Congrats to Abhay, Abishek, Hironao & Rakshita! Team Enrailed Samurai, equipped with direct on-site experiences, leadership potential and the outlook to transform an idea into reality will represent Hokkaido University during the Regional Finals!

Congrats to Abhay, Abishek, Hironao & Rakshita! Team Enrailed Samurai, equipped with direct on-site experiences, leadership potential and the outlook to transform an idea into reality will represent Hokkaido University during the Regional Finals!
Esma Esra Onay

Message from Campus Director


"Konnichiwa! My name is Esma, the campus director of Hokkaido University. My vision as Hokkaido University’s campus director is not only to enable students to tackle energy-related social challenges through creating their start-up ideas, but also to foster cross-cultural youth exchange on campus level. Working towards the betterment of social good, while interacting with participants from different countries and majors is a great opportunity to share experiences, create new knowledge and ideas, while building long-lasting friendships and establishing regional cooperation. Share your Knowledge. Create your Start-up. Challenge the World. Impact People's Lives. Let's engage in Hult!"


Esma Esra Onay
esmaesraonay@gmail.com

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The 2018 Challenge

Harnessing the power of energy to transform the lives of 10 million people

HOW WILL YOU CHANGE THE WORLD WITH US $1 MILLION?

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EVENT DETAIL

Information and Networking Session 1

Time: 6:15 PM
Date: Friday, October 13, 2017
Venue: Room A1-01
Location: Graduate School of Engineering
Hokkaido University
Sapporo, ,
Additional Info: Learn more about Hult Prize and this year's challenge on Energy during our Information and Networking Session! We have invited a special guest, professor Yoshichika Iida (specialized in Graduate Career Development) to give a short lecture about the UN SDGs and Social Entrepreneurship. Join the InfoNet Session, find your teammates, and become the next top social entrepreneur in 2018!

Information and Networking Session 2

Time: 6:15 PM
Date: Thursday, October 19, 2017
Venue: Room A1-01
Location: Hokkaido University
Graduate School of Engineering
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Additional Info: Learn more about Hult Prize and this year's challenge on Energy during our Information and Networking Session! We have invited a special guest, professor Yoshichika Iida (specialized in Graduate Career Development) to give a short lecture about the UN SDGs and Social Entrepreneurship. Join the InfoNet Session, find your teammates, and become the next top social entrepreneur in 2018!

Information and Networking Session 3

Time: 6:15 PM
Date: Thursday, October 26, 2017
Venue: Room A1-51
Location: Hokkaido University
Graduate School of Engineering
Sapporo, ,
Additional Info: Learn more about Hult Prize and this year's challenge on Energy during our Information and Networking Session! We have invited a special guest, professor Yoshichika Iida (specialized in Graduate Career Development) to give a short lecture about the UN SDGs and Social Entrepreneurship. Join the InfoNet Session, find your teammates, and become the next top social entrepreneur in 2018!

Welcoming Dinner with the Executives

Time: 7:30 AM
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Venue:
Location: N/A
Additional Info: An exclusive dinner will be hosted to welcome all 2018 Hult Prize participants of Hokkaido University. Hult Prize should not be seen as a competition between rivals, but as an opportunity to foster friendships and future ties. Meet the others, meet the executive team, and let's create ties while enjoying a great evening!

Workshop and Event Series 1: Topic Lecture on Energy

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Venue: Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Room S5
Location: Hokkaido University
Sapporo, ,
Additional Info: Learn more about this year's challenge on Energy, and what the social impacts of energy are to the current and future generations across the globe. Ms. Sayaka Watanabe, founder and CEO of re:terra and founder and organizer of Asian Women Social Entrepreneurs, will provide a special lecture on this year's challenge on Energy. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to better comprehend the social impacts of energy and to apply knowledge that is central to the comprehension of sustainable energy as one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, and to create a social business idea that revolves around energy and its six dimensions.

Workshop and Event Series 2: Social Entrepreneurship and Business Building (I), Branding (II)

Time: 1:00 PM
Date: Saturday, November 11, 2017
Venue: Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Room E208
Location: Hokkaido University
Sapporo, ,
Additional Info: This workshop consists of two parts. In the part I, we have invited over Mr. Takahiro Fushimi from C4 Capital for New Commons (a company that inspires positive change through social finance), to provide a workshop that revolves around social entrepreneurship and business building, which is accessible for those who have no prior experience with social businesses. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to apply the basic concepts and insights in social entrepreneurship and its role in the contemporary society by developing entrepreneurial skills, and to develop a feasible social business plan that tackles the social impacts of energy and its six dimensions. In part II, a short seminar will be provided on business branding and marketing through social media.

Workshop and Event Series 3: Knowledge Cafe

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017
Venue: Institute for the Advancement of Higher Education, Room S5
Location: Hokkaido University
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Additional Info: Through the Knowledge Cafe hosted in the middle of the on-campus events, this year's participants can meet up with last year's participants to ask for advice and experience. Knowledge Cafe enables participants to stay on track and improve their social start-up ideas, such that their performance during the Hokkaido University Campus Finals will be the best.

Workshop and Event Series 4: Presenting & Public Speaking for Japanese

Time: 1:00 AM
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Venue:
Location: Hokkaido University
Sapporo, ,
Additional Info: This workshop is implemented with the objective to improve the public speaking and presenting skills for Japanese students who wish to enhance their effective command of the English language.

