Deadline: December 23, 2020 00:00 (CET)| Apply here
Eligibility: Students from any college or university in the world are invited to form teams of 3-4
Hult Prize 2021
The Hult Prize Foundation transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them.
With a US$1,000,000 global startup prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and trainings to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth everywhere to take action to build a better world.
In just over a decade, the foundation has deployed more than $65M into the impact sector which it helped create
Operating on more than 2,000 college and university campuses in 121 countries with a global team of more than 30,000 staff, student volunteers, and changemakers, the Hult Prize continues to be a disruptive global leader in education, soft skills training, and entrepreneurial development for the 21st century.
Transforming food into a vehicle for change
2021 Challenge will create jobs, stimulate economies, reimagine supply chains and improve outcomes for 10,000,000 people by 2030.
Food defines the human experience. Family dinners, religious feasts, quick snacks eaten during breaks at work, and our many other relationships with food combine to shape our bodies, our minds, our communities, and the world we call home.
Food is the ultimate equalizer. Yet increasingly over recent decades, food systems have become machines of extraction that reduce our well-being, weaken communities, and impoverish the world around us.
Once celebrated as pillars of society, community and the economy, today’s grocery stores and kiranas alike paint a dismal picture. Store aisles are filled with arsenals of cheap, addictive products that attack the soul through the hollowness of manufactured consumption.
Even street vendors peddle what has become a legalized weapon of mass destruction. Parents wage a daily battle to nourish and nurture their children, while supply chains funnel massive profits to corporations and billionaires.
In 2021, the Hult Prize returns to the roots of the human experience – food
You are challenged to transform food from a necessity for survival into a vehicle of change and prosperity for humanity. In order to do this, you will have to understand how our existing food systems work, and why they are failing humanity on a global scale.
The good news is that you will have many examples from which you can draw inspirations—a veritable army of pioneers who are rethinking food for a better world.
Your work will be drawn from these inspirations to build viable companies that will fundamentally change how we all think about food and food systems in the next decade and beyond.
Interested in applying for the Hult Prize 2021? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.