The Hult Prize 2021 is an International University Level Movement offered in partnership with the United Nations and is hosted and supported by Hult International Business School and generously funded by Swedish entrepreneur BertilHult and his family.
It is a $1 million US Dollar cash prize cash prize challenge meant for leading the youths of today to be part of a generation of global change. The Hult Prize declares a new challenge every year, aligned with a large market of opportunities, inspiring students from over 121 countries to solve one of the greatest problems of mankind. This year’s theme is “Food for Good: Transforming Food into a Vehicle for Change” where students are required to come up with a Start-Up idea based around this central theme.
Starting out with 25 teams, mentored by a team of experts, a team of young students from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong won the first ever held On-Campus Hult Prize NEHU challenge held on January 13.
The team comprising of three members, namely Jane Mebalari Wahlang, Vidyant Roy Patgiri and Ernie First Lyngdoh, calling themselves Team Iuvenis Minds, have won themselves a spot in the Regional Summit of the Hult Prize event to be held later in the month of March 2021, a step closer to claiming the $1 million US Dollar cash prize and achieving their Start-Up dream.
The first runner up was a team called Team Aces comprising of four students, namely Aushinar Dastidar, Ananya Bhattacharjee, Akangsha Chakravorty and Muskan Singhania and the second runner up was a team called Team Phoenix comprising of Prerna Rana, Tanvi Dey, Ashmita Saha, and Madhu Shah Bareh.
After hours spent by the teams, pitching their Start Up ideas, the teams were carefully deliberated and selected by a panel of distinguished experts consisting of B K Sohliya, Pius Ranee and Dr. Gino A. Sangma. The team Iuvenis Minds will now embark in representing NEHU at the Regional Round of the Hult Prize.