New York, NY (PRWEB) February 02, 2012
The Hult Global Challenge (Hult GCC) invites college and university students from around the world to solve the world’s most pressing social challenges. Through a strategic partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, the Hult GCC has committed to working with fellow CGI commitment makers on solving real-world social challenges.
From now until February 25, online entries are open for teams of students from around the world. Voting for the online competition takes place between February 25 and March 9, with plenty of time before the Global Finals on April 26.
Speakers and guests for the Global Finals include President Bill Clinton and Dr. Muhammad Yunus. The event is an opportunity for participants to connect and learn from global business leaders. Participants also have the chance to meet like-minded change-makers, forging opportunities to collaborate on future projects.
Last year’s case studies were based on the challenge of providing clean water in partnership with Water.org, founded by Gary White and Matt Damon. While only one winner from each track will be selected, it is only the start for innovative ideas. Regional winners from Boston were so passionate about the team’s pilot idea last year, they went on to pitch the idea to venture capitalists and found additional funding for their project.
“At its core, WizeHive is a collaboration platform,” says WizeHive CEO, Mike Levinson. “We believe crowdsourcing and collaboration are the answers to solving the world’s biggest challenges and we are happy to provide Hult GCC with the tools to manage their online application.”
“At Hult International Business School, I learned that there was a huge opportunity at the bottom of the economic pyramid,” says founder Ahmad Ashkar. “The concept behind Hult GCC is to bring some business sustainability and generate a profit in emerging markets.”
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About Hult Global Case Challenge
The Hult GCC is annual college and university case competition which is the world’s largest and most internationally acclaimed, featuring thousands of students competing from over 100 countries and a coveted 1 million USD prize. In collaboration with the Clinton Global Initiative, events take place in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai, and online. The key driver of its success is the utilization of its innovative crowd-sourcing platform, which has set a new standard in the sector.