The winners of the AUS competition are Min- Ila project: Alaa Kilani (Industrial Engineering), Aisha Al Suwaidi (Master of Business Administration), Youssef Ellawendy (Economics), and Sara Al Basha (Biology).

The winners of the AUS competition are Min- Ila project: Alaa Kilani (Industrial Engineering), Aisha Al Suwaidi (Master of Business Administration), Youssef Ellawendy (Economics), and Sara Al Basha (Biology).
Merna Elmedany

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"Now that we have the winning team of Hult Prize @ American University of Sharjah chosen, we are ready for 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."


Merna Elmedany
g00052832@aus.edu

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Walking You through The Hult 2017: Informative session

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Sunday, October 16, 2016
Venue: Hall A, Main building, American University of Sharjah
Location: American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, ,
Additional Info: Walking the potential participants through the details of the competition, the deadlines and the format of the competition and most importantly the Challenge.

Match- Up session 1: Speed Networking session

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Venue: Hall A, Main building, American University of Sharjah
Location: American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, ,
Additional Info: Using the technique of Speed networking ( 5 minutes per round, then 4 minutes making it even more challenging) we managed to help 20+ students find their potential partners- In fact the winning team of this year, came from this match-up session.

Match- Up session 2: Speed Networking session

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Venue: Hall A, Main building, American University of Sharjah
Location: American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, ,
Additional Info: Following the same format with this smaller group, we managed to pull out two teams that competed in our competition- Our university is huge and such sessions were crucial to spread the word and try to attract students with their hectic schedules especially after cancelling the short intermediary breaks within the semester.

First Preparatory workshop: What is social entrepreneurship

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Venue: Sheraa Entrepreneurship Center: Sheraa's Hub
Location: American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, ,
Additional Info: The first session approached the subject of "what is social entrepreneurship" in a very unexpected very interactive way as it wasn't a lecture, but a workshop where teams started working straight ahead in our partner's (Sheraa) with big charts and colorful notes- Our trainer aimed at delivering the concepts of social entrepreneurship by practically demonstrating them in a course of two hours.

Second Preparatory Session: Information Generation by a case study: Refugee Policies in Turkey

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Venue: Hall B, Main building, American University of Sharjah
Location: American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, ,
Additional Info: This lecture aims at examining refugees in a broader sense, then help students in researching for a potential country where they can develop an idea to help the refugees in x country, and the means and the questions that they should ask themselves before developing the idea- By examining a case study: Refugees in Turkey, the professor James Sater, sets an example on how they should research a country and its policies to make it more realistic

Third Preparatory Workshop: Design Thinking

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Venue: Sheraa Entrepreneurship Center: Sheraa's Hub
Location: American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, ,
Additional Info: The second workshop presented by our trainer to help students work with him to enhance further the fine details of their ideas and tackle its weak points. The workshop was interactive full of one-to-one mentoring ( students who couldn't attend were advised to contact the trainer who offered extra time for them outside the workshop timing) .

Fourth Preparatory Workshop: Business Idea Pitching

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Venue: Sheraa Entrepreneurship Center: Sheraa's Hub
Location: American University of Sharjah
Sharjah, ,
Additional Info: The final workshop exactly one week from our competition aimed at preparing the students to pitch efficiently their ideas within the time limit: It aimed at instructing students regarding pitching and "mastering stage fear," especially that our instructor is a TEDx specialist and trainer.

