Benchmark International to help a local university in the Clinton Foundation’s Hult Prize Competition

Benchmark International’s US team has stepped up efforts to help a local university competing in the Clinton Foundation’s Hult Prize Competition, encouraging students to form profitable businesses that provide social good through health care and education for those living in poverty. The judges, including Bill Clinton, will determine the ultimate winner based upon the viability of the business and the degree to which the targeted social benefits appear achievable.

The winning team will receive $1 million to get their business started and our professionals are contributing their expertise to help sharpen the team’s business plan and presentation. Out of the 20,000 teams that entered, only 15 remain for the coveted six spots in the final round. The six finalists will attend a six week intensive training session at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts this summer. To progress to the next round the team needs to complete the following by 18th May:

  1. More likes on social media.
  2. To collect $20,000 total.
  3. Secure as many donors possible – so even $1 is important.

To learn more about the competition, and how to help this team and families in the favelas of Brazil, please click here to watch a short feature.

Good luck to the US team in this great cause and all participating in the competition.

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