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Take part in the Hult Prize 2019 for a chance to win $1m for your social start-up

The Hult Prize 2019 – the 'Nobel Prize of student entrepreneurship' – is now open. Lead coach Dr Evangelos Markopoulos from the School of Business and Management is looking for five more teams to take part.

22 October 2018

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Now in its 10th year, the Hult Prize is considered the 'Nobel Prize for student entrepreneurship', and is one of the most reputable competitions in the world. Last year, around 100,000 teams (nearly half a million students) from over 2,500 universities around the world participated in the 2017/18 round.

The challenge this year is to build the foundations of a venture that will provide meaningful work for 10,000 youth within the next decade – find out more.

If you are interested in taking part, please form a team of three to four students. You can register your team by contacting Zoe Ubom, QMUL Hult Prize In-Campus Director, at: z.ubom@hss17.qmul.ac.uk. You'll need to provide the following information when emailing:

  • Your team name (be creative)
  • Your team members (name, Student ID, email, programme of study and year of study)
  • Your team captain (for communications purposes only)

Your team can include students from any school, programme of study, year of study or academic level (undergraduate, postgraduate taught, postgraduate research), as long as they are a student at Queen Mary. More information about forming your team is available online.

Last year was the first time that teams from Queen Mary entered the competition, with two going through to the regional semi-finals. Less than one per cent of participating universities manage to have more than one team at the regional final and our goal this year as an institution is to go even further!