The international business idea competition "Hult Prize Impact Summit - 2021 Shenzhen" has been held successfully.
Two teams from Bangladesh got the opportunity to participate in the Hult Prize regional impact summit.
The three-day summit was held from April 21 to April 23 through offline and online webinars.
The Hult Prize Impact Summit was hosted by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen).
The Hult Prize Foundation, and the Center for Innovation, Design and Entrepreneurship (CIDE) co-organized the event.
Twenty seven teams from 16 universities around the world participated in this summit.
The participating teams collided ideas and creativity around the theme of "Food for Good, Entrepreneurship Plan for Sustainable Development."
The finals were simultaneously broadcast live on the Tencent live broadcast platform, and more than 530,000 people watched the grand finals online simultaneously.
The competition part of the regional summit was divided into preliminary and final. To enter the finals, 12 judges selected 6 out of 27 preliminary competition teams. In the final round, 6 teams competed and showed their talent.
The teams participating in the finals came from the Tachu team from Varendra University in Bangladesh, the Armada team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen), the Coco Fruit team from Tsinghua University, the green savior team from Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool, the ReKOPI team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) and the Ikigai team from the University of International Business and Economics.
After careful and intense discussion by the jury team, the ReKOPI team from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) finally stood out and won the competition.
Becoming the winner of the Hult Prize summit final, they will receive 36,000 RMB to land the project as support funds.
The 6 participating teams will all be provided with an entrepreneurial office in Shenzhen provided by the Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Center of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) to encourage these outstanding teams to continue to implement their own social innovation plans with viable business models.
Associate Vice President Prof Gu Yang delivered a speech on behalf of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) at the Hult Prize Summit.
She took this opportunity to express his congratulations and express gratitude to all event organizers, mentors, judges, donors, and the government.
In her speech, she said, "The Chinese University of Hong Kong (Shenzhen) has always attached importance to cultivating talents with international forward-looking vision and knowledge reserves. Therefore, this summit is a good opportunity to exchange ideas with the world and stimulate inspiration."
Subsequently, Ahmad Ashkar, the founder and CEO of the Hult Prize Foundation, on behalf of the organisers of the Shenzhen regional final of the Hult Prize, expressed high affirmation and congratulations to all the entrepreneurial teams who advanced to the summit and congratulated all the students for their hard work.
He said, "We work together to create a better world for everyone through the idea of solving social problems and establishing stronger and longer-lasting connections."
Prof. Michael Ferguson, Senior Associate Dean of the School of Economics and Management; Belen Marin, Global Operations Associate of the Hult Prize Foundation; and Sharon Fu, Community Builder of Hult Prize in China delivered welcome speeches and warmly welcomed the innovative teams from all over the world and thanked all the staff of both parties for their support.