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Hult Prize

The Hult Prize is one of the world's largest student competitions that work as a start-up accelerator for impact entrepreneurship. The competition brings students together from around the globe to pitch their venture idea and launch their enterprise. Initially, students compete on campus and then in the regional rounds during the Spring semester either in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai or Shanghai. 

The Competition

  • Launch Event:
    Thursday, October 26, 2017. 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. Center for Science and Technology, 103.
  • On-Campus Competition:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017.  7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.  Landrum Bolling Center, Richmond Room.

 

Earlham Prize for Creative Capitalism — 

The Business Plan Competition for Social Entrepreneurship 

In the Earlham Prize for Creative Capitalism, teams of up to five students hone their business skills from their business ideas and elevator pitches to develop business plans to launch their social entrepreneurship endeavors. The competition will award more than $40,000 in seed capital with the grand-prize winner receiving $20,000 to help start its endeavor.   Read More →

The Competition

  • Launch Event:
    Thursday, September 14, 2017.  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Landrum Bolling Center, Loose Lecture Hall.
  • Elevator Pitch:
    Saturday, October 28, 2017.  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Landrum Bolling Center, Loose Lecture Hall.
    Video (1:53:25)
  • Cameo Round:
    Saturday, December 2, 2017 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  Landrum Bolling Center, Loose Lecture Hall.
  • Finalist/Judges Prep Review:
    Saturday March 3, 2018.  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. CoLab, The Nook.
  • Final Round:
    Saturday, March 31, 2018.  10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Carpenter Hall, Goddard Auditorium.

Workshops

  • Launching a Social Business:
    Thursday, September 21, 2017. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CoLab.
    Gene Hambrick, Director for Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Scaling and measuring impact:
    Thursday, September 28, 2017. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CoLab. 
    Rohma Zubair, CoLab Project Manager.
  • Business model canvas:
    Wednesday, October 4, 2017. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CoLab.
    Becky Jestice, Associate Professor of Global Management, Earlham College.
  • Developing a marketing plan:
    Wednesday, October 11, 2017.  6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CoLab.
    Scott Underwood, Business Advisor, Indiana Small Business Development Center.
  • Elevator Pitch:
    Thursday, October 26, 2017. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CoLab.
    Gene Hambrick, Director for Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
  • Developing financial statements:
    Thursday, January 25, 2018. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CoLab. 
    Robert Couch, Assistant Professor of Global Management, Earlham College.
  • Business plan development: 
    Thursday, February 1, 2018. 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. CoLab.
    Seth Powless, Assistant Professor of Global Management, Earlham College.