ATBU Joins Hult Prize World’s Largest Student Competition and Start-up Platform

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.

Hult Prize In partnership with former President Bill Clinton, this innovative crowd sourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Student teams compete around the world for a chance to secure $1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture.

Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi, Nigeria has joined the Hult Prize platform to enable students of the school to compete in the challenge as students tackle United Nations Youth Unemployment Challenge.
Local campus event is calling entrepreneurs to create problem-solving start-ups and compete for the $1,000,000 seed funding.


Ahmad Ashkar, CEO and Founder of the Hult Prize, attributes the success of the competition to the shift in the global economy and the millennial generation’s refusal to live in a world with inequality. “We are giving entrepreneurs from around the world a platform to innovate and revolutionize the way we think about servicing the disadvantaged,” Ashkar commented.

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The winning team from the Hult Prize of Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Bauchi Final Event will be fast-tracked to compete at one of the five Hult Prize Regional Finals around the world, bypassing the general application which annually receives over 20,000 applicants from more than 350 colleges and universities in over 150 countries.

The Hult Prize regional competitions will take place in March 2019 in all of our regional locations. Following the regional finals, one winning team from each host city will attend a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business. A final round of competition will take place in September, where one team will be selected as the winner and will be awarded the US$ 1,000,000.

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You can reach out to Yohanna Ayuba (Hult Prize Campus Director and Uplift Nigeria’s community advocate) for participation, sponsorship or support:
hultprizeatbu@gmail.com and, +2348160289070 for Hult Prize at Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University.

In the words of President Clinton, “The Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility, and shared prosperity, and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.”