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Hult Prize Selects Sudarshan GC as first Campus Director for Hult Prize Purbanchal University


Kathmandu, 16 December (2018) – The Hult Prize Foundation has recently announced the Hult Prize at Purbanchal University event on 29 December, 2018 at Southwestern Business College.

Sudarshan GC has been appointed as a Campus Director for On-campus event.

Hult Prize event is happening at Purbanchal University for the first time. Local campus event calls entrepreneurs to create viable start-ups and compete for US$ 1 million in seed capital.

GC is a founder and coordinator of Media Lab Nepal, which is trying to bridge gap between engineering and biology. He has carried out several projects aiming to democratise biology in Nepal. He is currently studying at SANN International College.

The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership with former President Bill Clinton, this innovative crowd sourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges.

Student teams compete around the world for a chance to secure US$1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social venture. The 2019 Hult Prize will focus on the burning social problem of youth unemployment.

On the course of the event, all participants should pitch their idea of providing 10,000 jobs in a decade. The challenge is provided every year by former US President Bill Clinton.

Ahmad Ashkar, CEO and Founder of the Hult Prize, attributes the success of the competition to the shift in the global economy and the millennial generation’s refusal to live in a world with inequality.

The winning team from the Hult Prize Purbanchal University Final Event will be fast tracked to compete at one of the five Hult Prize Regional Finals around the world, bypassing the general application which annually receives over 20,000 applicants from more than 350 colleges and universities in over 150 countries.

Following the regional finals, one winning team from each host city will attend a summer business accelerator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototype and set-up to launch their social business. A final round of competition will take place in September, where one team will be selected as the winner and will be awarded the US$ 1,000,000.

In the words of President Clinton, “The Hult Prize is a wonderful example of the creative cooperation needed to build a world with shared opportunity, shared responsibility and shared prosperity and each year I look forward to seeing the many outstanding ideas the competition produces.”

To compete, please email Sudarshan GC at for more information and see for registration.