Six teams from Sunyani’s University of Energy and Natural Resources have advanced to the international stage of the Hult Prize Foundation’s business pitch competition after emerging winners at an on-campus contest in November 2020.
They include Team ICDAT (Winners) who have an idea of closing the gap between the production and consumption of palm oil, Team Elite (1st Runner Up) and Team Food-for-All (2nd Runner Up). The teams will be battling out with other young people from across the world in Saint-Peterburg, Kenya, Melbourne, Australia and Nairobi, Kenya respectively.
The three remaining teams which consists of Teams Sustainable Food, Hack-Green and Cash Foods qualified through a portal application
after building viable food enterprises that will impact the lives of ten millon people per decade whiles creating jobs, strengthening community, generating income and reimagining supply chain.
The winners from the Regional summit will also advance to the accelerator stage which will be held in London for two months.
ABOUT THE HULT PRIZE
The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition that crowd-sources ideas from young people after challenging them to solve a pressing social issue around topics such as food security, water access, energy, and education. It was founded by Ahmad Ashkar and is funded by Bertil Hult, the latter of whom, along with his family – founders of EF Education First – donates US$1 million in seed capital to help the winning team launch a social enterprise.
Credit: Emmanuel Swanzy-Baffoe