Congratulations to Team Haya, featuring team members Charles Zhang, Riddhi Surana, Nishita Jain, Varun Vallabhaneni! Also, big congrats to our Hult Effect winner, Wai Wing Lau!

Congratulations to Team Haya, featuring team members Charles Zhang, Riddhi Surana, Nishita Jain, Varun Vallabhaneni! Also, big congrats to our Hult Effect winner, Wai Wing Lau!
Tiffany Yau

Message from Campus Director


"With just one idea, you can change the world. While Hult Prize opens the door to amazing opportunities to students interested in social entrepreneurship, it also blesses us with the opportunity to do good and give back to society. It is a call to bring together the brightest, most innovative minds of the world to not only create change, but to create something infinitely greater than ourselves. With just one idea, you can profoundly change the lives of millions of people around the world and set the standard for the world in the 21st century."


Tiffany Yau
tiffy@sas.upenn.edu

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REAWAKENING HUMAN POTENTIAL

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

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Info Session

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Venue: Jon H. Huntsman Hall
Location: 3730 Walnut St, Room 360
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/915318835272206/

Dinner with Refugees

Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016
Venue: University of Pennsylvania, Irvine Auditorium
Location: 3401 Spruce St
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
Additional Info: There are more than thousand refugees in Philadelphia, all of them came from different family background, experienced different hardships, yet, have one common goal, as they share with all of us, live a happy life with their families. Unfortunately, due to conflict and some other life threaten reasons, they left with no choice but to escape their hometown and settle in a strange country. In this coming up event, our refugee guest speakers will share their experience with us. We will listen to the stories of refugees, about what they've suffered back home, on their journey here, and the difficulties that they are facing here in US. https://www.facebook.com/events/188010461636086/

Networking Session & Workshop

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Venue: Jon H. Huntsman Hall
Location: 3730 Walnut St, Room 350
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Additional Info: Want to compete but don’t have a team? Need help to refine your idea? Come to our Networking Session where you can meet your potential future teammates, refine your startup idea with the help of our world-class mentors in the process, AND get FREE WINTERFELL! https://www.facebook.com/events/1136508313103153/?notif_t=plan_user_associated&notif_id=1476896254718533

Tackling the Refugee Crisis through Social Innovation, with Cosmo Fujiyama

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
Venue: John H. Huntsman Hall
Location: 3730 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Additional Info: Join Hult Prize@ Penn as we search for the $1,000,000 answer to the refugee crisis with Cosmo Fujiyama, an NYU Law graduate who worked for Ashoka, the world’s largest association of social innovators, identifying social entrepreneurs, and led Ashoka Youth Venture's partnership with New York University’s Stern School of Business. She is now the current Managing Director of the Center for Social Impact Strategy at the University of Pennsylvania, where she directs training programs to help individuals, teams and organizations create social impact. Given her background in social innovation, she will give advice on how students should choose to approach their ideas for the competition given this year's theme of the refugee crisis. The question for this year's Hult Prize by former President Bill Clinton is "Can we build sustainable, scalable, social enterprises that restore the rights and dignities of 10 million refugees by 2022?" For more info, see our event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1141594169255048/

Philadelphia Startup Weekend

Time: 6:30 PM
Date: Friday, November 11, 2016
Venue: CityCoHo
Location: 2401 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
Additional Info: Want to get a “practice-round” competition in before presenting at our Final Competition on December 3rd? Come to Startup Weekend! Startup Weekend is coming to Philadelphia this weekend November 11th-13th! Creative minds will be descending on CityCoHo for a weekend-long immersive experience in transforming an idea into something real. In one short exciting weekend, attendees will have 54 hours to pitch an idea, create a team and build and test a working prototype for an idea of their own. Once everything is complete, teams will be presenting to a panel of well-esteemed judges who will crown the winners. Prizes will be distributed to the first, second and third place teams. Startup Weekend is about teamwork, efficiency, creativity, enthusiasm and much more! To build an idea from scratch is a challenging task, but the Philadelphia Startup Weekend team will be there all weekend to ensure that attendees have the tools and resources available to succeed. Throughout the weekend, teams will have access to a state-of-the-art co-working space and mentors from the thriving tech community at their disposal. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are interested in getting a leg-up on your $1,000,000 idea to change the world for Hult Prize! If you will compete, you will even have the opportunity to meet our MYSTERY JUDGE for our final event. http://www.up.co/communities/usa/phlsw/startup-weekend/9813

Hult Prize@ Penn Speaker Event: Youssef Abbara, Syrian Refugee

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Venue: Jon M. Huntsman Hall
Location: 3730 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Additional Info: https://www.facebook.com/events/272258529838268/

Hult Prize@ Penn Team Registration Deadline

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Friday, November 18, 2016
Venue:
Location: N/A
Additional Info: If you have not found your team yet, please fill out our Team Match-up form! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1w5PsJUP_9vBp_ZWYfgN_kNqFNWsDtnCmGEnnlrq5DjE/edit?usp=forms_home&ths=true

Crisis2Action: "Sticking with Refugees"

Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Venue: University of Pennsylvania, Locust Walk
Location: N/A
Additional Info: What are your thoughts on the refugee crisis? Come out and find us on Locust Walk on Monday 11/28 from 11am-1pm to write your opinions on our whiteboard and get your photo taken with it! We will upload onto our Facebook page! Click here for more event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1724765991183368/

Hult Week: Crisis2Action

Time: 11:00 AM
Date: Monday, November 28, 2016
Venue: University of Pennsylvania
Location: N/A
Additional Info: Hult Prize@ Penn presents our first annual “Hult Week,” themed “Crisis2Action.” Hult Prize’s challenge this year focuses on the refugee crisis. The events of Crisis2Action are made to help Hult Prize@ Penn competing teams to refine their $1,000,000 ideas for the Final Competition on 12/3, to raise awareness about the pressing social issue of the refugee crisis, and to inspire students to understand that they have the power to make a difference in the world. Our series of events are as follow, leading up to our “Hult Prize@ Penn Final Competition.” Click here for Hult Week and day-to-day event information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1813809062206161/

Crisis2Action: "Hult Prize Speaker Event: Spencer Penn, Hult Prize world finalist”

Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Venue: Harnwell College House
Location: 3820 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
Additional Info: Come listen to Spencer Penn, winner of the $1,000,000 idea in the Hult Prize 2014 Global Finals—also chosen for "Forbes 30 under 30." Spencer is the founder of Sweet Bites. It is a cavity-fighting chewing gum for kids living in developing countries. Created in partnership with Penn Dental, EPIC Dental, Goodwin Design, and the Clinton Global Initiative. His and his team’s work is recognized by Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI), the Philips Innovation Fellows Prize, and the Hult Prize, and the Huffington Post, which called Sweet Bites Gum the "#1 Simple Invention to Change the World in 2014." Join us as we listen to his experience with Hult and advice for this year’s challenge. For more information about Spencer and Sweet Bites, please visit their website http://www.sweetbitesgum.com/ For event information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1858419134378433/

Crisis2Action: "Gingerbread Team Social"

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Venue: Jon H. Huntsman Hall G65
Location: 3730 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Additional Info: Calling all teams and gingerbread lovers! Hult Prize is not only about the goal to win $1,000,000 but also the process and the amazing people you meet along the way. Come to our Gingerbread Team Social and meet members of other competitors in the Hult Prize@ Penn Final Round Competition! You will be able to mingle with one another while also decorating our special homemade gingerbread and having sipping on a cup or two of hot cocoa! The best part is that it is FREE! Whether or not you are part of a team or Hult Prize, if you would like us to deliver the gingerbread men you’ve made, we charge $2 per delivery!

Crisis2Action: "Hult Prize@ Penn Speaker Event: Refugee Law with Fernando Chang-Muy"

Time: 6:15 PM
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Venue: Jon H. Huntsman Hall G55
Location: 3730 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
Additional Info: Join us as we explore and discuss the refugee crisis with Penn Law Professor Fernando Chang-Muy, an expert in Refugee Law. Professor Chang-Muy will discuss the evolution of the modern refugee crisis and the legal aftermath of this crisis for both Europe and the Middle East.

Hult Effect: International Media Competition

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
Venue:
Location: N/A
Additional Info: We are raising awareness from now until our Hult Prize@ Penn competition date, December 3rd, about the refugee crisis. The Hult Prize Foundation is estimating the total number of global refugees to be at 1 billion, now the UN and generally accepted number of 60M. It is the largest amount since World War II. It is an incredibly socially pressing issue that will be addressed for this year's case competition. Our goal from Hult Prize is to not only solve these problems but to also raise awareness. We want people to understand that the refugee crisis is REAL. Millions around the world have separated from the families, lost their old lives, and endured a significant amount of emotional suffering. It is difficult to comprehend at times, which is why we, at Hult Prize@ Penn are starting a subdivision of the competition, "Hult Prize Effect," an international media competition to raise awareness. We are collaborating with several other Hult Prize@ programs present in every continent of the world on this to expand our borders for this pressing social issue. Please submit any form of media (essay, poem, artwork, music, etc.) on anything related to the refugee crisis. Be creative: it can be your own experience, your thoughts, etc. The application can be found at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1IQEJ0nNnkPlN-QVTLPgF4Q7DL6uzGRWMb0QVcbk-9rs/edit Winner will be announced on December 3rd at Perry World House for our Final Hult Prize@Penn Competition!

Crisis2Action: "'Hotel Rwanda' Study Break"

Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Venue: Harnwell College House
Location: 3820 Locust Walk
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
Additional Info: Hult Prize’s challenge this year focuses on the refugee crisis. What better movie is there to watch than Hotel Rwanda? Come join us on Friday night 7-9pm for a study break! Snacks and refreshments will be provided!

