Congratulations Team TimeFund (Victor Lal, Monique Tuin and Nandini Thogarapalli) for winning the Hult Prize at Western quarterfinal competitions.

Congratulations Team TimeFund (Victor Lal, Monique Tuin and Nandini Thogarapalli) for winning the Hult Prize at Western quarterfinal competitions.
Kevin Chang

Message from Campus Director


"You have in front of you an opportunity to change the world, do not back down. The Hult Prize isn’t just another case competition on campus. It’s an accelerator that allows you to start a business aimed at solving the 2017 President’s Challenge – Can we build sustainable, scalable social enterprises that restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022? The winning team from Western will represent our university on stage at the upcoming Hult Prize Regional Finals in March 2017. Your idea can lead to a prize of USD $1 million in seed funding, a meeting with Bill Clinton and Dr. Muhammad Yunus, and most importantly, the reawakening of human potential in refugees around the world."


Kevin Chang
kchang.hba2017@ivey.ca

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The 2017 Challenge

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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EVENT DETAIL

Registration Deadline for the Hult Prize at Western

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Wednesday, November 9, 2016
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Hult Prize Workshop - Research, Scoping, and Pitch

Time: 6:00 PM
Date: Thursday, November 10, 2016
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Milestone 1 - Business Plan

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Saturday, November 26, 2016
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Milestone 2 - PowerPoint Deck

Time: 11:55 PM
Date: Thursday, December 1, 2016
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Quarterfinal Competition

Time: 9:00 AM
Date: Saturday, December 3, 2016
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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

