Who can apply: University teams from across the United States.
Finals are hosted in a different location internationally every year. What you need: A business in the seed, startup or early growth stages Who can apply: Any full-time or part-time U.
The business was Green Valley Solarwhich ended up in third place, and impressed the heck out of the five of us tasked with judging that track. First, because they came out ahead of Green Valley Solar.
Description: A three-day competition that accounts for pitches, feedback and judge interaction, designed to give entrepreneurs real-world experience.
Who can apply: Only student startups may enter. And in this case, as I read the plan, I was sure this was another incident of that kind of error. Named as one of the Top-5 ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to create and launch the most compelling social business ideas —start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people.