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Hult Prize India Initiative

Sociocross is currently engaged with the Hult Prize through one of its founders, Raj Bordia, who is working as India Director of Hult Prize Global. Raj’s goals align with the mission of the Hult Prize, to help students come up with innovative business models to solve some of the world’s most difficult challenges.

The Hult Prize Foundation is the world’s largest start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship and millennial movement for social impact. Founded in 2009 by Hult International Business School alumnus Ahmad Ashkar, the Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and the planet’s largest crowd-sourcing platform for social good. Events are hosted in over 100 cities around the world each year, with regional finals taking place in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and on-line. The final round takes place at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City, hosted by President Bill Clinton.

The mission of the Hult Prize Foundation is to mobilize and empower the next generation of social entrepreneurs. The Hult Prize has been funded and supported by the Hult family since its inception in 2009 and sponsored by the Hult International Business School and run in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative. For more information, please visit

The Hult Prize, which has been called the “Nobel prize for students,” attracts over 20,000 of the world’s brightest students to solve one global problem annually, as posed by President Bill Clinton. Students compete on teams from top schools like Harvard, Stanford, MIT, and London School of Economics, as well as hundreds of other universities and colleges globally.

In its newest program, the Hult Prize has brought the USD$1 million start-up challenge directly to college campuses around the world in the breakthrough Hult Prize@ Program. Hult Prize@ is a quarterfinal round of the Hult Prize competition,and secures a spot at Regional Finals for the school’s winning team, bypassing thousands of applicants from the online general application pool. Last year 1,000 students from nearly 100 colleges and universities around the world participated in Hult Prize@, which is giving students an even bigger role to play in changing the trajectory of some of the world’s toughest problems.

Read more about the Hult Prize@ Program at