Valerian Marochko
Valerian Marochko
Executive Director of the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre
Dr. Valerian (Valy) Marochko is the Executive Director of the London Cross Cultural Learner Centre (CCLC) since 2009. Prior to this position he worked to develop the Collège Boréal in Southwestern Ontario, and consulted for the United Nations, the World Bank, small businesses and non-profits. He was born in Romania, earned his doctoral degree in Paris, France and his MBA from Ivey Business School in London, Ontario. Valy Marochko has been successful in growing CCLC into an effective community organization providing integration services to refugees and newcomers and promoting intercultural awareness and understanding through a social enterprise in intercultural competency training.
Astrum Nanji
Astrum Nanji
CEO, Lux Equity; Hult Prize Regional Finalist
Astrum Nanji is the founder and managing director at Lux Equity, a privately held fund that owns various commercial assets in the real estate industry. Through a robust growth and acquisition strategy, the fund’s portfolio consists of retirement homes, and medical buildings across Canada. Prior to founding Lux Equity, Astrum was a Television Producer and Director at CBC Newsworld. He later ran the news division at MUCHMusic. Astrum began his television career at the Emmy award-winning series Street Cents. During his time there Street Cents also captured the Gemini Award for Best Children’s Series. In his spare time, Astrum teaches the Dale Carnegie Leadership Training program in Toronto. He is also working towards his sommelier designation and enjoys completing random trivia. In 2006, Astrum was published in Esquire Magazine for having successfully completing the World’s Hardest Quiz.
Malcolm Ruddock
Malcolm Ruddock
Executive Assistant to the President and Provost at Western
Malcolm Ruddock is Executive Assistant to the President and Provost at Western, a position he’s held since 2010. Prior to his current role, Malcolm held several other positions at the University, including Director of Advancement & Employee Communications and Editor of the Alumni Gazette magazine. He has also worked as a journalist and done public relations work for an interprovincial pipeline company, for a leading national consumer finance company, and for the City of London. Malcolm earned a bachelor degree in political science and communications from the University of Calgary and a diploma in journalism from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology.
Arjun Gupta
Arjun Gupta
Outgoing Curator, Toronto Global Shapers Hub
Arjun Gupta consults companies, causes, and political candidates who are working to improve the state of the world. An active member in his community, he sits on the boards of several non-profits, has founded a TEDx conference, and devotes his free time mentoring to the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Trust leadership program at Cambridge University in the UK. Arjun is a proud Londoner and was recognized as a Canada Millennium Scholar and as a World Economic Forum ‘Global Shaper’ where he is currently the outgoing Chair of the Toronto Hub.
Haiying Lin
Haiying Lin
Assistant Professor, Enterprise and Development, Waterloo University
Dr. Lin’s current research interests include: cross-sector partnership for complex environmental issues, strategic alliances for sustainability, corporate sustainability strategy, voluntary environmental programs, stakeholder involvement in environmental governance, and corporate sustainability in the emerging economies.
Oana Branzei
Oana Branzei
Associate Professor, General Management, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability
Oana Branzei is Donald F. Hunter Professor of International Business and Associate Professor of Strategy at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada. She is also the Director of the Sustainability Certificate program and the founder, convener and host faculty of the Ivey/ARCS PhD Sustainability Academy, an annual event of the Alliance for Research on Corporate Sustainability. Oana held a 2012/2014 visiting appointment with the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship and the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. Oana’s research interests, at the intersection of strategy and sustainability, include the pro-social foundations, forms, and functions of business as agents of positive social change and the relational micro-processes of value creation, capture and distribution. She leads major research initiatives on positive social change, social enterprise, sustainable communities, and cross-sector partnerships. At Ivey, Oana has taught in the HBA, MBA, MSc, EMBA and PhD programs. Oana is a field editor for the Journal of Business Venturing and serves on the Editorial Review Boards of the Journal of Management and Academy of Management Learning and Education.
Andre Vashist
Andre Vashist
Social Finance Manager, VERGE Capital
Andre Vashist is a social innovator passionate about building inclusive communities. Currently managing VERGE Capital, a social finance intermediary based in London, Ontario, Andre is building a market at the intersection of money and meaning. Using a community-based framework, VERGE increases access to capital for social enterprises and connects impact investors to opportunities and products that provide social/environmental and financial returns. VERGE operates a Social Enterprise Loan Fund and leads development of new products to build out the impact investing market, like the Innovation Works Community Bond that raised $1million in 2016. VERGE is a community collaboration of partners and investors including Libro Credit Union, London Community Foundation, Pillar Nonprofit Network, Sisters of St. Joseph, and United Way London & Middlesex. As a social entrepreneur, community development professional and impact investor, he has a combined 15 years of experience. Andre has served on committees for the YMCA of Greater Toronto, United Way Toronto & York Region, Laidlaw Foundation and was selected as an Agent of Change by the Centre for Social Innovation.
Ramzi Fathallah
Ramzi Fathallah
Ph.D Candidate, Ivey School of Business
Ramzi Fathallah is a Ph.D. student in general management at Ivey Business School. His research interests lie at the intersection of entrepreneurship and international business. Prior to pursuing an academic career, he worked as a management consultant and a university lecturer. He holds a Master of Science in Management from the London School of Economics, and a Bachelor of Science in Banking and Finance from the Lebanese American University. He is interested to understand how firms survive and grow in adverse environments, particularly in politically hostile contexts. For his thesis, he seeks to further develop a framework of business continuity and sustainability amid environmental turbulence, with the Middle East as a case study.
Morgan Rosenberg
Morgan Rosenberg
Business Analyst, TechAlliance
Morgan is an avid learner and thinker, and loves a good challenge. After graduating with his HBA from Ivey Business School, he moved to Toronto to build out an HR system for a national not-for-profit, AIESEC Canada. He coached five of AIESEC’s top performing branches across Canada, ran 11 national Learning & Development conferences and created an end-to-end HR system and toolbox. Previously, he worked as a Strategy Analyst at a growing tech SME, optimizing call centre operations and building out a vertical expansion strategy. Two of Morgan’s passions in work are Learning & Development, and Intrapreneurship. He loves taking things that aren’t working and making them work better, and taking things that are working and making them work even better. Outside of work he spends most of my time cooking, eating, hitting the gym, and building out his sound system and record collection.
Julie Forrester
Julie Forrester
Social Innovation Consultant; Financial Empowerment Project Coordinator
Julie graduated the Ivey HBA program in 2015 with a certificate in sustainability. Upon graduation, she took her love of international development and business to Bolivia, where she spent 8 months working with EQWIP HUBS to develop youth employment and entrepreneurship centres. After returning to London this summer, she has been fortunate to work on innovative solutions that combine the best of business and community development. Currently, she is working with Family Service Thames Valley to build a community network to improve financial empowerment in London. As well, she co-manages a micro-loan fund through Goodwill Industries and Libro Credit Union providing start-up loans to marginalized entrepreneurs. She believes that business solutions can help us build sustainable solutions to complex social problems.
Eleni Petrou
Eleni Petrou
Hult Prize Regional Finalist and Pre-Business Lecturer, Ivey School of Busi
With an educational background Law and Business Administration (Western Law & Ivey Business School), Eleni has brought her unique perspective to furthering social and sustainable causes. She has been involved in organizations and in research addressing international law, social enterprise, human rights, and CSR. Eleni is passionate about using existing societal structures and business as a means to enact positive change and contribute to sustainable development. She currently lectures for the Ivey Business School.
Eric Huang
Eric Huang
Hult Prize Regional Finalist, MSc Candidate, Ivey School of Business
Eric is currently a MSc Analytics student at Ivey Business School and he completed his undergraduate degrees in HBA and Honors Economics in Western previously. As a Hult Prize competitor two years ago, as well as Hult Prize Ambassador that brought the quarterfinals to Western, Eric is very passionate about social entrepreneurship. He had worked domestically and abroad in various non-for-profits roles, usually leveraging his business and quantitative background. Furthermore, he had worked in an impact investing think tank and a social enterprise incubator in Hong Kong. Eric is currently a mentor at Cansbridge Fellowship and is very much looking forward to the Hult Prize competition!

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.

Brennan Wong

Brennan Wong

Sponsorship Coordinator

Mark Ren

Mark Ren

Design Coordinator

Destine Lee

Destine Lee

Events Coordinator

Olivia Ly

Olivia Ly

Media and Public Relations Coordinator

Andrew Liu

Andrew Liu

Events Coordinator

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