Congratulations to Brandeis University 2019 Hult Challenge Winners "Team Talk!". Talk is a platform that connects companies instantly with interpreters while providing a meaningful pathway for growing careers.

Congratulations to Brandeis University  2019 Hult Challenge Winners "Team Talk!". Talk is a platform that connects companies instantly with interpreters while providing a meaningful pathway for growing careers.
Angesom Teklu

Message from Campus Director


"Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 10 Year Anniversary of the 2019 Hult Prize Challenge. The few but super dedicated members of the organizing committee have been working throughout the semester making sure everything went smoothly. We are very happy with the challenge: the superb creativity of participants, the star judges, and the excellent results. We would like to thank all participants for their enthusiastic response to the challenge and we are looking forward to your participation in the regional finals and beyond regardless of your results in the on-campus event. Please consider filling out the Challenge Application online by the deadline on November 15, 2018, 11:59 pm. Good luck to you all!"


Angesom Teklu
angesomteklu@brandeis.edu

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Hult Mixer and Mini-Presentation

Time: 12:30 PM
Date: Thursday, October 11, 2018
Venue: Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Glynn Amphitheater (G4)
Location: 415 South St,
Waltham,, MA, 02453
Additional Info: Come to the in-person mixer on Thursday, October 11th to hear experts talk about Pitching techniques and Youth unemployment.

Hult Pitch Competition

Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Sunday, October 28, 2018
Venue: Heller School for Social Policy and Management; Glynn Amphitheater (G4)
Location: 415 South St,
Waltham,, MA, 02453

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Islamia University

587 teams registered

2

Daffodil International University

580 teams registered

3

Noakhali Science & Technology University

504 teams registered

4

Nirma University

492 teams registered

5

Khulna University Of Engineering & Technology (KUET)

