The winning team is Slate! We are so incredibly proud of you guys and know you will be great at regionals!

The winning team is Slate! We are so incredibly proud of you guys and know you will be great at regionals!
Nikhila Nandgopal

Message from Campus Director


"Our families and communities have contributed to who we are today. Many people are forced from their homes for reasons they cannot control. They have been let down for far too long. This year, we have the chance to help the refugees! Let's show the world what UMass can do."


Nikhila Nandgopal
nnandgopal@umass.edu

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REAWAKENING HUMAN POTENTIAL

building sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises that will restore the rights and dignity of 10million people by 2022

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Info Session

Time: 7:15 PM
Date: Monday, October 31, 2016
Venue: Isenberg Rm 112
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Hult Prize Idea Jam

Time: 7:15 PM
Date: Monday, November 7, 2016
Venue: Isenberg Rm 112
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Workshop

Time: 7:15 PM
Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Venue: Isenberg Rm 112
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Workshop

Time: 7:15 PM
Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Venue: Isenberg Rm 112
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Hult Prize @Amherst

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Venue: Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall
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HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Lagos State University

215 teams registered

2

Government Degree College,Porumamilla

200 teams registered

3

Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

181 teams registered

4

National University of Sciences and Technology

133 teams registered

5

Cairo University

108 teams registered

Judges

Michael Alden
Michael Alden
General Manager of Social Enterprise for Ascentria
Michael Alden is Vice President/General Manager of Social Enterprise for Ascentria. He is currently growing Language Bank, a successful social enterprise of Ascentria that trains and employs refugees and other new Americans as language interpreters. Michael recently worked as a manager in the corporate advisory & restructuring services practice of Grant Thornton in NYC, and previously worked at Ernst & Young in Boston. Michael completed the Executive Program in Social Entrepreneurship at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, has an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School with an enrichment concentration in sustainable enterprise, an MSA from the University of Virginia, and is a 2004 graduate of the UMass Isenberg School of Management.
Tom Moliterno
Tom Moliterno
Vice Dean of Isenberg School of Management
Tom Moliterno earned his B.A. from the College of William and Mary, an M.B.A. from Boston University, and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Irvine. Moliterno's scholarly interests include resource-based theory, behavioral theory, strategic human capital, microfoundations of strategy, and social networks. Moliterno received the 2012 Research Excellence Award from the Isenberg School of Management, and in his previous position at the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, was named the 2011 Outstanding Executive International MBA Professor. He is currently on the editorial review board of the Journal of Management, where he has also published his research on network theory of organizations. Moliterno's teaching portfolio at the Isenberg School includes a course on social entrepreneurship. His prior experience includes serving as the director of U.S. field operations for the International Fund for Animal Welfare.
Earl Stafford
Earl Stafford
Chairman of Earl Stafford Foundation
In 1988, Stafford founded Universal Systems & Technology, Inc. (UNITECH), a training and information technology company. During his twenty one years as UNITECH’s chairman and chief executive officer, the company accrued millions of dollars in revenue and was recognized as one of the top minority businesses in information technology. In 2009, Stafford sold the company to defense technology corporation Lockheed Martin. Additionally, Stafford founded The Stafford Foundation, a faith-based, philanthropic organization in 2002. The foundation is credited for “The People’s Inaugural Project” initiative, which brought more than 400 disadvantaged and underserved individuals to Washington, D.C. for a three-day celebration of President Barack Obama’s historic inauguration.
Dean Cycon
Dean Cycon
Founder of Deans Beans
Dean Cycon founded his coffee company as an experiment to see if a business committed to social activism through fair trade could also turn a profit. Around two decades later, not only is Dean’s Beans a success, Cycon has been recognized by a panel of Nobel laureates. The New York lawyer-turned-Massachusetts entrepreneur became the only American to take home one of this year’s Oslo Business for Peace Awards. The award that’s informally referred to as the “Nobel prize of business" honors socially responsible business owners who bring about positive change. Cycon has done just that in founding Dean’s Beans, which is dedicated to paying all of its suppliers premium prices that then allow them to live sustainably, a practice commonly referred to as fair trade.

Organizing Committee

In a few short years, the Hult Prize has become one of the most prestigious student competitions in existence today, offering teams unparalleled opportunities and resources. With the goal of educating and engaging students at its core, this truly international prize has created a platform to support the launch of social enterprises that are tackling seemingly intractable global challenges.

Michelle Huang

Michelle Huang

Social Media Co-Ordinator

Rune Percy

Rune Percy

Community Outreach

Peri Michael

Peri Michael

Marketing Co-ordinator

Eunji Cho

Eunji Cho

Team Co-ordinator

Amelia Vega

Amelia Vega

Event co-ordinator

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