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Hult Prize Returns to Addis Ababa University

ADDIS ABABA – The 2022 Hult Prize Addis Ababa University (AAU) On-campus program, part of the global student-centered entrepreneurship competition, has officially kicked off on Monday.

Hult Prize is a global competition that crowd-sources ideas from university level students after challenging them to solve a pressing social issues.

The challenge topic for 2022 Hult Prize is “Getting the world back to work”, which was selected by Former President of the United States Bill Clinton.

‘A Chance to change the world’

Kirubel Engidawork, Campus Director of Hult Prize AAU, said the competition provides an opportunity for University students “to change the world”.

“Its time for … students to show how Addis Ababa University is dedicated to impact and that they can make a difference,” said Kirubel.

The on-campus competition is being held at Addis Ababa University for the second time in a row.

This year, it will contains 4 events, 3 of them are training and mentorship sessions while the rest would be the final competition, the organisers said.

The trainings are half-day sessions with around 200 participants expected to take part and will be given by experts in the Business and Entrepreneurship sector.

The top 3 teams chosen will compete in the regional finals held on different campuses worldwide.

The global Winners receive 1 Million USD in seed capital, as well as mentorship and advice from the international business community.

The Hult Prize AAU on-Campus is organized with the sponsorship of Kazana Group, a local holding company with a portfolio of 16+ companies operating in a diverse array of industries and sectors.