Solve something with social impact through the Hult Prize

Are you driven by a desire to impact the world for the better and create success for yourself beyond barriers? The Blackstone LaunchPad at Syracuse University invites to you to participate in our fourth annual Hult Prize Competition on Friday, March 4th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The Hult Prize is a prestigious global business competition started by a partnership between the Hult Business School and the United Nations Foundation. The competition 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 where they will get the chance to compete with international student teams for the chance to work with world class mentors and pitch at the United Nations for $1 million in investment. Past Syracuse winners have gone on to compete in Toronto, Boston, and San Francisco.

All Syracuse University students are invited to pitch.  Competitors do not need any traction at this point, simply an idea for how to use business for employment or social good.  We welcome all those interested in business, entrepreneurship, social good, and finding solutions to societal problems to compete.

The call for ideas can be found here.

The application can be found here.

Required materials for the application are basic info on idea an team, as well as a one-page executive summary.

The deadline for application is due a week before, on February 26th.

The competition will be held in-person at the LaunchPad in Bird Library on March 4th, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Competitors will be asked to give a five-minute pitch of their idea with a four-minute Q&A from the judges.

For additional info about the Hult Prize, please contact Claire Howard,

These competitions are particularly important to the LaunchPad because they encourage students to harness business to create social good and honor underrepresented members of our community. Entrepreneurship has the power to change societal problems, and we are thrilled to present opportunities to the Syracuse community for tangible problem-solving through innovation. We warmly invite change-makers and dreamers to apply to the Hult Prize.