Congrats to our first place team at Finals, Decomp! Decomp is building environment controlled, smart bio-tanks to grow plastic eating fungus. Non-recyclable plastic that is building up in landfills will be put into our bio-tanks to be ‘fed’ to fungus

Congrats to our first place team at Finals, Decomp! Decomp is building environment controlled, smart bio-tanks to grow plastic eating fungus. Non-recyclable plastic that is building up in landfills will be put into our bio-tanks to be ‘fed’ to fungus
Kayleanna Giesinger

Message from Campus Director


"Kayleanna is an Environmental Engineering student at UW. She is very interested in bringing social conciousness to the entrepreneurship space within Waterloo. For four years Kayleanna was involved with Engineers Without Borders as an executive and as a co-president. She has spent these years exploring where STEM fits into social change. Her dream is for the future STEM leaders to also be the leaders in social enterprises and climate resilience!"


Kayleanna Giesinger
kgiesing@edu.uwaterloo.ca

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EVENT DETAIL

Kickoff

Time: 4:00 PM
Date: Thursday, October 10, 2019
Venue: E7 Event Space
Location: 200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G5
Additional Info: Special Guest Dr Amelia Clarke will be in attendance to discuss the environment, sustainability and SDGs. There will also be a Question and Answers panel of past Hult Prize competitors. Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hult-prize-uw-kickoff-event-tickets-71017064953

Quarter Finals

Time: 5:00 PM
Date: Thursday, October 31, 2019
Venue: Online Application
Location: N/A
Additional Info: Submit your application online to: https://forms.gle/3VB1h5DjFSdRAACs8

Speed Mentoring

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Monday, November 4, 2019
Venue: Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and Business
Location: 200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G5
Additional Info: For everyone who is moving onto semi finals. It is an opportunity to meet professionals in the field. This will give you an opportunity to refine your idea and pitch. Dinner and refreshments will be provided! Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hult-prize-uw-speed-mentoring-tickets-71017389925

Semi Finals

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Thursday, November 21, 2019
Venue:
Location: 200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G5

Finals

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Venue: E7 Event Space
Location: 200 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON, N2L 3G5
Additional Info: Eight finalist teams will compete for their chance to advance to the global arena. The winning team will advance to one of 15 regionals of their choice to continue their journey with Hult Prize. Prize money will be awarded to the top three campus finalists, thanks to sponsorship by ECL. This is an event that you do not want to miss! Join us for a night of innovative ideas, expert judges, and a light dinner! Register at: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/hult-prize-uw-finals-tickets-71017712891

HULT PRIZE AT BILLBOARD

1

UPG

672 teams registered

2

Federal University of Technology Owerri

294 teams registered

3

Yarmouk University

243 teams registered

4

Diabetic Association Medical College,Faridpur

236 teams registered

5

National Institute of Technology, Agartala

222 teams registered

Judges

Brock Dickenson
Brock Dickenson
Adjunct Professor & Entrepreneur in Residence at University of Waterloo
Brock is an Assistant Director of the Economic Development Program, and has worked in local economic development for 25 years. He is currently the Entrepreneur in Residence and an Adjunct Professor with the University of Waterloo. He was previously CEO of MDB Insight, Canada’s largest specialist economic development consultancy, where he worked with hundreds of communities across North America. Before this private sector role, Brock headed a number of provincial and municipal economic development agencies in both Ontario and Nova Scotia, and spent six years as a consultant with the United Nations, leading sustainable development projects in 30 countries.
Puninda Thind
Puninda Thind
Sustainability Manager at the Delphi Group, 30 under 30 Sustainability lead
Puninda’s unwavering desire to create sustainable, just and resilient communities has always guided her work. She is a Sustainability Consultant at The Delphi Group, one of Canada’s leading sustainability and climate change consulting firms, where she helps organizations transition towards a low-carbon economy. Prior to joining The Delphi Group, she was Manager, Sustainable Investing at BentallGreenOak, a global real estate investment management advisor. At BentallGreenOak, she managed environmental social and governance (ESG) risks and disclosures across the company’s real estate portfolio. Her passion for climate action extends into her commitment to volunteerism. Most notably, she has participated in the United Nations climate change conferences, COP 19 and COP 24, where she played a key role in advancing meaningful youth engagement and dialogue in the global climate policy processes. Puninda holds a Bachelors of Environment and Business from the University of Waterloo. She is also active in her local community as a World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Shaper, and as an Associate at Youth Climate Lab. Puninda has been recognized as one of Canada’s top 30 under 30 sustainability leaders, one of Canada’s top 25 under 25 environmentalists, and most recently as a Clean50 honouree for her contribution to the advancement of climate action.
Adrian Conrad
Adrian Conrad
Partner at the Cora Group, Commercial Developer
Adrian Conrad, a local developer with global recognition for sustainable building. Well partnered with Canadian Research and Technology Parks Adrian’s work with The Cora Group includes building projects like, The University of Waterloos Accelerator Centre and Canada’s First Design Certified Building- evolv1. He is passionate about preserving our environment for future generations and a strong proponent of LEED and sustainable development. Cora Group’s portfolio of sustainable properties, located within David Johnston Research + Technology Park in Waterloo’s Idea Quarter, are among the region’s most prestigious Class A office locations. The Conrad’s are proud and supportive members of the Kitchener Waterloo community and its educational institutions founding The Conrad School of Entrepreneurship and business.
Jen Novakovich
Jen Novakovich
Founder of the Eco Well and the Eco Market
Jen Novakovich is a passionate science communicator, environmentalist, and cosmetic chemist, founder of The Eco Well as well as The Eco Market KW. She has two bachelors of science honours degrees from the University of Guelph and completed her graduate studies in Cosmetic Chemistry. Jen works with brands to develop cosmetic formulations for market, travels internationally to speak about sustainable development within the personal care space, and runs her own free-to-listen science podcast, The Eco Well Podcast. She also runs her own local conferences, pitch competitions and networking events through The Eco Market KW.

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.

Kayleanna Giesinger

Kayleanna Giesinger

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Roopa Reddy

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Academic Advisor

Conrad School

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