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

Ismaeil Mohammed Al Blooshi
Ismaeil Mohammed Al Blooshi
Assistant Director General Aviation Safety Affairs,the UAE Civil authority
Assistant Director General, Aviation Safety Affairs Sector, The UAE General Civil Aviation Authority. Mr. Ismaeil Mohammed Al Blooshi is a licensed aircraft engineer with a Master’s Degree in Aviation Management from Coventry University and has graduated from the UAE Government Executive Leadership Program. He began his career as an aircraft engineer with Emirates in 1990 and joined the General Civil Aviation Authority as Airworthiness Inspector in 2001. He became Chief of Airworthiness prior to his current role as Assistant Director General, Aviation Safety Affairs Sector. His line of responsibility includes planning and control of Safety Affairs functions in Policy, Regulations and Planning, Flight Operations, Airworthiness, Licensing, Air Navigation and Aerodromes. At the helm of his career with Aviation Safety Affairs, the GCAA has successfully completed the FAA Audit in 2010 and is currently ranked number one (1) in the world after successfully completing the ICAO ICVM. In addition to his exceptional career with the GCAA, he is also the chair of the ICAO Middle East Regional Aviation Safety Group; he is the Deputy Chair to the ICAO SMP panel and is a member of the GCC Safety Committee, ACAC Safety Committee. He is also part of the GCAA Executive Committee for the implementation of the Federal Strategy.
Essa Alzaabi
Essa Alzaabi
SVP Institutional Support Services at Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry
Human Capital and Corporate Business Support professional, Essa Ali bin Salem Al-Zaabi is a proven UAE leader and business entrepreneur, with the ability to rapidly mobilize teams to achieve organizational change and integration. A self-motivated team-builder and corporate-performance driver, he has held a number of key positions throughout his career that has reflected his passion and commitment to the development of UAE nationals as business professionals, young entrepreneurs and future leaders. Essa has launched his professional career with the National Human Resource Development and Employment Authority, As the Director of Tanmia – Dubai Office, then became the Vice President of Human Capital at the Dubai World Trade Centre, and later on the Deputy General Manager of the Emirates Institute for Banking and Financial Studies. Most recently, he has been designated as Senior Vice President - Support Services at Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the director of the Dubai Chamber initiative, Tejar Dubai. Educated in the United Kingdom and the United States, Essa has a Master in Business Administration from EHSAL European University College Brussels, A Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Louisville, in addition to being a Graduate from the Executive Development Program from Cranfield School of Business and Harvard Business School.
Hassane Dennaoui
Hassane Dennaoui
The Radio Host of Saudi's 1st & only FM Hip-Hop Radio Show.
The Radio Host of Saudi's 1st & only FM Hip-Hop Radio Show. He's also the founder of Re-Volt Blog & Re-Volt Magazine. Hassane Dennaoui , a.k.a "Big Hass" is the radio host of Saudi's first & only FM Hip-Hop Radio Show "Laish Hip-Hop?" & also is the founder of Re-Volt Blog & Re-Volt Magazine. He believes in Music Liberation and supporting local & regional artists. His passion is all about being true to Hip-Hop culture. He also founded "THE BEAT" in 2013 which is a series of events aimed to support local artists by having them perform live. Big Hass is an advocate of supporting local talent and is considered a big voice in the Arabic Hip-Hop community. Big Hass has recently relocated to Dubai to enhance his Autistic kid's life since the awareness in the UAE is much better than KSA.
Omar Al Busaidy
Omar Al Busaidy
Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum, Author of Just Read It
Author of Just Read IT Global Shaper at the World Economic Forum – Abu Dhabi Hub Member of the US – UAE Public Affairs Committee -AMCHAM Abu Dhabi Acting Manager of Tourism Investment Promotion Sponsorship Manager of Manchester City FC Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority Mr. Al Busaidy is a UAE national with over 13 years’ experience in the UAE’s corporate environment, gaining skills in the banking, trade and investment sectors before joining Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority in 2012. As Acting Manager of the Authority’s Tourism Investment Promotion team, Omar is mandated to develop, coordinate and promote foreign and local investments in infrastructure assets and services across the Emirate, a critical component in the development of a sustainable tourism sector aligned with the emirate’s 2030 Vision of economic diversification. Omar has worked in both the public and private sector in prestigious organisations such as the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry, National Bank of Dubai, the Dubai Shopping Festival as well as a development role with Abu Dhabi Municipality and serving as commercial attaché at the British Embassy. Mr. Al Busaidy holds a B.Sc. in Marketing from the American University in Dubai and is currently pursuing his post-graduate studies in Innovation and Entrepreneurial Leadership at the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University. A published author of ‘Just Read It’, an entrepreneurial guide to self-development, Omar also serves as Managing Partner in his own Gentleman’s Salon enterprise. Recently Omar has been invited to mentor students on entrepreneurship and leadership at several universities across Abu Dhabi and Dubai and has also worked with organisations such as AISEC, Khalifa Fund and Abu Dhabi Council for Economic Development.
Abdulmuttalib (Talib) Hashim
Abdulmuttalib (Talib) Hashim
Managing Director-TBH Consultancy
