International Hult Prize-2019 ‘On Campus’ was held at Noakhali Science and Technology University
International Hult Prize-2019 ‘On Campus’ was held for the first time at Noakhali Science and Technology University in collaboration with Institute of Information Sciences, United Nations and Global Clinton Initiative on 5 December, 2018 Wednesday. Touhidur Rahman Adil, student of Institute of Information Sciences, has been selected campus director for the Hult Prize NSTU on-campus programme. Shamima Yesmin, Hult Prize NSTU convenor, is hopeful that the selected team from NSTU has as good a chance as anyone to win this year’s Hult Prize. Vice-chancellor Professor Dr M Wahiduzzaman and Treasurer Professor Dr Mohammed Faruque Uddin of Noakhali Science and Technology University were present as guests of honour.
The Jury for the final competition comprises of Ahmed Bari, co-founder, vice president and dean, Work-Place Skills Development Academy New Zealand; Jishan Shamsad, country head, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC, Bangladesh; Sarwat Reza, head, business development examination services, British Council Bangladesh; Naushad Ekramullah, country head, business development, HSBC, Bangladesh; Dr Abdullah-Al Mamun, director, Institute of Information Sciences, Noakhali Science and Technology University; Dr Md Ridhwanul Haq, associate professor, IBA, Institute of Business Administration, University of Dhaka; and professor Dr Kazi Mostak Gausul Hoq, Chairman, department of information science and library management, University of Dhaka.
The programme was sponsored by Rex IT, Econo Ball pen, Dorji Bari, Royal tulip, Jahan Ara Agro Limited, Print gallery, Nice guest house, the release mentioned. The electronic and print media partners were- New Age, Samakal, Somoy TV, BD News 24 and Dhaka FM.
After the first round, seminal and grand final of the competition at NSTU in Noakhali, “Team Road Warden” was selected for the regional final in any of the 25 cities fixed by the Hult authority. From the 25 regional finals 25 team will o represent Bangladesh for the final Hult Prize at United Nations, New York, in September 2019.
Around 1,00,000 students from 40 countries will get the opportunity to attend the final round to be organised 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 2028.’ The winning team will be awarded the $1,000,000 prize.
Hult is the world’s largest student movement for the creation of new social enterprises. In partnership 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 25 regional finals happening around the world. 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.