Welcome to Hult Prize

# IOE , Pulchowk

Jay Kishan Panjiyar

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"We are living in a world where we have more problems than ever before, and therefore there are more opportunities for entrepreneurs. This pandemic has revealed the major flaws in our system and also has provided us with the opportunity to correct them. UN SDGs are more important than ever. Our business needs to be redefined to improve our world. It is the age of creativity, and it's the age of new business models. I guarantee this HULT PRIZE, IOE will be best experience you have ever witnessed. As Gandhi said, “Be the change you want to see in the world”"

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HULT PRIZE 2022 CHALLENGE

GETTING THE WORLD
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Your 2022 challenge is to create two-thousand jobs by 2024 by thinking global and acting local!

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Herat University

748 teams registered

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Afghan Swiss

707 teams registered

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Al-Azhar University - Gaza

678 teams registered

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Kabul University of Medical Sciences

584 teams registered

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Kabul University

581 teams registered

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Daffodil International University

528 teams registered

Our Judges

Er. Aditya Raj

Er. Aditya Raj

CEO and a Concept Developer

Er. Aditya Raj is the Founder and CEO at Digital Nepal, a Former IT consultant at THIRD Alliance, and also the Former Associate Director at MultiTechSys.He is a tech-savvy, creative, and concept developer looking for new ideas and opportunities.
Dr. Surya Raj Acharya

Dr. Surya Raj Acharya

Independent Expert in Development and Infrastructure

Surya Raj Acharya is a Nepalese politician and a public intellectual as an independent expert in development and infrastructure policy. He was a Visiting Professor at Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University before joining Sajha Party. He was the spokesperson of Sajha Party. Dr. Acharya is one of the popular commentators in national newspapers, radio, and Television. He is known for his expertise in development and infrastructure issues. He is one of very few experts who maintain objectivity and impartiality on issues of public interest.
Ahmad Farhad Sarwari

Ahmad Farhad Sarwari

Business Coach, Business Strategy Builder, Economist and Creative Art Dire

Mr. Ahmed is a business coach, business strategy builder, economist, and creative art director. He is doing his business studies at several international universities. He is an experienced team leader in various organizations and has been working in 50+ national & international organizations. He started his business consulting when he was 15 years old. He has managed and coordinated different development projects with national and international organizations such as UNICEF, UN Volunteers, UN Women, British Council, Garage48, Startup Wise Guys, European Commission, and The Human Projects. He was the country representative of the International Youth Society, The Human Projects, and the Organization of Islamic Youth in Afghanistan. He has been certified by international organizations like Amazon, Plan9. He was also a member of the judging panel in Quantum Hack & business mentor at the Hack the Crisis Afghanistan, JUMP for Italy, EUvsVirus, The Global Hack, and many more.
Alpha Sennon

Alpha Sennon

Farmerpreneur and a Motivational Speaker

Alpha developed AGRIMAN and Photosynthesista, the world’s 1st Food and Nutrition Security Superheroes, that not only teach youth the “how” to farm, but it helps every individual develop their own understanding, motivation and commitment to the “why” of farming. Alpha is also an alumnus of the 2016 Young Leaders of Americas Initiative led by his Excellency Mr. Barack Obama. Alpha was awarded the 2018- Andrew-e-Rice-Award for his work in Leadership and Innovation as a Young Professional in International Development by the Society for International Development, Washington Chapter. Most recently, Alpha was presented with the winning title of ‘Social Entrepreneur’ of the year by CEMEX-TEC Mexico and Ashoka Organisation. He was also named the 40 under 40 influencer of the year by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ani Choying Drolma

