The HultPrize USIU-Africa chapter hosts social entrepreneurship competition

By HultPrize Club

On March 1, 2023, The HultPrize USIU-Africa chapter held its social entrepreneurship competition that challenges teams of 2 to 5 students to develop innovative solutions to pressing global challenges. The event was attended by 70 students from 6 institutions.

Each year, the HultPrize focuses on a different theme, and the 2023 challenge is ‘Redesigning Fashion’. The fashion industry is known for its significant environmental impact, including the use of non-renewable resources, high levels of waste, and pollution. The challenge aimed to inspire students to develop innovative and sustainable solutions to transform the fashion industry, reduce waste, and promote social and environmental responsibility.

Distinguished experienced judges consisted of Winny Chepkemoi, the Governance & Gender Specialist at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr. Kiseli, the Principal Academic Advisor at USIU-Africa, John Kabuu, the Principle officer in Quality Assurance at USIU-Africa, Reynold Mungai, the CEO of Lukhu, a company that addresses sustainable fashion and Winnie Chepchumba, a food systems analyst at the Food and Agriculture Organization at the United Nations (UN) Kenya Country Office. These judges joined the event to listen, critique, and present the winner of the 2023 on-campus competition.

After rigorous rounds of pitching and Q&A sessions with the judges, the final 3 teams were picked and awarded. The winning team ‘Better than Before’, will go on to represent HultPrize USIU-Africa at the Nairobi regional competition that will take place in June. All the teams that participated showcased exemplary dedication, passion, and hard work. They were truly inspiring and presented proof that with creativity and determination, we can make a positive impact in the world and create a better future for all.

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