Wednesday, September 11, 2019, Kathmandu
Hello and Namaste everyone!
I am Pragya Gyawali, Campus Director for Hult Prize at Tribhuvan University. I am an MBA student at School of Management, Tribhuvan University (SOMTU).
What is the Hult Prize?
The Hult Prize was established by Bertil Hult and is an annual, year-long competition that crowdsources ideas from students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food, security, water access, energy and educations aligned with the UN sustainable development goals. The Hult Prize, in collaboration with the UN, is the globe’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good, for-profit startups emerging from university, and every year welcomes more than 2000 colleges and universities from all around the globe. The Hult Prize is a partnership among Hult International Business School and the United Nations Foundation.
What impact does the Hult Prize have?
Named the “Nobel Prize for Students”, ranked amongst the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Co., and “Top 5 Ideas Changing the World” by TIME Magazine, Hult Prize has trained over one million youth in impact entrepreneurship over the past decade, the movement has deployed more than $50 Million of capital into the field and mobilized and empowered millions of young people to re-think the future of business as it continues to breed disruptive innovation on college and university campuses across 120 plus countries. The Hult Family – founders of Education First (EF)-donates USD 1 million in seed capital to help the winning team launch a social enterprise each year.
What is the Hult Prize On Campus Program?
Hult Prize On Campus Program is the quarterfinal round of the Hult Prize, the winners of which will advance to the Regionals Summit. In Nepal, the Hult Prize On-Campus Program is hosted at Tribhuvan University (IOE and SOMTU), Kathmandu University, Pokhara University, Purbanchal University, Kings College, etc.
What is Hult Prize at Tribhuvan University (SOMTU)?
Hult Prize at School of Management Tribhuvan University, is the event where all the non-science / non technical students can participate (IOE Pulchowk hosts event for the science/technological) which allows the winning team to bypass the traditional application process and fast track their idea through one of the 30 plus Regional Final rounds of the competition.
What is your role as the Campus Director?
As a Campus Director for Hult Prize at Tribhuvan University, I have been selected to train, educate and inspire students by building impact community around On Campus activities, spread awareness of the Hult Prize 2020 Challenge and fulfill all requirements to have the winning team of Hult Prize on Campus at Tribhuvan University advance directly to the Regional Summits around the world on March 2020.
How have you planned to organize the event?
This year we plan to reach to most of the colleges affiliated to Tribhuvan University from eastern Nepal to Far-West Nepal. We will be conducting an orientation session and appointing a Campus
A representative for the colleges and coordinating with them to make the event impactful. The fact is dated to be held at the School of Management premises on December 7, 2019.
What message do you want to flourish through us?
Thanking ICT Frame Magazine, I express my sincere gratitude for providing this fantastic opportunity to voice myself through this platform; I would like to reach out to all the organizations and business corporations to extend their hands to support us and help us lead a generation to change the world: Through Good, For Good.