Ani Choying Drolma

Social Worker and Humanitarian

Ani Choying Drolma, also known as Choying Dolma and Ani Choying, is a Nepalese Buddhist nun and musician from the Nagi Gompa nunnery in Nepal. She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for bringing many Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to mainstream audiences. She has been recently appointed as the UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador to Nepal. Ani Choying has been involved in several humanitarian works. She has advocated the need for an official Earth Anthem for the planet supporting the efforts of Indian poet-diplomat Abhay K in this direction. She was also a part of the India Inclusion Summit where she also delivered a heart-warming speech. She is also the creator of Arya Tara School.
Sumit Saha

Sumit Saha

Expert in Food, Biotech, Packaging and Dairy

Sumit Saha graduated in Dairy Technology in 2001 from West Bengal University of Animal and Fishery Sciences, Kolkata. He started his career as Technical Officer in Kishan Milk Union, Nadia, West Bengal. The profile entailed good quality milk procurement from the rural farmers in Nadia District. From 2004 to 2015 Sumit Saha worked with Amul-Asia’s largest milk brand. Initially, he worked in the Kolkata Milk Project(Initiation to stabilization). Then worked in the cheese manufacturing unit in Khatraj, Mehmdabad, and undertaken assignments in Processed cheese, Emmental Cheese, Edam Cheese, Cheddar Cheese, and whey processing.
Sanjog Koirala

Sanjog Koirala

Entrepreneur, Actor and an Ideator

Sanjog Koirala is a popular Nepali Actor, Producer, and Entrepreneur. He owns numbers of businesses like Hashtag Lounge Durbarmarg, Ice Cream Live, KTM Kafe and Hi-Macs Nepal. Besides his multiple businesses, he is also playing Nepali Movies.
Jerry Lee

Jerry Lee

Product Strategy Manager

Jerry is a Former Senior Strategy & Operations Manager at Google and current Product Strategy Manager at Lucid. He is from Torrance, California, and graduated summa cum laude from Babson College. After graduating, Jerry was hired as the youngest analyst in his organization by being promoted multiple times in 2 years to his current position. Outside of work, Jerry partners with universities & organizations (170+ to date) to help others land into their dream careers. He's amassed 83,000+ followers and has reached 15M+ professionals.
SM Shaikat

SM Shaikat

Youth Advisor of UN-Habitat and International Consultant

SM Shaikat is a renowned youth development expert, and policy advocate working in Bangladesh and beyond for about a decade. Some of his roles include: Youth Advisor (Asia-Pacific) of the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat): Shaikat was elected to the UN-Habitat Youth Advisory Board in 2015 with votes of youths in Asia and Pacific countries. Executive Director, SERAC-Bangladesh: He is currently serving as the Executive Director at this national level youth-focused rights and development organization. In his capacity, he designs programs and supervises implementation in the fields. International Consultant: Shaikat also works as a freelance consultant in development and communication with a number of international NGOs, and research firms in many countries including the US, UK, Malaysia, Thailand.
Sam Baker

Sam Baker

Strategy Consultant, Environmental Expert

Sam Baker is a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte, World’s Largest Professional Services Network, since 1998, focussed on corporate purpose and strategy, the SDGs and climate change, ESG and Impact definition and reporting. He is currently leading the Goal13 Impact Platform initiative with the CBI, Chapter Zero, A4S, the Met Office, and Dell to build a public repository of corporate actions on climate change; and working with WEF/ the International Business Council on establishing common (ESG) metrics for long term value creation. He is also the Part-Time Strategy Advisor to Climate Zero. He have been previous involved in various cross organisation initiatives to promote the SDGs and Climate Transition including GSMA’s Data for Good, GESI’s Digital with Purpose, BiTC’s Global Goals working group, the Impact Investing Alliance. He is also a frequent judge/panelist in this domain including CBI Achieving Net Zero Conference, the Good Festival, GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards (SDG Category), the BiTC Unilever Global Development Award, ICAEW’s Finance for the Future awards.
Saraban Tahura Turin

Saraban Tahura Turin

Founder and CEO

Founder & CEO of Turtle Venture. Ambassador at She Loves Tech. Founder at BinaryCrew. Founder/CEO at Xen Tech. about Turtle : https://turtleventure.com/
Luke Smith

