Applications are open for the Syracuse University Hult Prize, the campus qualifier for a $1 million global competition considered “The Nobel Prize” of student impact entrepreneurship. Sponsored through the Hult Foundation with the United Nations, The Hult Prize focuses on sustainable solutions to pressing global problems with a selected topic of focus each year.
The Blackstone LaunchPad at SU Libraries coordinates the Syracuse campus competition. Applications are due by February 1, 2023 for the campus competition which will be held on Friday, February 17, 2023 from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. The sooner applications are submitted, the better the LaunchPad can help teams prepare.
Winners of the OnCampus Competition will move on to the next rounds of the Hult Prize competition, getting one step closer to being invited to the Global Accelerator and pitching their ideas in Paris at the Hult Prize Global Finals for a chance at the $1 million grand prize.
Past LaunchPad Syracuse teams have gone on to global regionals in Boston, Toronto and San Francisco.
This year’s challenge is Redesigning Fashion, inviting students to launch an innovative social venture in the clothing and fashion industry to make it more sustainable.
To pitch an idea, students should complete the following steps:
- United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
- Choose an area of impact in the fashion industry’s value chain.
This year’s Syracuse’s campus competition judges will be experts and innovative business professionals in the fashion industry, offering participating teams valuable networking opportunities.
The LaunchPad can help match teams with mentors who can assist with taking ideas from concept to implementation and crafting an effective pitch presentation. Join the LaunchPad here to take advantage of these free services.
To apply to SU’s Hult Prize campus competition, students are required to fill out both of the following forms:
If students are interested in competing but don’t have a team, please fill out this interest form by November 15, 2023 to be potentially matched with a team.
After applying, students will hear back from Syracuse University’s Hult Prize campus director Sasha Temerte ’23 with competition details and logistics once they are available.
Please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
Story by Sasha Temerte ’23, LaunchPad Global Fellow