hult Prize competition on Friday, March 4, from 2 p.m to 4 p.m, at the LaunchPad in Bird Library. The prestigious global business competition began as a partnership between the Hult Business School and the United Nations Foundation. It challenges students to present products, services, technologies and other solutions to societal problems. This year’s challenge is “Getting the World Back to Work,” which asks student teams to pitch a business idea with social impact that can stimulate employment post-pandemic.
Winners of the campus competition will advance to a regional competition. Regional winners will then compete with international student teams for the opportunity to work with world-class mentors and pitch at the United Nations for $1 million in investment. Past Syracuse University winners have gone on to compete in Toronto, Boston and San Francisco.
All students are invited to pitch their idea for how to use business for employment or social good. More information on the Hult Prize competition is available, along with the Syracuse University common application for all competitions. The deadline for the Hult Prize application is February 26.
Competitors will be asked to give a five-minute pitch of their idea with a four-minute question and answer from the judges. For additional information about the Hult Prize, contact Claire Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.