We acknowledge that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.
The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition for social good, engaging student teams from around the world to compete for $1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture. This year, the challenge focuses on building social enterprises that restore the rights and dignities of refugees. Over 50 student teams from UWaterloo have tackled the challenge, and now it's time to hear their solutions!
Attend the Hult Prize @ UWaterloo Finals, made possible by the Eyton Directorship of the Conrad Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology Centre, to watch the top ten teams pitch their solutions to a panel of judges. The winning team will represent UWaterloo at the Hult Prize Regional Finals in Boston, London, San Francisco, Dubai or Shanghai.
The judging panel brings expertise in refugee support and social enterprise. Judges for the finals are:
- Allyson Hewitt, JW McConnell Family Foundation Senior Fellow, Social Innovation at MaRS;
- Albert Lobe, Chair of the Board of Directors for the Mennonite Coalition for Refugee Support;
- Aleks Poldma, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Hydrated World.