Around 65 teams are participating in this year's Hult Prize competition, says a press release.
According to the release, the registration for this intra-university global competition began in mid-October, and around 65 teams are participating to solve this year's 'Food for Good' challenge.
The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from MBA and college students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education.
With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Hult Prize is coping with the new normal by organising the events online and all the sessions, which also include the introduction, training, and grooming sessions, will be held virtually through webinars.
The first stage of the competition includes the OnCampus programme, and for the last two years, NSU Young Economists' Forum (YEF) has been the official club partner for Hult Prize at NSU.
The introduction and information sessions were held online on 11 and 16November, respectively. The first session was hosted by Fahim Shahryar, Asian Regional Associate of Hult Prize Foundation, while the second session was hosted by the former campus director of Hult Prize at NSU, Jannatul Tazreen.
They discussed about the benefits of the Oncampus programme, tips and tricks, and how to kick start the preparation for the competition.
Additionally, three grooming sessions will be conducted, and the first session was hosted on 22 November by Tasneem Omar Ava, global finalist of Hult Prize 2016. The future sessions and the semi-final and final rounds will be judged and hosted by different corporate officials, aspiring entrepreneurs, and former Hult Prize winners.
The objective of the Hult Prize at NSU for this year is different from that of the previous years as it aims to inspire the students to generate sustainable and lucrative ideas and help them to make great future possibilities.
Conforming to this year's theme, 'Food for Good', the members of NSU YEF will run a donation campaign throughout the event on behalf of the Hult Prize at NSU. The campaign comprises food distribution among 200 underprivileged individuals/families, and this is one of the highlights of the 2021 OnCampus programme of the Hult Prize at NSU.
The Title Sponsor of the Hult Prize at NSU is Bay Emporium Ltd, and the Associate Sponsor for this year's OnCampus Programme is British Educare. The Strategic Partner is Banglalink. Along with the event sponsors there are many restaurant partners who will conduct the food distribution campaign.