The competition brings together college and university students from around the world to generate solutions to the world's most pressing problems. This year, the challenge focuses on alleviating global poverty. Teams were asked to devise solutions that would provide affordable education, energy, and housing to millions of people.
The regional winners — Carnegie Mellon University, Hult International Business School, ESADE, Aarhus University, Dartmouth College, University of California, Davis, NYU Abu Dhabi, the Asian Institute of Management, Presidio Graduate School, University of Belgrade, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology — have advanced to the competition's final competition, which will be held at the New York Public Library on April 26.
"We congratulate all winners on their groundbreaking ideas and look forward to a game-changing competition in April," said Hult president Stephen Hodges. "With millions of people living in poverty, sustainable solutions that use seed capital to get going, but thereafter are self-funding, are needed to kick-start the development of major change. By reaching beyond the traditional realms of business, we hope to engage the best international talent to develop social enterprise solutions to the world's most intractable problems."