On Thursday, November 29, Building Better Villages won Hult Prize at UMass and advanced to the regional competition in Boston this spring. Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and startup platform for social good.
Building Better Villages aims to improve the residential foundation for rural communities in India. The venture team consists of Aashish Kumar (computer science), Kavya Ramachandran (chemical engineering) and Achintya Kumar (engineering).
In partnership with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, Hult Prize is an innovative, crowdsourcing platform to identify and launch disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Student teams from more than 350 colleges and universities, in over 150 countries, compete for a chance to secure $1 million in funding to launch a sustainable social venture. The 10th anniversary challenge is to build the foundations of a venture that will provide meaningful work for 10,000 youth within the next decade.
Judges: Kate Clayton-Jones, Kristin Leutz, Jennifer Merton, Barrett Mully, Jamina Scippio-McFadden