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ICGE Announces the Winners of the Hult Competition’s local Edition

Posted on 23. Dec, 2014 by in Press Releases

ICGE Announces the Winners of the Hult Competition’s local Edition
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After winning the local edition of the Hult competition, which was organized by the International Conference On Global Economy (ICGE) and hosted for the first time at the University, a team of AUC students is now advancing to the regional round, which will take place in March 2015 in five cities simultaneously: Boston, London, San Francisco, Dubai and Shanghai. The AUC team will compete in London.

                       

The winning team, “Forward”, includes marketing students Nouran Soliman, Farah Derbala and Nariman Helal, as well as Yasmeen Abouel-Nour, an architectural engineering major. Trained and advised by the student-run organization ICGE, the team presented its solution to this year’s challenge, education in urban slums, by integrating recycling and education. The team’s idea is for families to pay for their children’s education in the form of recyclable trash, such as paper, plastic and metals, which will be collected weekly and sold to recycling associations.Through the Partnership created with ICGE, “Forward” will get several trainings with faculty advisors and mentors to prepare for the Regional Finals in London.

 

About Hult:

The Hult competition is the world’s largest student crowd-sourcing platform for social good that awards $1 million in startup funding to a student team that develops the most radical and innovative idea to solve one of the world’s toughest social challenges. Following the regional round, one team from each city is selected to take part in a summer business incubator program in Boston. At the final round in New York, a winning team is selected by delegates of the Clinton Global Initiative. Former President Clinton presents the winning team members with a $1 million prize, donated by Philip Hult, to kickstart their idea.

 

About ICGE:

 

The International Conference on Global Economy is  student run organization under the American University School of Business. The main aim of ICGE is to provide real life simulations to students in topics related to the development of the Economy through several business related topics. Running several projects, ICGE has partnered up with Hult Prize to organize the Regional Qualifiers exclusively for AUC students, where they provide the participants with all trainings and resources needed, alongside organizing the sessions and the the ceremonies. 

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Photos Courtesy of ICGE