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"It's not everyday that you have an opportunity to change the world. A team of you will be representing all of us at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals happening on March 3-4, 2017. This is our chance to show the world that our institution is dedicated to Impact."

April Nishimura

Win $1,000,000 in start-up funding

The 2017 Challenge


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

Hult Prize Vision

Competing in Hult Prize is easy



the 2017 President's challenge



your team



your team



your start-up idea


Registration Deadline

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Location: N/A

Hult Prize @ Brandeis Competition

Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Venue: The Heller School for Social Policy & Management
Location: N/A



Lagos State University

216 teams registered


Government Degree College,Porumamilla

200 teams registered


Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology

181 teams registered


National University of Sciences and Technology

133 teams registered


Cairo University

108 teams registered


Grace Gaskill
Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator, Catholic Charities
Grace is a recent UVM grad working with newly-arrived refugees in the Boston area. As part of her position, she has been able to see first-hand the challenges faced by incoming refugees, and works with volunteers in Boston to provide support to new arrivals. She is looking forward to hearing ideas from people who are interested in helping such a resilient and deserving population.
Sheryl Seller
Program Administrator, Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy
Sheryl Seller is the Program Administrator for the Sillerman Center for the Advancement of Philanthropy at the Heller School, where her work focuses on youth philanthropy as well as immigrant integration and refugee resettlement. She sits on the Design Team of the Social Justice Funders Network, where she collaborates with other social justice funders to execute informative events and learnings particularly around racial justice funding. Sheryl received her MA in Global Studies with a concentration in Immigration Patterns and Policy and her BA in International and Global Studies and Hispanic Studies from Brandeis, and she also holds a TEFL certificate.
Anna Trieschmann
Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Social Innovation Forum
Anna Trieschmann is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships at the Social Innovation Forum (SIF), a nonprofit and social impact business accelerator in greater Boston that supports nearly 100 social good organizations in its portfolio. In more than four years at SIF, Anna has had the opportunity to hold various positions that have allowed her to better understand the intricacies of supporting and sustaining high-impact social purpose organizations. Anna also volunteers with and serves in leadership positions for various nonprofits and social enterprises including InnerCity Weightlifting in Boston and Curt's Cafe in Chicago and has also worked with the Carroll School of Business at her alma mater, Boston College, to develop curriculum and content to help students better prepare for working for social impact.
Nithyaa Venkataramani
Manager, Portfolio Investing, New Profit, Inc.
Nithyaa manages the investment selection function for New Profit, Inc. a national venture philanthropy firm that selects, funds, advises and scales high-performing social entrepreneur-led organizations and their impact. She is focused on managing due diligence processes, screening and selection of new investments with New Profit's funds and external partners, coordinating pipeline management across New Profit's funds, driving opportunities to integrate learnings firm-wide, and creating collaborative knowledge sharing experiences for our overall portfolio of high-performing social entrepreneur-led organizations. Prior to serving in this role, Nithyaa was the Chief of Staff to the CEO and Founder at New Profit. Nithyaa has also spent time in a variety of nonprofit and policy roles with GlobalGiving, the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network, and the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the US Department of Commerce, and has worked in different capacities with various college student-led startups. She is a graduate of Tufts University, where she majored in International Relations and minored in Economics.

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Interested in competing in the Hult Prize@ Brandeis University? Register now!

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.