Luke Smith

ICT Officer and Co-Founder

Mr. Luke Smith has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Natural Resources Management and Agribusiness, with Certificates in Natural Resources Management for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods, Youth in Entrepreneurship Business on Agribusiness Enterprises and a Certificate AGRIMONITOR: Agricultural policy, food security and climate change from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). Additionally, he is the current Caribbean Regional Coordintor for Thought for Food, a global movement that creates, empowers and supports a the next generation of leaders to solve our planet’s most pressing challenge: How to sustainably feed 10 billion people? Luke is also the Information Communication and Technology (ICT) Officer of We Help You-th Farm (WHYFARM) an award-winning youth-led organization based in Trinindad geared towards growing the future feeders of tommorrow.
Arif Nezami

Arif Nezami

Founder and CEO

Arif is a serial entrepreneur, community builder, and startup mentor from Bangladesh. He led Google, Facebook, Mozilla developer, and startup communities in Bangladesh and South Asia region for around 10 years. His innovations won the World Summit Award, Mantha Award, Facebook Hackathon, and many national and international recognitions. Artificial Intelligence, Data, Social Innovations, Next Billon Users, and Web technologies are his areas of interest.
Musa Olatunji

Musa Olatunji

Business Strategist

Musa Olatunji is a Policy Enthusiast, Trainer, Business Strategist, Accountant, Content Curator, Nation Builder and Connector, Award Winner. He’s the Lead Consultant for BeMORE Global Consulting and Co-Founder / Executive Director of MORE Global Foundation who advocate for the Implementation of Africa Agenda 2063 by African Union and the Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations 2030. He has gained over ten years of experience and built leadership capacity within National House of Assembly in Abuja, Banking, Manufacturing, Logistics, Oil & Gas Industries and NGOs. Musa Olatunji has contributed and participated in reaching out to over 5,000 youths globally, where he has developed strong Project Coordination, Branding and Leadership skills and has successfully handled global and national projects which has featured him on BBC Media Action, Theirworld in London, AIT, TVC, ClearView TV, Kaftan TV, Guardian & Vanguard National Newspapers, WFM Radio among other TV, Online Blogs and Media platforms. This has earned him several awards and recognitions from Africa, America, Asia and Europe with the recent 2021 World Economic Forum Global Young Leader Nomination.
Shiv Kandel

Shiv Kandel

CEO

Shiv Kandel is the co-founder at Yeklo, Yeklo and Changenepal , and CEO of LDT Nepal. He is a management enthusiast highly interested in collective leadership, brand establishment, international collaboration, and sustainability of the innovative business model. He carries high aspiration on business, poetry, filmmaking, and disruptive technology. He brings a range of experience from both profit and non-profit sectors and now his mission is to introduce Nepali disruptive tech products into the global market.
Sheikh Nasrat Sharif

Sheikh Nasrat Sharif

Software Engineer, Entrepreneur

Sheikh Nasrat Sharif is an Entrepreneur, Software Engineer, Android Developer, and a Mobile Tech Enthusiast. He will be primarily mentoring the techy projects of Hult Prize at IOE and also helping the participants solve their problems more efficiently.
Alex Westerlund

Alex Westerlund

Serial Entrepreneur

Alex Westerlund is a Serial Entrepreneur, Political Philosopher, Activist, and Traveller. He is a co-founder of Humanity Up, leading to connect global changemakers within a platform. He is an enthusiast traveler and global social changemaker.
Radia Rayan Chowdhury

Radia Rayan Chowdhury

Software Engineer

Radia Rayan Chowdhury is a software engineer who is passionate about Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing. Currently, she is working for ServicEngineBPO in Bangladesh. She is the convenor for the TRIKONOMITI Project that works for underprivileged women and young girls menstrual hygiene which was initiated right at the dawn of coronavirus when quarantine and Lockdown were suddenly introduced in the country. She believes there needs to be a growing focus on women empowerment through technology. She hopes to expand her activities and support more girls in the future. Her dream includes a pledge that no girls will be left behind. She was a Campus Ambassador of Microsoft Student Partners and she is an active Google Local Guide.
Usha Khatiwada