Hult Prize@ Penn Final Competition

Time: 1:30 PM
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
Venue: Perry World House
Location: 3803 Locust Walk,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104
Additional Info: This is the moment you’ve all been waiting for. Hult Prize@ Penn is hosting its third annual competition on Saturday, 12/3! Our challenge this year the theme of “Reawakening Human Potential,” specifically targeting the refugee crisis. The challenge by former President Bill Clinton asks “Can we build scalable, sustainable social enterprises that restore the rights and dignities of 10,000,000 refugees around the world by 2022?” The winning team from Penn will be able to advance to Regionals in Boston, San Francisco, London, Shanghai, and Dubai and have the chance to win $1,000,000 seed funding for their idea at Global Finals! For our competition, we will have a panel of world-class judges, some of whom have spoken on TED, members of the UN, and in charge of national organizations—who you will also have the chance to network with afterward! Come and support your friends as they battle it out at Perry World House on Saturday 12/3! Here is a program of the competition: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6Ivut_xDj7UU1NNejlSR25UU1E/view?usp=sharing

Hult Prize@ Penn Banquet

Time: 7:00 PM
Date: Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Venue:
Location: N/A

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

Yasmine Mustafa
Yasmine Mustafa
Founder of ROAR, Leader of Girl Develop It Philadelphia, TED Speaker
Yasmine Mustafa is a tech entrepreneur, community leader, and advisor. Championing the underprivileged has been a core part of her identity since her family was rescued from the Persian Gulf War. After numerous immigration woes, she graduated summa cum laude with an Entrepreneurship degree from Temple University and subsequently founded her first startup, an affiliate marketing company helping writers monetize their content. After growing that company, she sold it to a prominent content marketing firm in Silicon Valley. Yasmine also started the Philadelphia chapter of Girl Develop It, a non-profit focused on providing affordable and accessible programs to women who want to learn software and web development. She sits on the board of Coded by Kids, a non-profit that helps inner city youth learn how to code. Once she received her naturalization status, she embarked on a six-month solo trek across South America which inspired Yasmine to found her latest venture, ROAR for Good, a self-defense wearable technology company aimed at diminishing attacks against women and addressing the underlying causes of violence. Yasmine was selected as one of the Upstart 100 most dynamic people shaping business and recognized as one of BBC News 100 Women of 2016 for her work.
Joseph Sackor
Joseph Sackor
United Nations Refugee Congress Delegate for the State of PA and Congress
Joe Sackor is the United Nations Refugee Congress Delegate for the State of Pennsylvania and the Chairman of the National Advocacy committee for Refugee Congress. Joe is currently employed with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as Senior Systems Analyst. He is also the Chairman of the Liberia Medical Mission, which has provided free medical services to Liberians for the past 6 years estimated about 10 million dollars. He is also the Chairman, Alliance for Political Reform in Liberia (APRIL), Board Member, Zoe Geh Development Association in America, He is a recipient of several humanitarian awards, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Unsung Hero Award 2014, FELMAUSA Life Time Humanitarian Award, Bishop Juwle High Alumni Association Humanitarian Award, Minnesota Mandingo Association Community Service Award, I-Help Liberia Leadership Award, Liberia’s Women Community Development humanitarian award and Indian Creek Best Neighbor’s Award among others.
Margaret O'Sullivan
Margaret O'Sullivan
Executive Director of the Nationalities Service Center (NSC)
Margaret O’Sullivan is the Executive Director of the Nationalities Service Center (NSC), Philadelphia’s largest provider of comprehensive services to immigrants and refugees. NSC provides access to community immersion, language access, health resources and legal protections necessary for refugees and immigrants to launch sustainable lives in the United States. Ms. O'Sullivan oversees NSC's operational budget of nearly $5M annually with nearly 50 staff and hundreds of volunteers. Last year, NSC served nearly 5,000 immigrants and refugees from over 121 countries across the globe. Prior to joining NSC, Ms. O’Sullivan held positions with the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Red Cross of Southeastern, PA where she held multiple positions including Chief Program Officer and Interim Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure with the Red Cross, Ms. O’Sullivan participated in key international disaster recovery and capacity building initiatives in Armenia, Romania, Germany and Bosnia Herzegovina and served as a loaned executive to the Red Cross of Greater New York during the September 11th response. In 2014, Ms. O'Sullivan was chosen to serve on PA Governor Tom Wolf's Transition team as Chair of the Emergency Management Committee. In 2015/16, Ms. O’Sullivan served on Mayor Jim Kenney’s Immigrant and Multicultural Affairs Transition team and chaired the sub-committee on Housing, Social services, Health & Wellness and Public Education. Ms. O’Sullivan is a dual citizen of the United States and the Republic of Ireland.

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.

Rachel Dai

Rachel Dai

Fall Co-Director

Marissa Kay

Marissa Kay

Fall Co-Director

Isabella Rahm

Isabella Rahm

Fall Co-Director

Quinn Wu

Quinn Wu

Spring Director of Logistics

Janet Zhang

Janet Zhang

Spring Director of Logistics

Larisa Morales

Larisa Morales

Spring Director of Marketing

Isabel Chafey

Isabel Chafey

Logistics

Victor Chek

Victor Chek

Logistics

Cindy Chen

Cindy Chen

Logistics

Yubin Huh

Yubin Huh

Marketing

Cayley Kong

Cayley Kong

Marketing

Michelle Lu

Michelle Lu

Logistics

Christina Park

Christina Park

Corporate Sponsorship

Zihan Xiong

Zihan Xiong

Marketing

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