For the first time ever, Qatar University (QU) students will have an opportunity to take part in the Hult Prize, a global movement that challenges young people to solve the world's biggest problems. It is also known as the 'Student Nobel Prize' and The Hult Prize Foundation is a partner of the UN.
The initiative, brought to QU by its Centre for Entrepreneurship, was started in 2009 by Ahmad El-Ashkar and takes place in over 121 countries. “Our participation is another step forward to place the Centre in the international entrepreneurship map. We hope by engaging our students in such big international events, we further nurture their entrepreneurial and creative skills," said Eatidal al-Qatami, training manager.
The competition gives students a chance to design and compete with their business idea with a chance to win $1mn as the final prize. The challenge for this year is 'Food for Good', where the teams have to build feasible food enterprises to impact the lives of 10mn people by 2030. The organisation committee is currently working to have a successful on-campus programme. Marah Abou-Sido, the current campus director described it as a great opportunity for students to enrich their experiences in their university life.
Currently, registration is open for more competitors from Qatar University. More information on registration can be found on Instagram @hultprizequ and official website www.hultprizeat.com/qataruniversity.
Mariam Mustafa, the current campus vice-director stated “I have seen my skills develop and would encourage everyone to take part so they can see a positive change in themselves.”