Hult prize foundation has begun its action in Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Hult prize foundation has begun its action in Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

Kanwar inder Singh/ Patiala

The Hult Prize is an international social do-good entrepreneurial program that aims to captivate the interest of students to tackle issues that transcend national boundaries and in turn act as an incentive for global startups. This program enables young people to envision their basic idea and start climbing the ladder of social entrepreneurship. Being operational in more than 2000 college and university campuses in 121 countries is what makes this program one of the most substantial ones in the world.

This year the Hult prize foundation has begun its action in TIET, Patiala under the leadership of Dhruv Taneja who has been selected as the campus director for the same. With the topic being ‘Food for Good’ this year participants have been asked to establish sustainable food enterprises that will deal with the conflicts and demands of the population and hence come up with viable alternatives.

The participants are being nurtured with timely mentorship through regularly conducted seminars to point them in the right direction. The seminars have been highly informative and have been graced by a highly esteemed panel.

Hult prize foundation has begun its action in Thapar Institute of Engineering & Technology

With the first one being The Startup Canvas with Saurabh Jain, VP, Paytm and, the next two being attended by Surendra Tipparaju, Senior Director, Microsoft, and Raj Kapoor, Founder, Indian Blockchain Alliance the bar is set high for the final day.

This on-campus program will reach its conclusion on 6th December where the top 3 teams will get a chance to showcase their idea further in the regional’s. Not only does the treat lie for finalists but the foundation has decided to hold an open summit on the topic ‘Against All Odds – Chasing Irrefutable Success by Reinventing Yourself ‘ with the honorable and accomplished panel after the ultimate round.

Until now the jury consists of Surendra Tipparaju, Senior Director, Microsoft; Radha Abrol, Managing Director, Accenture; Ritesh Jain, Chief Operating Officer and Head of Digital Technology, HSBC; Ashok Ramachandran, President, Schindler South Asia & India; Parag Rastogi, Director, Times Group; Parvez Siraj, Director, Cipla; Sandeep Das, Bestselling Author & Director, PwC; Amardeep Sibia, Founder, and formerly Vice President, Goldman Sachs; Radhika Batra, Founder, Every Infant Matters; Forbes 30U30; Rohit Kataria, Senior Commercial Director, Corning Incorporated and Harshit Vyas, Chief Operating Officer, Oyo.

With such a grand and insightful group of judges and with the topic that relates every one of the members of the jury the grandeur of the summit will be something to look forward to.

December 5,2020

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