Shillong, Mar 27: A group of students from St. Anthony’s College won the Impact Regional Summit of the Hult Prize Challenge 2021. This is the first team ever from the North East to win in such a prestigious event.
They will move on to the next round (The Accelerator Stage) to be held in London to compete with teams from across the world.
The Hult Prize is a prestigious event held in collaboration with the UN in order to come up with world problems for the youths of today to address. Each challenge is in line with a Sustainable Development Goal in order to create a generation of youths to change the world. The winners of the final event which is held in New York, USA, will win a cash prize of one million dollars to start their Startup idea.
A total of 43 teams from all across the country as well as from Bangladesh and Nepal competed in the prestigious Hult Prize Regional Summit 2021 held in Mumbai on March 26.
A four member team hailing from Shillong called Team Aces, comprising of Aushinar Dastidar(Captain), Ananya Bhattacharya, Akangsha Chakravorty and Muskan Singhania, students from the Department of Biotechnology, St. Anthony’s College, were declared the winners.
The Hult Prize is the world’s biggest engine in collaboration with the United Nations Organization for the launch of “for-good”, “for-profit”, start-ups for youths emerging from universities in more than 100 countries with volunteers around the world.
It is a $1 million cash prize challenge for leading the youths of today to be a part of a global change.
This year, the 2021 theme is ‘Food for Good- Transforming Food into a Vehicle of Change’.
The Hult Prize Foundation has been featured in a TIME Magazine Cover Story highlighting the ‘Top 5 Ideas Changing the World’ and is also known as the ‘Nobel Prize for Students’.