Usha Khatiwada

CEO

Usha Khatiwada is the CEO of NRN Infrastructure & Development Limited. She was Awarded with World-Changing women 2020 by Conscious Company - USA and Most influential women of Nepal by RSTCA in 2020. She was also a Speaker at the Hydro Vision International Conference in USA in 2016, 2018, Hydro-2015 at France in 2015, and is a Volunteer Outreach Coordinator at Girls in Tech - Nepal. Usha was also Nominated in diversity inclusion award and is a finalist for HR Program Manager Award 2020 organized by Womentech Global Awards, 2020
Abhigya Pokharel

Abhigya Pokharel

Senior Project Manager

Abhigya is a Senior Project Manager at Ncell Axiata, an Accomplished Servant Leader and a Certified Coach. She has also been a speaker at various national/ international conferences on Personal Agility, Agile Transformation, and Cargo Cult Agile. Adding to his portfolio, she is A Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Practitioner, Agile Certified Coach, Certified in Scaled Agile Framework, Certified Agile Leadership, and a Certified PRINCE2 Practitioner. She is also one of the Founding members of ‘Spiral Nepal'.
David Anh Duc Pham

David Anh Duc Pham

Co-Founder and Business Development Manager

David Pham was born in Vietnam and moved to the Czech Republic when he was 5 years old. After living in Prague for more than 20 years, he is now back in Hanoi, working in the Education sector. David has a master's degree with a specialization in International Business from a Czech university. He is a co-founder of 180 Degrees Consulting in Prague, Model UN Prague, H? chi?u xanh di quanh th? gi?i, and DaMon Education. He worked as the Business Development Manager at Sportmate in London, the Country Manager at Ravak in Shanghai, and worked at ING Bank, Sberbank, and Czech Export Bank. David speaks English, Czech, Vietnamese, French, and basic Mandarin!
Nadia Thu Huong Ho

Nadia Thu Huong Ho

Co-Founder

Nadia Thu Huong Ho is an award-winning author of 9 books, and a co-founder of the edtech startup DaMon Education, which aims to bring personalized learning to Vietnam. She is also a co-founder of a global citizenship community H? chi?u xanh di quanh th? gi?i and Link Online Learners. She is a Vietnamese-Czech citizen who is currently based in Los Angeles, California. She is a global citizen who has had opportunities to live, study, and work in 7 countries on 4 continents. Her wide professional scope ranges from international business, academic research, consulting, and education to marketing, event management, cross-cultural communication, and entrepreneurship. She has gained professional experience working at non-profit organizations, multinational corporations, universities, and social action projects around the globe. Nadia speaks English, Vietnamese, Czech, Spanish, and French.
Nipun Shakya

Nipun Shakya

Founder

Nipun Shakya is a storyteller. He tells travel stories of Nepal heard, shared, and experienced from different human communities of Nepal. He is the Founder of dulwa.com, A Social Travel Enterprise designed for altruistic tourists all over the world! The core of the company is to sustainably promote Nepal’s nature, communities, cultures, & cuisines globally.
Nowrid Amin

Nowrid Amin

Digital Marketer

Kazi Nowrid Amin is a TEDx speaker and was named as one of "Top 100 inspirational LinkedIn icons in Malaysia (2019) to follow" by Marketing In Asia magazine. He is a passionate Digital Marketer with 8+ years Job experience. Currently he is working at Malaysia with IQI Global (Real Estate Agency) as Digital Marketing Manager since December 2016. He is leading IQI to grow and make strong presence in the digital world. In addition he is also performing the role as public speaker and Digital Marketing trainer. He was Keynote and Panel speaker in: Sarawak E-commerce Forum 2019, Exabytes Ecommerce conference 2019, Exabytes Internet Marketing Summit 2019, MarTech Summit 2019, Malaysia Social Media week 2019 and more.
Shrinkhala Khatiwada

