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Eddie Gandevia

Message from Campus Director


"Berkeley has a deep heritage of addressing the gravest challenges that face our world – bringing together the world’s brightest minds, a care for our shared humanity, and a resolute ambition to have an impact in the world. And never has the world had a greater need for our vision, ingenuity, hustle and heart. Our global community is deeply fractured – driven by war, inequality, political turmoil and drastic changes in climate. “Massive demographic shifts are exerting relentless pressure on social, political, and physical infrastructure around the world. Conflict continues to drive millions from their homes. Persistent disparities in wealth and opportunity compel millions more to migrate, often under hazardous circumstances. As a consequence of these changes, national boundaries and identities are being tested, sometimes to the breaking point.” This is our generation’s challenge. Armed with social media, extraordinary technology, a global mindset and a deep sensitivity to do what is right – our generation has more power to achieve change than any that has come before it. So let’s build on the heritage of Berkeley; let’s harness the power of our generation; and let’s bring our heart and hustle to address perhaps the gravest, most complex, most challenging issue facing humanity today. Can we build sustainable, scalable social enterprises that restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022? Godspeed! Eddie Gandevia Campus Director, UC Berkeley Hult Prize, 2017"


Eddie Gandevia
eddie.gandevia@berkeley.edu

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The 2017 Challenge

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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EVENT DETAIL

UC Berkeley's Hult Prize Competition

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Venue: Haas School of Business
Location: Wells Fargo Room - C420
2220 Piedmont Avenue
Berkeley, CA, 94720
Additional Info: **APPLY TO PITCH BY NOVEMBER 22ND** Team Formation Spreadsheet: goo.gl/ffzhcS & Slides From Information Session: goo.gl/qese8H

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Lagos State University

216 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

Sophi Martin
Sophi Martin
Innovation Director
Dr. Sophi Martin develops and executes scaling strategies for technologies coming out of the Blum Center ecosystem, working with faculty and students to grow their impact. She also supports social innovators across the campus and Blum Center network in the Big Ideas contest and Social Innovator OnRamp curriculum. She contributes to the strategy and implementation of Blum Center growth, DIL, and the Development Engineering Designated Emphasis. From 2010 to 2014, Sophi worked for the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in corporate relations and research administration. Sophi holds a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering and a B.S. in Engineering Physics, both from UC Berkeley, and brings her passion for engineering to her role in transitioning science from the lab bench to making real impact on the world around us.
Akash Bakshi
Akash Bakshi
Assistant Director of Technology Assessment, UC Berkeley IPIRA
Akash Bakshi is an Assistant Director of Technology Assessment and Marketing. He assists in facilitating collaborations and research between industry and UC Berkeley through technology licensing and sponsored research. Before joining IPIRA, Akash marketed technologies at UC Davis and the University of Queensland. Akash has a Bachelors degree in Biochemistry and Cell Biology, and a Masters degree in Biotechnology.
Cameron Cross
Cameron Cross
Founder of uBegin and Serial Social Entrepreneur
Past companies and projects include enterprise and social welfare development with Australian Aboriginals; water and food security in rural Uganda; assessing an International NGO's sustainability programs for outcome effectiveness and local operation; stimulating integrated local enterprise and tourism; and recommendations to a sustainability training facility for financial viability.

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.

Eddie Gandevia

Eddie Gandevia

Campus Director

Rhonda Shrader

Rhonda Shrader

Executive Director

Adeeba Khairzad

Adeeba Khairzad

Program Manager

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UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY REGISTRATION FORM

**PLEASE NOTE** In the "About Team" section please describe your idea and who it will benefit in 200 words or less. DEADLINE IS NOVEMBER 22ND AT 11:59PM

Team member 1* Captain
Team member 2*
Team member 3*
Team member 4 (optional)
About your team
* Your team requires at least 3 members and no more than 4, and must be comprised of current students, with the option of one alumni member.