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 @ Waterloo competition energizes and activates socially-conscious entrepreneurs at Waterloo and beyond, and this year will no doubt be one of the most exciting yet! Food is a universal need and source of comfort. The theme for this year’s Hult Prize challenge, dubbed “The Nobel Prize for Students”, is Food for Good. The mission? To create jobs, stimulate economies, reimagining supply chains, and improving outcomes of 10 million people by 2030.Hult Prize challenge themes are always rooted in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals or SDGs. Food for Good aligns with SDG number 2: Zero Hunger, as well as the many goals that intersect with this goal such as Good Health and Wellbeing (SDG 3).
Integrated curriculum for undergraduate and graduate students
The Hult Prize challenge has been integrated into the curriculum of two courses offered by the Conrad School — BET 420, Entrepreneurship for Social Impact, a course open to undergraduate students of all faculties, and BET 612, Entrepreneurial Organizations, a course exclusively for Master of Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) students. Integrating the Hult Prize competition into the curriculum of these courses creates a meaningful experiential learning component to courses that also teach foundational theory and knowledge of social impact entrepreneurship.
Schedule and important dates
Over the course of the next few months, there will be a series of events for students who are interested in competing in the Hult Prize at UWaterloo competition - including students who are not taking BET 420 or BET 612 in the fall term.
Competition Kick-Off on Thursday, October 29, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Kick-off attendees will get an in-depth introduction to this year’s Hult Prize challenge as well as the related SDGs.
Express of Interest Submissions (November 4, 2020 Deadline)
Register your team by writing to us firstname.lastname@example.org about your idea and register your team for the next rounds.
Semi-Final Pitches – Online Submission (November 25, 2020 Tentative)
Semi-final pitches are not a public event. Participating teams will be required to submit video pitches for adjudication by a panel.
Final Competition – December 2, 2020
The culmination of months of work for students, staff, and volunteers, the Hult Prize at UWaterloo final competition is an inspirational event not to be missed which will be held virtually where teams will compete to secure their place at a regional Hult Prize competition. Please register to attend the Final Competition.