The Hult Prize challenges young people to solve the world’s toughest issues by empowering them to make money, do good and make life better for millions of people through the creation of for-good for-profit businesses. To learn more about the purpose of the Hult Prize, go This year’s challenge is Food for Good. RIT's Campus Director is Ryan B. Brown, a third year Mechanical Engineering student in the Honors Program. Ryan views engineering as finding a way to help people via technical skills and is excited to show the world that our institution is dedicated to Impact.

The kickoff event will educate interested RIT students about the topic and the Hult Prize, addressing questions and assisting with formation of teams of 3-4 students. Students will then prepare a 3-4 minute pitch presentation for a panel of judges. These pitches will not be a fully formed idea, students will have time and help to get to that point to, hopefully, proceed through the competition in 2021. The ultimate prize for this worldwide competition hosted on over 2000 college campuses is $1m in start-up funding for your business.

The kickoff is on Wednesday, October 28 from 6:30-8 pm. The first round of pitches are due November 18, with groups being mentored on November 30. Submissions for Regionals are due by December 15 with that competition occurring in March.

Kerrie Bondi
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When and Where
October 28, 2020
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This is an RIT Only Event

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