Shrinkhala Khatiwada

Artist

Shrinkhala Khatiwada is a Nepalese Model and the winner of Miss Nepal World 2018. She represented Nepal in Miss World 2018. She also became the second Nepali after Ishani Shrestha to win Beauty with a Purpose Award and secured a place in the Top 12 of Miss World 2018. She won the multimedia award in pageant prelims which earned her a place in the final top 30
Vesraj Timalsina

Vesraj Timalsina

Performer

Shreya Katuwal

Shreya Katuwal

Performer

Dilli Adhikari

Dilli Adhikari

MD

Dilli Adhikari is the MD at Nepal Telecom and has BE(Electronics), Msc. in information and communication engineering IOE.
Charlemagne Quinitio

Charlemagne Quinitio

COO

Charlemagne Quinitio oversees the strategic planning and execution of our global operations. In this role, he manages the global staff for all programming, digital marketing, and partner relationships in all countries that Hult Prize operates. He has spent a decade-plus targeted on youth investment specifically early-stage impact and advises student entrepreneurs and alumni enterprises of our community regularly. Based in southern California, Charlemagne Quinitio is actively involved in his community. He currently serves as an advisory board member at UC Irvine and regularly volunteers his time with the San Diego Food Banks Food Distribution program. He received his M.B.A. from Hult International Business School and his B.S. in Bioinformatics and Genomics from UC Riverside.
Fahim Shahriar

Fahim Shahriar

Guest

Fedi Regaieg

Fedi Regaieg

Engineer, Entrepreneur

Fedi Regaieg is an Engineer from Tunisia but currently lives in Mexico City. He is Regional Analyst (Asia) at Hult Prize Foundation, a global citizen and an adventure lover.
Susan Dangol

Susan Dangol

Entrepreneur, Community Builder

Susan is Community Builder at Hult Prize Foundation.
Ganesh Shah

Ganesh Shah

Mechanical Engineer, Leader

Ganesh Shah is a Nepalese politician and ex-Minister for Environment, Science, and Technology. He is also one of the senior-most leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal (United) and until recently was the General Secretary of the party Communist Party of Nepal (United). Shah is a mechanical engineer by profession and received his M-Tech (Technical Engineering) from Patrice Lumumba Peoples' Friendship University in 1973. Shah was appointed the Minister for Environment, Science, and Technology when Prachanda extended his cabinet. Mr. Shah is a big advocate of the climate change issues in Nepal and has been quoted in various media outlets during his time as a minister. Mr. Shah is known for being one of the technology-savvy politicians in Nepal maintains his own blog and is an active Facebook user.
Kelsang Shrestha

Kelsang Shrestha

Artist

Kelsang Shrestha is a young and mellifluous Nepalese singer, songwriter, and song composer based in Kathmandu. He has been the YouTube sensation after the release of his single debut “Bijuli Dai” in collaboration with Bajra Creation Records. Born and raised in Kathmandu, Kelsang Shrestha is a new rising sensation in the Nepali music industry. He is an 18-year-old songwriter and singer. He has a total of four music videos on his official Youtube Channel, all of which were written, composed and sung by him. He has a total of about 2 million total views on his YouTube channel with 25.5K subscribers.
Rahul Pandey

Rahul Pandey

Artist

Rahul Pandey is an Indian Bollywood Playback singer and Songwriter. He debuted in the Indian Film industry with the song Haseena Tu kameena Mein from the movie Happy Ending in 2014. In 2015 he sang the song Jab We Met from the movie Hero. Rahul Pandey sang two songs, Feel The Rhythm & Show Me Your Moves in Tiger Shroff starrer 'Munna Michael' (2017).
Madan Krishna Shrestha