417 teams registered

Judges

Joan Dassin, PhD
Joan Dassin, PhD
Professor of International Education & Director of the MA/SID program
Dr. Joan Dassin is Professor of International Education and Development and Director of the MA Program in Sustainable International Development at the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University, a position she has held since July 2014. Dr. Dassin was the founding Executive Director of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program (IFP), an international scholarship program that enabled more than 4,300 young leaders from developing countries to pursue postgraduate degrees at universities worldwide. Previously, Dr. Dassin served as the Ford Foundation’s Regional Director for Latin America and Country Representative, Brazil Office, and as the Staff Associate for the Joint Committee on Latin American and Caribbean Studies at the Social Science Research Council. In 2017, she received the Heller School’s Teaching Award, and in 2011, she was recognized with the NAFSA: Association of International Educators’ Marita Houlihan Award for Distinguished Contributions to International Education. Dr. Dassin currently serves as Chair of the External Advisory Committee for the MSc program in International Health and Tropical Medicine at the Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health at the University of Oxford. Her most recent publication is a co-­-edited volume entitled International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). She holds a PhD from Stanford University in Modern Thought and Literature and has received three Fulbright Scholar Awards for teaching and research in Brazil.
David Weil, PhD
David Weil, PhD
Dean and Professor of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management
David Weil became the Dean and Professor of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University in August 2017. Prior to that, he was the Peter and Deborah Wexler Professor of Management at Boston University’s Questrom School of Business. He was appointed by President Barack Obama to be the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor and was the first Senate confirmed head of that agency in a decade. He led the Wage and Hour Division from 2014 to January 2017. Weil is an internationally recognized expert in employment and labor market policy; regulation; transparency policy and digital empowerment; and the impacts of supply-chain and industry restructuring on employment and work outcomes and business performance. Dr. Weil has written five books, most recently The Fissured Workplace (Harvard University Press). Dr. Weil received his BS at Cornell University and Master and Ph.D. degrees in Public Policy at Harvard University.
Bozhanka Vitanova
Bozhanka Vitanova
National Science Foundation I-Corps Instructor at Brandeis University
Bozhanka is a Fulbright scholar and National Science Foundation I-Corps Instructor at Brandeis University. As a Fulbright scholar, Bozhanka formulated the concept of an entrepreneurial muscle memory, offering a novel pathway to experientially develop critical entrepreneurial competencies. As an NSF I-Corps Instructor, she helps equip scientists with entrepreneurial skills, accelerating the economic and societal benefits of academic research. Bozhanka is highly passionate about youth employment and development and has helped build 100+ youth-led businesses in 35 countries.
Sean Rush
Sean Rush
President Emeritus - JA Worldwide
Sean C. Rush is a CEO, Board Director, and leader in the design, development, and delivery of global education programs in both the for-profit and non-profit organizations He leads one of the largest NGOs dedicated to leveraging education as the enabler for young people on six continents to transform their future and capture economic success. Earlier, he built a sustained performance record of value creation for a Fortune 20 market leader driving their global education industry group to double digit growth. For more than three decades he has authored numerous titles, served on multiple boards and contributed to a variety of global forums. As President & CEO of JA Worldwide Inc., Sean has responsibility for a $310 million global operation and leads 3,000 talent resources supported by 430,000 volunteers in the delivery of programs to 10.4 million students in 123 countries. He directs an organization of six Regional Operating Centers representing Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle-East & Northern Africa, and the U.S. He was handpicked in 2007 to build the financial and governance structural foundations vital to propel this almost 100 year old NGO innovator into the next century of performance.
Jerry Rubin
Jerry Rubin
President and Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Vocational Services (JVS)
Jerry Rubin is President and Chief Executive Officer of JVS. He is responsible for the overall direction and management of the organization, and leads its Leadership Team. His responsibilities include setting and leading the strategic direction of the organization, senior staff leadership development, leading organizational innovations, leading development efforts and financial growth, outreach to external constituencies and strategic partnerships, innovations in branding and marketing, and Board relations. Prior to joining JVS, Jerry was Vice President of Building Economic Opportunities at Jobs For the Future, a national workforce development and education policy, research, and consulting organization. Jerry founded and was Executive Director of two non-profit organizations: the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, a training and consulting organization, and the Coalition For a Better Acre, a community development corporation based in Lowell, Massachusetts. Jerry also spent ten years in the administration of Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn, leading several housing, economic development and workforce development initiatives. Jerry holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Government from Clark University and a Masters in City Planning from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is the author of numerous book chapters, articles, and monographs on housing, economic development and workforce development issues. Jerry is a member of the Boston Federal Reserve Bank’s Community Development Advisory Council (CDAC), a board member of the Economic Empowerment Trust Fund of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Hyde Square Task Force.
Rebecca Menapace
Rebecca Menapace
Associate Provost for Innovation Executive Director Office of Technology
Rebecca Menapace, MBA, CLP is the Associate Provost for Innovation, the Executive Director of the Office of Technology Licensing and the Executive of the Hassenfeld Family Innovation Center at Brandeis University. She is responsible for advancing the university’s academic mission of research excellence by pursuing strategic industry partnerships in a highly competitive business and academic environment. She actively supports science faculty, undergraduates, graduate students and post-doctoral fellows in commercializing their discoveries for the public benefit, and provides leadership and management for all of Brandeis’s intellectual property, start-ups and technologies. Rebecca also serves on the board of director's at Quad Technologies, as a judge and mentor for MassChallenge, and is a frequent guest lecturer. Prior to Brandeis, Rebecca spent 12 years with Partners Healthcare as the Director of Research Ventures and Licensing, leading all intellectual property, licensing and start-up development for Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She has also worked in corporate development, product management, applications engineering and research for a number of Boston-area biotechnology companies. Rebecca is a registered Patent Agent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office and is a named inventor on two U.S. patents. She earned her Master’s in Business Administration from the Northeastern University High Tech MBA Program and a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a concentration in Chemistry from SUNY College at Oswego.

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.

Kedryn Berrian

Kedryn Berrian

Event Planning & Logistics

Elizabeth Nguyen

Elizabeth Nguyen

Event Planning & Logistics

Joel Pugh

Joel Pugh

Communications & Marketing

Leila Quinn

Leila Quinn

Marketing & Recruitment

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