Hult Prize- 2019 on Campus Grand Finale held at DIU

The final round on-campus competition of the Hult Prize is popularly known as student’s Nobel Prize worldwide was held for the 2nd time at Daffodil International University on 8th December 2018. In the final round, The Team “Craftiques” won the Final of On-Campus Hult Prize at Daffodil International University. First Runner-up is “Aspire” and Second Runner Up is “ Swadhin Nari”.

Based on different criteria’s of evaluation Daffodil International University is the number one in the world this year among 1200+ universities and the total number of registered participants was 580. So, winning three teams will get the opportunity to compete in different regional finals and the Team Craftique will be flying to Singapore to compete in the Regional Final on March 2019. First Runner-up team “Aspire” will be flying to Malaysia and Second Runner-Up team “ Swadhin Nari” will compete in regional finals in Mumbai.

Around 1,00,000 students from 40 countries will get the opportunity to attend the final round to be organized by United Nation Global  Clinton Initiative and Hult  International Business School with the vision of ‘youth employment: create 10,000  meaningful jobs for young people within 2018’ The winning team will be awarded the $1,000,000 prize.

In the final competition, there were three jury comprises of Bijon Islam, CEO & Co-Founder Light castle Partners, Nashid Ali, Founder & CEO CloudCreative Limited and Tanjim Ferdous, National Consultant, Innovation & Campaign Management, UN Capital Development Fund.

In the final competition, there were six teams: Seeds of Energy, Aspire, Sotej, Bunon, Swadhin Nari and Craftiques. After a strong fight, three became winners, Dr. Md. Sabur Khan, Chairman  & Board of Trustees of Daffodil international University handed over the championship crest to the winning team members of “Craftiques”.

The programme was sponsored by Skill Jobs, Bangladesh Venture Capital Ltd. Technowheaven Ltd, Art Express Twisted Café. The Electronic and print media partners are  Ekushey Television ( ETV), The Daily Star, The Daily Prothom Alo and Colors FM 101.6.

Hult is the world’s largest student movement for the creation of new social enterprises. In the relationship with the United Nations, the Hult prize hosts college and university events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up and awards one million dollars in start-up funding to the winner.

The winner of the intra-campus event will advance to one of fifteen regional finals happening around the worlds. One winning team from each host city then moves onto a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advice, and guidance as they create prototypes and get ready to launch their new social business.

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