Lagos State University selected to Host local edition of Hult Prize as students answer President Bill Clinton’s Challenge and go head-to-head for US$1M

The HultPrize@Lasu recently announced that Lagos State University has been selected to host a local edition of the Hult Prize, the world’s largest student competition for the creation of new social businesses. The annual Hult Prize awards one million dollars in start-up funding to the team of students that develops the most radical and breakthrough idea to solve one of our world’s toughest social challenges.

In partnership with former President Bill Clinton, the Hult Prize is hosting college and university events around the world in search of the next game-changing start-up.

The campusdirector, Obiora Udebuana will be leading the Hult Prize at  Lagos State University initiative, and is confident that his/her peers on campus have as good as chance as anyone to go all the way and with this year’s Hult Prize.”With the compounding efforts of the volunteers; Soyemi Toluwalashe, Ogomigo Otega, Osodein Grace and a whole lot of bright thinkers in the team, we are definitely sure for an exciting new year” remarked Oscar

The winner of the intra-campus event will automatically advance to compete in one of five regional finals happening around the world in Boston, San Francisco,Lagos, London, Dubai and Shanghai next March.  One winning team from each host city will then move onto a summer business incubator, where participants will receive mentorship, advisory and strategic planning as they create prototypes and set-up to launch their new social business. The challenge involves creating a team of 3 or 4, applying and pitching to judges.

A global round of competition will be hosted in September next year, where the winning team to be awarded the $1,000,000 prize by former President Bill Clinton himself.

Hult Prize at  Lagos State University is now recruiting volunteers and teams who are interested in registering for the competition. To compete, please mail at for more information and see

OR Contact 08128388296,09060591020, 09030277825, 08188501531

The 2018 Hult Prize will focus *[Harnessing the power of energy and transform the lives of 10 million people]*  – a challenge personally selected by President Bill Clinton as a global crisis in need of urgent attention and innovative solutions.

If you are a student at Lagos State University, it’s not too late to register –

See  for more information. There would be an orientation on the 11th of November 2017 for interested students of Lagos State University.

The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship, which 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 crowd-sourcing platform for social good, and has been funded by the Hult family since its inception in 2009.

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