Hult Prize at Deakin

Leading a generation to change the world.
Join the movement at Deakin University.

Hult Prize at Deakin

Leading a generation to change the world.
Join the movement at Deakin University.

A closer look at The Hult Prize

The Hult Prize Foundation, in partnership with the United Nations, transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them. With a US$1,000,000 global startup prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and training to over a million students globally in just over a decade. Operating on more than 2,000 college and university campuses in 121 countries with a global team of more than 30,000 staff, student volunteers, and change-makers, the foundation has deployed more than $65M into the impact sector which it helped create.

The theme for 2021 is Food for Good — Transforming food into a vehicle for change. Learn more.

The Deakin Hult Prize Program Committee are leading the execution of the 2020/2021 Hult Prize on-campus program, with the goal of training, educating and inspiring students. 

In 2021 Deakin will be hosting our first campus competition where student-led teams will compete to pitch a business start- up idea addressing the social issue of “Food for Good”. Our teams will be challenged to transform food from a necessity, into a vehicle of change and prosperity for humanity by creating jobs, stimulating economies, reimagining supply chains and improving the Sustainable Development Goals for 10,000,000 people by 2030.

We seek to coach and mentor teams as they progress throughout the program in coming months, and develop their personal, professional, entrepreneurial and team skills within the 2020/21 challenge.

The winner of the Deakin on-campus competition, happening on the 3rd of December 2020, will advance to the regional summits taking place in March/April 2021, and have the chance to advance to The Hult Prize Global Accelerator (historically in Boston and London).

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What’s on for the Hult Prize at Deakin?

On-Campus Competition — 9 December 2020

The Deakin University On-Campus Competition will be hosted on 9 December 2020. 

The competition will consist of three main parts:

  1. Deakin student teams pitch their start-up solution to the challenge outlined
  2. Judges watch and score each of the pitches and engage in Q&A
  3. A winner is selected based on the criteria provided.

Learn more 

Participants (individuals and teams) must register to join the competition by 6 December 2020, 5pm AEDT.

Ready? Register to join the competition 

Get support from a mentor 

We’re offering free sessions for you to perfect your game-plan with our excellent list of mentors. Book in a session with some SPARK Deakin industry mentors via the Calendly links found in the table below. Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to practice and perfect your pitch!

Past event – Networking Night: Social Entrepreneurship Networking & Mentorship 

5 November 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm via Hopin (online)

We will be collaborating with a number of professionals across the entrepreneurship and ‘change-maker space’ to provide an insightful and interactive networking experience. This will allow the opportunity for you to utilize introductions to grow your Hult start up idea, or team up with other students for the Deakin On-Campus competition.

“The Hult Prize is how the world has to work in the 21st century.”

Hult Prize unlocks the desire of young people to change the world through business

Hult Prize is named “the Nobel Prize for students” from media sources worldwide

SPARK Deakin mentors and judges will be supporting the teams competing in the Hult Prize this year

Kate Givoni (Mentor)

Development Manager - Platform Communications at Xero

Daniel Steen (Mentor)

UX specialist and creative & Co-Founder at FireThrive

Josh Sharma (Mentor)

Startup Lawyer at LUNA (Deakin alumnus)

Pawan Lalwani (Mentor)

CEO & Co-Founder of Language Your Way (Deakin alumnus)

Joel Hanna (Mentor)

Founder of Big Little Brush (Social Enterprise)

Kaja Antlej (Judge)

Lecturer in Industrial Design

James Alexander (Judge)

Co-Founder and Partner of Galileo Ventures

Sangeeta Mulchandani (Judge)

Strategy & Leadership Consultant and Co-Founder of Foodtropia