Team Dignify wins Hult@Harvard Prize! Congratulations Marta, Laura & Alex!

Team Dignify wins Hult@Harvard Prize!  Congratulations Marta, Laura & Alex!
Natalie Kostich

Message from Campus Director


"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 4, 2017. This is our chance to show the world that our institution is dedicated to Impact. See you soon!"


Natalie Kostich
nkostich@hotmail.com

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$1,000,000 Hult Prize @ Harvard Pitch Contest

Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Venue: Harvard Kennedy School - Malkin Penthouse, 4th floor Littauer
Location: JFK Street
Cambridge, MA, 02138

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

Emily Kumler Kaplan
Emily Kumler Kaplan
Journalist and Entrepreneur
Emily Kumler Kaplan is an award-winning investigative journalist. As an ABC network news producer for 20/20 and Primetime, a newspaper reporter and columnist, and magazine features writer, she has gone inside the minds of murderers, world leaders, celebrities, business innovators, and everyone in between. She is currently working on a book about globalization. In addition to her work as a journalist, Emily has founded three startup companies. Her work as a reporter allows her to dive into the big issues of our time and her work as a entrepreneur helps put solutions to those problems in motion. Her professional experience has taken her around the globe. Emily is also a certified mediator.
Vinod Parmeshwar
Vinod Parmeshwar
Director - Global Human Resources at Oxfam America
Vinod Parmeshwar is the Director of Global Human Resources at Oxfam America. He has significant expertise in program design, project management, team building, fundraising and financial management. At Oxfam, he helped launch Saving for Change, an innovative microfinance program which leverages the power of human capital and personal relationships, to enable more than half a million people in 5 countries save more than $13 million. Prior to joining Oxfam in 2004, Vinod worked in both the private and social sector with positions at Citibank, Catholic Relief Services and SEWA Bank. He taught microfinance at Brandeis University for 10 years and has served as a mentor to startups from the Hult Prize, the MIT IDEAS Challenge and the Heller Startup Challenge. He has made presentations and trained people in microfinance in Bangladesh, Cambodia, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, India, Kenya, Liberia, Macedonia, Mali, Peru, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania and the United States. Vinod holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Mumbai University and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management - Calcutta.
John J-H Kim
John J-H Kim
Senior Lecturer @ HBS, Co-Chair Public Education Leadership Project (PELP)
John J-H Kim is a Senior Lecturer in the General Management unit of the Harvard Business School. Mr. Kim created and teaches the second-year course Entrepreneurship and Technology Innovations in Education, which explores ways in which entrepreneurs are pursuing the use of technology to transform education and achieve higher performance. He also co-created and has co-taught the Social Innovation Lab, a project-based course providing student teams an opportunity to build a social enterprise with the discipline of business tools and entrepreneurial techniques. Previously, he taught Entrepreneurship and Education Reform. Mr. Kim also serves as the Co-Chair of the Public Education Leadership Project (PELP), a joint project of HBS and Harvard Graduate School of Education. PELP was founded in 2004 to work with some of the largest urban districts in the U.S. to improve the management and leadership competencies and practices of public education leaders. Additionally, Mr. Kim teaches in several executive education programs including Performance Measurement for Effective Management of Nonprofit Organizations (PMNO) and Governing for Non-Profit Excellence (GNE). Mr. Kim is the founder and CEO of The District Management Council (DMC), an organization that helps school districts achieve higher performance by improving their management practices. He is the founding editor of The District Management Journal, a publication which provides actionable insights related to leading and managing public school districts. Previously, Mr. Kim founded and led several firms in the education sector including a school management company that served more than 20,000 students in ten states. Additionally, he served as an Executive Vice President of Rakuten, Inc (JASDAQ: 4755), a global Internet services company, and was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company.
Jason Haber
Jason Haber
Real estate entrepreneur and author
Jason Haber is a serial and social entrepreneur. His extensive career has intersected the worlds of business, politics, academia and technology. In 2010 he co-founded Rubicon Property, a social entrepreneurial real estate firm based in Manhattan. Warburg Realty acquired Rubicon in 2013. He has vast experience in government and public policy. Haber has worked as an adviser for several elected officials and candidates in New York City and in Washington, D.C. Haber was an adjunct professor at John Jay College where he taught a public policy course. He is a board member of Rivet Media, a virtual reality startup. Haber is a frequent commentator on CNBC and Fox Business News and has been covered in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Communication from The George Washington University and a master’s degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University. Haber currently lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.
Owen Johnson
Owen Johnson
Chairman & CEO at Revival Brewing Company
Owen Johnson started his first company in the Fall of 1995 from his room at Kappa Sigma at MIT. Over the past 20 years, he has co-founded nine companies and has invested in over 90 through Betaspring, a nationally ranked accelerator he founded in 2009. He is a Founder & Chairman of Revival Brewing Company and currently serves on the board of directors of Location, Inc., a leading source of location-based data and tools for risk analysis. He holds an S.B. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is an active member of the MIT alumni community.

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.

Michael McCarthy

Michael McCarthy

Competition Organizer

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HARVARD UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM

Please Complete all areas to the best of your ability. Questions? Contact Michael@PowerSpeakingCoach.com or 617-470-3086. Good luck!

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.