24th January 2023, Kathmandu
The Hult Prize, also known as the Nobel Prize for Students, is an annual international competition that encourages young people to develop creative and social enterprises that address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
Every year, Hult Awards at IOE, Pulchowk Campus organizes high-caliber activities and mentorship sessions for all its participants.
Such programs offer guidance and mentoring in a variety of ways to help participants reach their goal of winning the Hult Prize.
Hult Awards at IOE organized orientations in almost all its constituent colleges. At each orientation, participants were given a short introduction to the Hult Prize and stories from previous participants, and details of their journey. Queries from the audience were addressed, and interested candidates were called for team registration
After these orientation sessions were completed, the next step for the competitors was to attend workshops in the Hult Prize’s Entrepreneurship Series.
The first mentorship session “Introduction to Entrepreneurship” took place on December 24. The guest speakers for the discussion session were Rajni Gurung, Co-Founder, and Operations Manager of Deego Nepal and Sunny Rajopadhyay, Co-Founder and CEO of Ecorb Ventures, Co-Founder of Mushroom Biotechnology, Natasha Khemka, Founder and CEO of Wildwives.
The second mentorship session “Forming a Dream Team” was held on January 07. The guest speakers for the talk session were Ms. Shreya Giri, Founder and Managing Director of the Mental Health and Wellness organization Happy Minds, and CTO of Urban Girl. And the co-founder was Kiran Timsina.
The 3rd Mentorship Session “Business Ideas and Design Thinking” was held on January 14. The guests of the talk session were Veed App Founder Director Dwa, Mastkala Co-Founder Nikhil Aggarwal, Ved App Co-Founder, and Managing Director Sujit Pathak, and Mastkala Co-Founder Arun Aggarwal.
The 4th mentorship session “Subtle Art of Pitching” was held on January 21. The guest speakers for the discussion session were Mr. Abhivind Khania, Nepal representative for the School of Young Politicians Asia (KASYP – Asia), and Ms. Ichcha Malla, a trailblazer in the world of corporate training and education.
A total of 4 sessions, each of which was attended by professionals from different fields. Each helped make the contestants more polished and better candidates to win the Hult Prize.
These workshops were very beneficial as they provided advice and guidance to the participants in preparing for the Hult Award. These sessions were very engaging as participants could express their ideas, engage in discussions, and overall enjoy their way toward the Hult Prize.
They provided a huge advantage to those planning to come out on top this year. Although led by professionals, these seminars were not intimidating. Since they were free, there was no reason to pass up this opportunity.
After this, the next stage for the participants in the semi-finals. So competitors get ready with your pitches and mark your calendars. The ride is getting more fun.
The Hult Prize team at IOE, Pulchowk Campus could not have organized these seminars without the help of their faithful supporters. They have M Security as a security partner, Daraz as an e-commerce partner, and NMB as a silver sponsor.
Capital’, ‘Mast Kala’ as Title Sponsor, Hosting Partner ‘ProtozoaHost’, ‘Entrance Cafe’ as Venue Partner, ‘Impact Hub’, ‘Tasked’, and ‘DigitalOcean’ as General Sponsors of the event, as well as their behind-the-scenes support Everyone’s hard work, made the program stand out.
These programs will soon lead to the finals of the Hult Prize at the I.O.E. The Hult Prize team at IOE has no plans to stop anytime soon. Things are going smoothly and the entire chain of events is expected to proceed in the same fashion.