Workshop and Event Series 5: Rehearsing & Pitching for Hult Prize

Time: 1:00 PM
Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017
Venue:
Location: Hokkaido University
Sapporo, ,
Additional Info: Presenting is one thing, pitching for Hult Prize is another. In this last workshop, participants get to opportunity to rehearse their pitches prior to the Hokkaido University Finals, and to receive feedback on their pitches!

Hokkaido University Campus Finals

Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, December 9, 2017
Venue: Conference Hall, Big Hall
Location: Hokkaido University
Sapporo, ,
Additional Info: Watch the next wave of social entrepreneurs rise at Hokkaido University on December 9th, 2017! The greatest minds will pitch their world-changing social start-up ideas for the most experienced judges. Which team would it be that proceeds to the Regional Finals in March next year?

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Helwan University

319 teams registered

2

Minya University

282 teams registered

3

American International University-Bangladesh(AIUB)

238 teams registered

4

National University of Sciences and Technology

183 teams registered

5

Sukkur IBA University

181 teams registered

Judges

Takeshi Yamasaki
Takeshi Yamasaki
CEO, Global Agents Co., LTD
At the age of 22, Yamasaki came up with the idea of doing good for the society through housing, and decided to set up his own investment company prior to his graduation at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Having left his career in real estate investments at Goldman Sachs, Yamasaki is now the CEO of Global Agents. Currently, Global Agents is expanding rapidly throughout Japan with over 40 social apartments, four hotels, and six restaurants.
Motoyuki Arai
Motoyuki Arai
Innovation Coordinator & President, E2N Lab. LLC.
Motoyuki is aiming to achieve an economy in which social issues are solved continuously through profitable business, and as a result, is currently managing several companies and providing consulting services for the business development. He has a wealth of experience in social business and project development, with a focus in energy, water & sanitation, and agriculture in Asia, the Middle East, and Africa, through his career experience at a global consulting firm, the University of Tokyo, and a start-up.
Valerie Moschetti
Valerie Moschetti
Senior Advisor for International Energy Projects and Public Affairs
Valerie Moschetti began her career in Africa (Ivory Coast, South Africa, Morocco), working in the consulting industry and establishing international partnerships. At the EU-Japan Centre for Industrial Cooperation in Tokyo, she developed collaborations between the EU and Japan in the Innovation, Environment and Energy sectors. She then moved to the French building materials company Saint-Gobain to head the Public Affairs department. Since 2016, she is Senior Advisor for International Energy Projects and Public Affairs for several foreign companies in Japan.
Yasuhiko Ogushi
Yasuhiko Ogushi
CEO & Co-Founder, Epoka Inc.
Yasuhiko has over 20 years of industry experience in the energy sector. He started his career as a plant engineer and worked on development of fuel cell technology. He moved to Canada in 2003. During the time in Canada, one of his focus was strategic planning of smart grid at an electric utility company. He then came back to Tokyo in 2013 and worked for a few companies on business development of energy technologies including fuel cells and energy storage. He started up Epoka Inc. in August 2017 to pursue business opportunities that uses blockchain technology in the energy sector.
Justin W. Tull
Justin W. Tull
Management Officer, U.S. Consulate General in Sapporo
Justin joined the United States Consulate General in Sapporo in August 2015. Before joining the Foreign Service, Justin was a pilot in the U.S. Air Force and worked in both the private sector and city government. He holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Public Policy from Brigham Young University.

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.

Takeshi Murakami

Takeshi Murakami

Team Leader [Sponsors & Partners]

Miki Kasugahara

Miki Kasugahara

Team Leader [Event Logistics]

Keisuke Hirata

Keisuke Hirata

Team Leader [Judge Panel]

Van Nguyen

Van Nguyen

Team Leader [Public Relations]

Mwila Hilton Mwaba

Mwila Hilton Mwaba

Social Media Expert & Marketer [Public Relations]

Sunao Kobayashi

Sunao Kobayashi

Workshop Organizer [Judge Panel & Workshops]

Phyo Han Thwin

Phyo Han Thwin

Photographer & Director [Media & Design]

Fatima Joy Cruz

Fatima Joy Cruz

Creative Designer [Media & Design]

Aliyev Gabil

Aliyev Gabil

Sponsor Recruiter [Sponsors & Partners]

Hao Lai (Patrick)

Hao Lai (Patrick)

Marketer & Chinese Translator [Public Relations]

Shimpei Hamaguchi

Shimpei Hamaguchi

Sponsor Recruiter [Sponsors & Partners]

Shinji Yuhara

Shinji Yuhara

Sponsor Recruiter [Sponsors & Partners]

Kaoru Chiba

Kaoru Chiba

Japanese Translator [Sponsors & Partners]

Nao Nakagiri

Nao Nakagiri

Event Planner [Event Logistics]

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HOKKAIDO UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM

If you are motivated to contribute to the world's most pressing issues by presenting your $1,000,000 start-up idea, you should join Hult Prize! All students of Hokkaido University are eligible to apply for Hult Prize at Hokkaido University. Form a team of minimum 3 to 4 members, choose your Team Captain, and fill in the form below before November 5, 2017!

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 compromised of current students. Alumni and faculty are not allowed to be official team members.