Mintz Levin is thrilled to serve as the exclusive legal mentor for Hult Prize finalists and host of the annual Hult Prize Welcome Reception for the third consecutive year.

The Hult Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator and enabler for budding young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. Named as one of the top five ideas changing the world by President Bill Clinton and TIME Magazine, the annual competition for the Hult Prize aims to identify and launch the most compelling social business ideas—start-up enterprises that tackle grave issues faced by billions of people.

Each year, the Hult Prize team inspires university students from over 100 countries to solve its bold, thought-provoking challenges that are aligned with large market opportunities. The competition includes six rounds – five regional rounds and one online round – during which they formulate ideas for social enterprises that will tackle global challenges.

This year’s challenge, entitled “Reawaking Human Potential: The Refugee Opportunity,” asks teams to solve the question: Can we build sustainable, scalable social enterprises that restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022?

“Mentoring competitors throughout this competition is an honor each year. Mintz Levin has long been committed to supporting social entrepreneurs on the formation and growth of their ideas, so we were thrilled to be part of this innovative challenge that promotes sustainability,” said Mintz Levin’s Kristin Gerber.

This year’s Welcome Reception will feature a keynote by our own Sue Finegan, along with remarks from Kristin Gerber. For more information on our partnership with Hult Prize, click here for a recent press release.

Congratulations in advance to the 2017 Hult Prize teams!