Students in million dollar competition finals for affordable energy

Eleven business schools and universities around the world won the regional competitions of the 3rd Hult Global Case Challenges, a competition seeking to harness students’ talents to alleviate global poverty, including energy poverty.

The regional competitions took place on 25 February Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shangai.

Carnegie Mellon University, Hult International Business School, ESADE, Aarhus University, Dartmouth College, UC Davis, NYU Abu Dhabi, Asian institute of Management, Presidio Graduate School, University of Belgrade and HKUST all came with winning solutions to provide affordable energy, affordable education and affordable housing to millions of people.

The Hult Global Case Challenge comes with a million dollar prize for the winning teams in the energy, habitat and education tracks of the competition.

SolarAid is the partner for the energy track of the competition and will use the prize to pilot the winning ideas and replace kerosene lamps by solar lights.

The regional winners will move on to the competition’s global final in New York on 26 April, where a panel of influential business leaders such as former new York Governor Mario Cuomo; Michael Treschow, Chairman of Unilever; and Mohammad Yunus, Nobel Prize Winner and Founder or Grameen Bank will select this year winning business plan.

President Bill Clinton will present the awards to the winning teams.