Abdulmuttalib (Talib) Al Hashimi is a UAE national entrepreneur, Emiratization expert, employment specialist and founder of TBH Consultancy, a People and Business Advisory consultancy with a mission to help “People and Businesses Grow Successful in the UAE”. TBH is also the first Adviser firm with a full-fledged focus on Emiratization and Workforce Localization in the GCC. Talib is also the co-founder of newly launched youth empowerment initiative ‘The UAEtopia Talent Mine’(www.uae-topia.com) which aims to help grow ‘High Impact Talent’ locally by bridging the gap between the private and public sector. Talib was previously the Managing Director and co-founder of Dubai based Recruitment consultancy Next Level which specialises in the recruitment of nationals.Through his work, Talib has helped several organisations in the UAE on their Emiratisation,Recruitment and Human Resources needs. He has been instrumental in advising senior managers on issues related to adopting the most effective ways to attract nationals, building a strong employer brand, engaging their local audiences and cultural integration in the workplace. Talib was also previously an Associate Partner with HR, Nationalisation and Research experts Oxford Strategic Consulting where he worked along with a research team based in Oxford to identify critical issues in GCC Human Capital and recommend programs and strategies to tackle these issues. Talib’s pursuit has been to identify critical issues that face a minority local workforce and establish progressive and relevant frameworks and solutions to address these issues, hoping that his work on Emiratisation could serve as blueprint for other regions which face similar challenges. Abdulmuttalib is also a Coach and Mentor for Entrepreneurs; he has mentored UAE nationals in local programs such as ‘The Emirati Launchpad’ by Impact Hub, The EAAGY Awards for Gulf Social Entrepreneurs, and Emirates Foundation’s ‘KAFA’AT’ Program for Emirati Entrepreneurs.
Khaled Habeeb Alattar
Khaled Habeeb Alattar
Executive Board Member & Middle East Regional Manager, EMMA for Peace
Eng. Khaled Habeeb Alattar is the Executive Board Member and Middle East Regional Manager of EMMA for Peace or the Euro-Mediterranean Music Academy for Peace, one of the biggest international organizations dealing with music diplomacy, education and peace in collaboration with the UN organizations, such as the UNICEF and UNHCR. With EMMA, Eng. Alattar has been involved in organizing some of the most important international events such as the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates for two consecutive years in addition to various workshops and events around the world. Eng. Alattar is also the Founder and Chairman of GADHA Group Initiatives, a non-profit organization designed to serve the community through the use of human talent and youth empowerment. In addition, Eng. Alattar was elected as the Youth Committee UAE Coordinator for the Italy-UAE Association, where he works with young entrepreneurs of both countries by creating a bridge of business and cultural exchange in order to maximize their business opportunities and exposure. Furthermore, Eng. Alattar is also a Mechanical Engineering Faculty at the Higher Colleges of Technology. Despite his young age, Eng. Alattar has always been active and has possessed a keen sight for humanitarian services and serving the community, especially by working with youth both nationally and globally. He started his career in 2003, at the young age of 15 through organizing a series volunteer activities which served various fields of his interest. After 12 years, at the age of 27, Eng. Alattar’s impressive effort has led him to being awarded over 345 times for organizing more than 82 events for youth and community, conducting 34 workshops, teaching more than 1600 students in leadership, innovation, literature, and culture, and being the founder of 11 youth groups.
Ahmed Al Zarooni
Ahmed Al Zarooni
Project Manager at Emirates Foundation, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist
Ahmed Al Zarooni is an AUS Finance Graduate in 2013. He is a philanthropist and an Entrepreneur owning two businesses. Ahmed Previously worked for Emirates Airlines and Emirates Integrated Telecommunication Company, du. He is currently working for Emirates Foundation and managing the region's leading Social Volunteering Program having more than 70,000 volunteers, Takatof. Ahmed managed and supported national and international projects such as Expo Shanghai 2010, Expo Milano 2015, Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abudhabi Grand Prix in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Karim Abou Ajram
Business Director & Partner at Darna, a marketing communications consulta
Mr. Abou Ajram is the Business Director of Darna, a media and marketing communications consultancy. A graduate of the American University of Sharjah, Karim holds both a BSc in Design Management and an Executive MBA degree from his alma mater. With over 10 years of experience working with multinational advertising and branding agencies, Karim has managed the brand development and marketing communications of many prominent local, regional and international brands including but not limited to the Samsung, UAE Ministry of Education and the Hamdan bin Mohammed Heritage Center. http://www.darnamedia.ae/
Hetal Shah
Hetal Shah
Director of Operations at Mara Group
Director of Operations for the last 10 years at Mara Group
Razan Abu Daqqa
Razan Abu Daqqa
Owner & Founder of Sharjah Ladies Forum
Architect Engineer, Owner and founder of sharjah ladies forum,the Largest Women Gathering in UAE &Middle East. For further more about her achievements, http://en.arabwomanmag.com/razan-abu-daqqa-founder-of-one-of-the-biggest-social-online-forums-for-women-in-sharjah-2/
Najla Al Ansari
Najla Al Ansari
Marketing & Outreach Manager at Sheraa- Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center
Najla Al Ansari is currently the Marketing & Outreach Manager at Sheraa- Sharjah Entrepreneurship Center , Founder & Managing Director at Polished Spa, and Board Member at Pink Caravan, A Non-profit Organization initiated by Friends of Cancer Patients (Focp) to raise breast cancer awareness across the UAE. 'Events Committee' https://ae.linkedin.com/in/najla-al-ansari-77a0b565

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.

Samaa Abasher

Samaa Abasher

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Huzaifa Hameed

Huzaifa Hameed

Media Coordinator

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