IIMB team advances to regional finals of Hult Prize 2017

IIMB team advances to regional finals of Hult Prize 2017. PGP’s Akshay Kumar, Devendra Meel, Parijat Panja & Rujhan Gupta come up with ‘Socio-Tech Alpha’ to address livelihood  challenges
The Hult Prize has recently announced the winning team from IIM Bangalore that has advanced to the 7th annual regional finals of the competition.
The Hult Prize is a crowdsourcing platform for social good, named one of the top five ideas changing the world. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, the innovative crowdsourcing platform identifies and launches disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planets most pressing challenges. This year, the Hult Prize is focused around finding solutions for building sustainable, scalable, social enterprises that restore the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022. 
The HULT Prize at IIM Bangalore was launched on 4th October, 2016 and received an overwhelming response from students across the different management programs of IIMB. The jury for the event included Nagaraja (Naga) Prakasam, Mentor-in-Residence, NSRCEL, IIM Bangalore; Anil Misquith, Senior Advisor – Villgro Innovations Foundation & Executive Director –Strategic Initiatives at Samhita Social Ventures and Utham Chenagappa, Founding Partner – Mani Chengappa & Mathur (a boutique law firm). 
The winning team members from IIM Bangalore include Akshay Kumar, Devendra Meel, Parijat Panja and Rujhan Gupta, whose idea is called ‘Socio-Tech Alpha’. All four are currently pursuing their Post Graduate Programme in Management at IIMB. Their aspiration is to create a sustainable and scalable social enterprise that aims to provide the marketplace and smart tech solutions to address the fundamental issue of livelihood for 1 billion migrants and slum dwellers globally. Socio-Tech Alpha is a holistic and inclusive business model that caters to daily wage labour, semi-skilled, and skilled segments of the marginalized and excluded population.
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