Emily Dang

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 3, 2017. This is our chance to show the world that our institution is dedicated to Impact."


Emily Dang
suhultprize@gmail.com

Win $1,000,000 in start-up funding



The 2017 Challenge

REAWAKENING HUMAN POTENTIAL

building sustainable, scalable start-up enterprises that will restore the rights and dignity of 10million people by 2022

Hult Prize Vision

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EVENT DETAIL

First Information Session

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Monday, October 31, 2016
Venue: Schine 228B
Location: N/A

Second Information Session

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Venue: Schine 228B
Location: N/A

Third Information Session

Time: 7:30 PM
Date: Monday, November 7, 2016
Venue: Eggers 010
Location: N/A

Funder and Founder Speed Dating

Time: 4:30 PM
Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Venue: Whitman Grand Hall
Location: N/A
Additional Info: This event will be a speed-dating style event for student and alumni entrepreneurs who will have the opportunity to meet with different types of funders for their venture (lenders, VCs, etc.). Entrepreneurs should be prepared with a 1-minute elevator pitch and will then spend 4 minutes getting feedback and advice from funders. *This Global Entrepreneurship Week event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad.

An International Perspective on Entrepreneurship

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Venue: Bird Library, Peter Graham Scholarly Commons
Location: N/A
Additional Info: Join six students from six different regions of the world for a social, economic, and cultural perspective on what entrepreneurship means in their region. What are the market and demographic forces shaping global opportunity? *This Global Entrepreneurship Week event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad.

Moynihan Transnational NGO Initiative

Time: 12:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Venue: Eggers Hall 341
Location: N/A
Additional Info: Learn about transnational education and the role of NGOs in teaching abroad *This Global Entrepreneurship Week event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad.

From Idea to Market: Sustainable Energy Enterprise Workshop

Time: 3:30 PM
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Venue: Syracuse COE
Location: N/A
Additional Info: SyracuseCoE celebrates Global Entrepreneurship Week with a Research & Technology Forum that features three perspectives on commercializing innovations energy and environmental systems. Presenters are: a founder and CEO of a student-led venture, a faculty entrepreneur who participated in the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps program, and a founder of a start-up company that brought game-changing LED lighting to sporting arenas across the country, including a stadium that hosted the Super Bowl! The presenters will offer personal insights on opportunities and challenges along the paths of entrepreneurship and innovation. *This Global Entrepreneurship Week event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad.

Social Impact Investing and Civic Entrepreneurship

Time: 10:00 AM
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Venue: Peter Graham Scholarly Commons, Bird Library
Location: N/A
Additional Info: Global and local change can often come from mission related investments made into ventures and organizations to generate social impact and financial return. Learn how impact investing can help provide capital to address pressing social and civic challenges, and explore some core characteristics of impact investing. Speakers are Upstate NY leaders in the Impact Investing field. *This Global Entrepreneurship Week event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad.

Crowdfunding Your Creative Venture

Time: 4:30 PM
Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Venue: Crouse College Room 308
Location: N/A
Additional Info: It’s estimated that more than $34 billion was raised through crowdfunding in 2015, and it is increasingly being used to fund a wide range for-profit entrepreneurial ventures, creative projects, and community-oriented social entrepreneurship. Learn about types of crowdfunding and tips for successful campaigns, and how crowdfunding can be an effective tool for financing creative work. Explore benefits and risks, and see how can put it to work for your project. *This Global Entrepreneurship Week event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad.

Global Entrepreneurship Meetup

Time: 3:30 PM
Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016
Venue: ICE Box, Hinds Hall
Location: N/A
Additional Info: Join other entrepreneurs for an exploration of startup culture around the world and what it means to build an international company. Networking and pitches will put you in front of some of the most active and inspiring entrepreneurs from around the SU campus. *This Global Entrepreneurship Week event is sponsored by the Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad.

Pitching 101 Workshop

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Venue: Blackstone Launchpad
Location: N/A

Final Pitch Competition

Time: 9:30 AM
Date: Saturday, December 10, 2016
Venue: Whitman School of Management 002
Location: Syracuse University
Syracuse, NY, 13210
Additional Info: Join us at the Syracuse University quarterfinals of this year’s Hult Prize Challenge – you don't want to miss it! This is a unique opportunity to see the best of SU looking to improve the lives of people and societies who are forced into motion due to social injustices, politics, economic pressures, climate change and war. Our teams of students from SU's graduate and undergraduate programs will test their ability to create viable solutions to this global issue. Look forward to seeing you on Dec 10th! *This event is open to the public.

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

Abdul Saboor
Abdul Saboor
Match Grant Caseworker, InterFaith Works - Center for New Americans
Abdul is a Match Grant Caseworker at InterFaith Works - Center for New Americans. He immigrated to the US from his home country of Afghanistan in 2014 and worked as a culture advisor to the US Military. During his time there, he taught counterinsurgency and counterterrorism measures to Afghan and NATO soldiers. Following his work with the U.S Military, he started working with USAID in a program focused on Stability and Governance in rural areas. Abdul joined InterFaith Works - Center for New Americans in 2014. He is currently running a program called Matching Grant; the goal of the program is to help refugees attain economic self-sufficiency within four to six month from the date of their arrival into the united State.
Marcene Sonneborn
Marcene Sonneborn
President, Innovation Management Consulting, Inc.
Marcene Sonneborn is a business development and management consultant, working in innovation and technology, creativity and strategic planning. She provides technical and business assistance to clients in new product development, R&D and commercialization, new concept marketing, and new ventures. She presents talks on emerging technologies and foresight for local groups including manufacturers and corporations primarily in New York State, and educational institutions throughout the northeast. As a Professor of Practice, on contract, Marcie is the Regional Innovation and SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Specialist for the Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO).
Braden Croy
Braden Croy
Program Manager, Syracuse University Blackstone Launchpad
Braden currently serves as the Program Manager for the Syracuse University Blackstone LaunchPad. As PM, he works collaboratively across SU’s campus to develop, manage, and analyze numerous entrepreneurship initiatives, each focused on helping more students start more companies. During his time at Virginia Tech, he served as president of the VT-Entrepreneur Club and started one of the top 50 global student startups as designated by the Kairos Society. Within the university environment, Braden has served as Director of NEXIS, a student innovation lab at Syracuse University, where he was responsible for restructuring the lab’s operations and increasing student engagement across campus.

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.

Emily Dang

Campus Director

Donna Le

Partnership Coordinator

Cierra Chandler

Events Coordinator

Katie Czerwinski

Graphic Designer

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SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY REGISTRATION FORM

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.