On December 6, after innovative presentations by six teams, followed by challenging questions from the judges, Guru Delivery and Youla, emerged tops.
Both teams will now represent AUN at the HULT Prize Regionals, which take place next year.
In her opening remarks, the Faculty Advisor, Dr. Obioma Uche, described the HULT Prize competition as the world’s largest student competition for the budding social entrepreneur.
For the grand finale of the AUN challenge of the Hult Prize, six teams of three participants each, namely Skills, Guru Delivery, Pet Cycle, Plastic Pet, Youthify, and Youla, all presented their projects which were all in line with Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
The judges comprising faculty members and other accomplished professionals in the banking sector sat over the teams’ presentations. A high point of the event was when “Guru Delivery” came on stage with a prototype of a self-driven motorized tricycle for people with disability, which they say will help the physically challenged deliver goods to customers.
“Team Youla,” another selected team, also developed an application which will serve as an interface between employers and job seekers. They propose this app as an initiative to help solve unemployment.
Fifteen regional finals will be conducted around the world. One winning team from each host city will then move on to a summer business accelerator. A final round of the competition will be in September 2019, when the winning team will receive a $1,000,000 prize as startup funding.
Reported by Faniyi Olawale