University of Ghana students have emerged as finalists at the Hult Prize competition. This has qualified the team to the 7th annual finals of the competition. The Ghanaian team competed in the Hult Prize Dubai regional event on March 11 and 12, 2016 and built a solution to the challenge for the competition, making them the winner of the Dubai regional finalists for this years competition.
The winning team from University of Ghana include; Louisa Ofosuah Obimpeh, Benardine Holdbrook Ghanson, Anna Agyirwa Aggrey and Paulina Nyamekye.
The competition was hosted in five different cities namely; London, Dubai, Shanghai, San Francisco and Boston. The Hult Prize is about different people who come together to solve some of the world’s pressing challenges. The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for prospective and promising young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities.
The Hult Prize is in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative which is owned by former US President, Bill Clinton. The innovative platform identifies and launches disruptive and smart social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges.
This year’s competition is focused around finding solutions for “Crowded Urban Spaces” . This challenge was selected by Ex President Bill Clinton.
Following the regional finals, all winning teams from each host city will move into a summer business accelerator program where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business.
Also, the final round of competition will be hosted at the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in September, where one team will be selected as the Hult Prize winner. The USD 1,000,000 Prize will be awarded the finalists on that day by None other than President Bill Clinton himself.
A big congratulations to the Ghanaian students who have made it to the final round.