Team EQUITATUS is the winner of the Hult Prize Challenge at Rhodes for 2017, and shall be representing Rhodes University on the world stage in the United States on their journey to win 1 Million US Dollars come March 2017. All the Best

Team EQUITATUS is the winner of the Hult Prize Challenge at Rhodes for 2017, and shall be representing Rhodes University on the world stage in the United States on their journey to win 1 Million US Dollars come March 2017. All the Best
Sidney Muhangi

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 12, 2016. This is our chance to show the world that Rhodes University is dedicated to Impact. See you in New York!"


Sidney Muhangi
muhangisidney1@gmail.com

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EVENT DETAIL

Applications Open

Time: 12:00 AM
Date: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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Community stakeholders Session

Time: 1:00 PM
Date: Thursday, October 6, 2016
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Info session General

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Friday, October 7, 2016
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Application Deadline

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
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Info Session

Time: 4:00 PM
Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
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The Hult Challenge Final Competitions at Rhodes University

Time: 10:00 AM
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Venue: St Peter's Room 36
Location: Rhodes University,
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, 94

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

Lagos State University

215 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

Thina Maqubela
Thina Maqubela
Ms
Thina Maqubela was born in Motherwell Township in Port Elizabeth. She graduated from West Virginia University (WVU) and University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Masters and Bachelors, respectively, majoring in Mathematical Statistics. While at university, she volunteered as a math tutor for students in township schools in Cape Town and a rural part of the United States called Keyser, West Virginia. There she created extracurricular activities that used puzzles and games to improve children’s numeracy. After completing her Masters, Thina was handpicked by Ubuntu Education Fund as a Program Coordinator, returning to South Africa to develop the organization’s Future Leaders Program (FLP). This initiative prepares high-achieving secondary students for university both socially and academically. At age 23 Thina accepted a lectureship position in Statistics at Rhodes University, while also starting to read for her PhD in Statistics Education. She serves as mentor to the students in the FLP and defines herself as someone who is very passionate about Education, Statistics and young people.
Tinashe Ndoro
Tinashe Ndoro
Mr
Tinashe Ndoro is a lecturer at Rhodes University with a huge experience in Leadership, Entrepreneurship, and Small and medium size Enterprises. His Research Interests are in the areas related but not limited to : Leadership Organisational Culture Entrepreneurship and SMME Marketing
Matthew Kellen
Matthew Kellen
Mr
Matthew Kellen is an Education Development Specialist with over 10 years of teaching experience in both the United States and South Africa and 7 years of programme management experience in the Eastern Cape. He has worked with children as young as 3 to youth as old as 35 with a variety of abilities in a variety of settings including a classroom with 6 children and 3 educators and a classroom of 58 learners with no teacher. In his 7 years of education development work in the Eastern Cape, Matthew piloted and launched 4 projects that are still running successfully today: GADRA Education Primary Schools Programme, Inkululeko Youth Development Programme, Isango Youth Bridging Programme, and The Holy Cross Reading Camp. He is currently managing two education development programmes in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. He co-founded Inkululeko (inkululeko.org) in 2011, and has managed the small nonprofit in South Africa over the past 5 years. The project supports youth from as early as grade 8 to help them to survive the public school system and thrive in life. The second project he is managing is based in a rural village of Hamburg in the former Ciskei. The Isango youth development programme uses art as a means to develop agency, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills for unemployed youth to start small businesses and create their own innovative art and craft designs in a rural environment where education and employment opportunities are scarce. Matthew has a Bachelors Degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Western Washington University, along with a Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance and Development through Wits University and Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. He will complete his Masters Degree in Mathematics Education (full thesis) from Rhodes University in December 2016. Matthew and his brilliant wife Zinzile, who is involved in ECD Development work, live in Grahamstown with their two dogs Mojo and Zeke.
Tshidi Mohapeloa
Tshidi Mohapeloa
Dr
Dr Tshidi Mohapeloa currently teaches entrepreneurship, and coordinates the Post Graduate Diploma in Enterprise Management (PDEM) at the Rhodes Business School. She is also responsible for the supervision of MBA research and co- supervises PhD students. Tshidi is an author and co-authored several research publications in different journals. Her passion is on using business principles in solving poverty related problems affecting youth, women, children and people with disabilities. She has an extensive experience in socio-economic sector and related issues serves as the grounding core basis for developing entrepreneurial leaders that seeks to better people’s live without harming the environment.
Lynette Louw
Lynette Louw
Prof
Lynette Louw, appointed in the Raymond Ackerman Chair of Management, Department of Management, former Head of Management Department, and current Deputy Dean, Faculty of Commerce at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She obtained her Baccalaureus Commercii Honoures Cum Laude and Magister Commercii Cum Laude in Business Management and her Doctor Commercii (Business Management) at the University of Port Elizabeth. Her areas of speciality include Strategic management, International Organisational Behaviour, and Cross-cultural management. She is an active researcher and was the Chairperson of the Research, Technology and Innovation Committee in the Faculty of Business and Economic Sciences at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Lynette was a National Research Foundation (South Africa) rated researcher and is the recipient of research awards for conference papers and publications in rated national and international journals. She has also received merit awards for outstanding performance, research merit awards (2001-2003), and one of the University of Port Elizabeth’s top twenty researchers in 2003. In 2004 she received the research merit award for Business Management at the Port Elizabeth Technikon and the Faculty of Commerce researcher of the year (2012) at Rhodes University. She is also on the editorial board of rated national and international journals. . Lynette is a co-author of a text book on Management: A South African perspective 1st to 4th editions and co-author of a chapter in the book on Management and change in Africa: A cross-cultural perspective. A textbook in Strategic Management: Developing sustainability in Southern Africa is a co-author and main editor. She is a South African member of NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) Council and previously held the positions of Vice President: Public Relation, and Finance as well as that of Chairperson: Commission on Socio-economic Development and Trade.
Trevor Davies
Trevor Davies
Dr
Dr. Trevor is a healthcare practitioner, specialising as a Optometrist in Grahamstown. He is also the Chair of the Grahamstown Business Forum. He has more than 10 years of Business development and incubation and more than 20 years of Social business and community service support in various communities in South Africa.

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.

Leratogaletswane Trisha Mpofu

Leratogaletswane Trisha Mpofu

Logistics coordinator

Charles Fredrick James Faul

Charles Fredrick James Faul

Judges coordinator

Wavhudi Ndou

Wavhudi Ndou

Teams coordinator

Lucas Lotter

Lucas Lotter

Designer and media coordinator

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