Madan Krishna Shrestha

Artist

Madan Krishna Shrestha is a Nepalese actor, comedian ,writer and singer. He is one of the most successful and respected comedians in the Nepalese entertainment industry and was the most popular stage performer in his time .He is well known for his method acting. He is one of the comedy duo, "MaHa Jodi", the other one being Hari Bansha Acharya. He also performs on stage most of the time with his partner, Hari Bansha Acharya.
Himesh Panta

Himesh Panta

Artist, Comedian

Himesh Panta is one of the most talented and content-based comedians. Panta is famous for the winner of Comedy Champion Season 1 (2020). He is very popular among Nepalese youngsters. Renowned for his comedy and sense of humor, Himesh Panta makes his Hult Prize debut as a Guest in the Grand Finale.
Girish Khatiwada

Girish Khatiwada

Artist

Girish Khatiwada is a Nepalese rapper, radio, television personality, and vlogger. Khatiwada started his career at the age of 15 with his first track "Meaningless Rap" in 1994 and became mainstream with his counterpart Pranil Timalsena with other tracks like Timi Jaha Pani Jaanchhau, Malai Bhot Deu, Hami Dherai Sana Chhu. Today, besides his career in the Nepalese rap music scene, Khatiwada is also one of the most influential vloggers from Nepal.
Ram Pothineni

Ram Pothineni

Artist, Actor

Ram Pothineni is an Indian film actor who is known for his works in Telugu cinema. He made his debut with Devadasu (2006) which won him a Filmfare Award for Best Male Debut – South. His notable films include Ready (2009), Kandireega (2011), Pandaga Chesko (2015), Nenu Sailaja (2016), Hello Guru Prema Kosame (2018), and iSmart Shankar (2019). He started his acting career at the age of 11 and is a recipient of numerous national and international awards. He is also known for his contribution to social causes, including support to Swachch Bharat campaign. His charm and fabolous acting with good looks have made him one of the most celebrated film stars of India. His latest film ‘RED’ is set for release early 2021
Sudin Pokharel

Sudin Pokharel

Artist

Sudin Pokharel DA69 belongs to the generation that brought a revolution in hip-hop and rap music scenario of Nepal through, "The Unity Band". Along with that Sudin is passionate about sports, journalism and Nepali literature. After taking a break for 7.5 years from music industry he has made an unexpected comeback with his 3rd song, "Mrityu" which talks about mental health and encourages people to talk about mental health issues through his hiphop song. Mr. Sudin Pokharel is indeed a the most inspiring people in Nepal, a legendary singer and humanitarian who encouraged people to pursue their dreams on hip hop field.
Swoopna Suman

Swoopna Suman

Artist

Swoopna Suman is well known and one of the most exciting music stars in the Nepali Music industry. He is best known for his top hit songs “The Coffee Song”,” Ke Saro Ramri Bhako”,” Ae Hello”,” Kasari Bhanu” and “Ma Timro”, “Thahai Bhayena”, “Jane Kura Nagara”.
Mahabir Pun

Mahabir Pun

Social Entrepreneur

Mahabir Pun is a Nepalese teacher, social entrepreneur and an activist known for his extensive work in applying wireless technologies to develop remote areas of the Himalayas, also known as the Nepal Wireless Networking Project. He is a widely known figure in Nepal, and his work has been recognized by the Ashoka Foundation, the Ramon Magsaysay Foundation, University of Nebraska, and Global Ideas Bank. He is a humanitarian whose work is inspiring many youths to return to their own country and serve it for its development. He is also the founder of National Innovation Centre.

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In a few short years, the Hult Prize has become one of the most prestigious student competitions in existence today, offering teams unparalleled opportunities and resources. With the goal of educating and engaging students at its core, this truly international prize has created a platform to support the launch of social enterprises that are tackling seemingly intractable global challenges.

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