Have an idea to change the world? Bill Clinton wants to give you $1 million to pull it off.
The Hult Prize is an annual challenge supported by The Clinton Foundation to solve global issues in the developing world. The prize comes with $1 million in funding and the opportunity to work alongside some of the world’s leaders in business development and social enterprise.
This year’s challenge will focus on crowded urban spaces.
Case Western Reserve University will host the first ever “Hult Prize @ Case” event Saturday, Nov. 21, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Tinkham Veale University Center ballroom. The top team will be sponsored by CWRU and is guaranteed entry to the global round of the Hult Prize competition.
A workshop will be held Sunday, Nov. 15, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Tower City to help students transform their idea into a business and learn to pitch on the global stage. Local business leaders and investors will volunteer their time as mentors to help students.
Students can form groups of three to four. Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome, including students from the Cleveland Institute of Art and the Cleveland Institute of Music. One alumnus per team is allowed to participate.
Those who don’t have a team will be matched up with others.