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Kepler amongst the highly expected Hult Prize front-runners

October-28
01:40 AM 2017

Kepler has been selected as one of different local universities that will participate in Hult Prize competition, a conquest that will give $30,000 for country winner and $ 1M for international champion through finding effective solution to United Nation’s Challenge.

On October 27, 2017 the national Hult Prize team joined Kepler for an informatory session to more than 70 interested contestants from Kepler Kigali campus.

As per to Doriane Ndayisaba, the Hult prize campus director, Kepler University has been also designated to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest students’ competition for the creation of new social businesses. The global winning team of students that demonstrates and develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of our world’s toughest social challenges receives a sum of one million dollars to use as a start-up funding and effective implementation of their project.
In partnership with the United Nations, the Hult Prize is hosting colleges and universities events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-ups.

Doriane Ndayisabawho will be leading the Hult Prize at Kepler initiative is extremely confident that her peers on campus are sublime candidates of this year Hult Prize champions.
“I know my schoolmates, I know their courage, attitude and how far they can go, I have seen them doing miracles and this is the core reason why I stand assertively on their performances. I don’t just think; I also believe that this year’s Hult Prize can be awarded to some Kepler students.”Doriane uttered.

It is expected that this year intra-campus winners will automatically advance to compete in one of fifteen regional finals that will be taking place next march around the world. Then after, one winning team from each host city will then move onto a summer business incubator that will take place in UK where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business. A final round of competition will occur in USA around September 2018, where the winning team to be awarded the $1,000,000 prize.

Currently, Hult Prize at Kepler is now recruiting volunteers and teams who are interested in registering for the competition. Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship that brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative is the world’s largest student competition and crowdsourcing platform for social good, and has been funded by the Hult family since its inception in 2009. To learn more, visit www.hultprize.org.

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