Friday, March 7th, 2014...12:01 pm

Good Luck! MIIS students compete in Hult Prize Regionals Today.

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Our MIIS Hult Prize Team will compete in the regional round TODAY, March 7th. Taking these outstanding MIIS students one step closer to the $1,000,000 prize!  A leading non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs; Hult Prize asks teams from around the world to come up with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises.

Amanda Boyek (MAIPS ’14), Natalie Cox (MPA ’14), Amitay Flores (MAIPS ’14), Maria Kovell (MPA ’14), and Amy Ross (MPA ’14) make up the MIIS team and will be taking their idea for improving youth nutrition to San Francisco this week. The MIIS team already made it into the top 300 out of 10,000 teams to put them into the regional finals where they will present in front of a jury comprised of regional CEOs, Non-profit leaders and social entrepreneurs. If our team moves forward they will join the other regional finalists from 6 global cities in what is called the Hult Accelerator. Over the months of July and August the finalists will enter a fast-paced social business immersion program that will leave the MIIS team with a fully-formed and investor ready corporation ready to compete in the Global Finals in September.

Go Team!

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  •   Natalie Cox
    March 10th, 2014 at 11:45 pm    

    Just an update, more to come soon. Our team placed in the TOP 4 (of 47 teams that competed in SF) this weekend! We were thrilled to present in the Finals for the entire panel of 20+ judges and all 250+ Hult competitors. Big congratulations to MIT, who moved on to the accelerator this summer.

    MIIS received tremendous support and feedback from judges (from IDEO, Intel,, to name a few) and fellow teams, and will be moving the idea forward in the coming months.

    Full steam ahead!

    Natalie Cox

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