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Cambridge team, including 3 Hughesians, compete for a chance to win US$1 million to solve the world’s toughest challenges

A team from Cambridge, including 3 Hughesians, is set to compete in the Boston round of the HULT competition in March. Kriangkrai Pipatvilaikul, Nidchaya Srisontisuk, Garanya Chomcharn entered the competition to compete for the one million dollar prize money with their submission – Urban Farmer – a roof-top farming for slum population to grow and sell exotic vegetation, which aims to target the 2016 HULT Prize challenge of the ‘Crowded Urban Spaces’ issue, a special call to action from President Bill Clinton.

The HULT Prize Foundation is a start-up accelerator for the next generation of young social entrepreneurs emerging from the world’s universities. The annual competition for the HULT Prize aims to create and launch the most compelling social business ideas that tackle serious issues faced by billions of people. Each year a challenge will be set and participants worldwide can submit their entrepreneurial ideas. There are several rounds and ultimately the winners receive US$1 million in seed capital, mentorship and advice to kick-start their scheme.

We wish Kriangkrai, Nidchaya and Garanya, and their team the best of luck in the next round.