Khalti Digital Wallet and Sparrow SMS have announced a partnership with ‘IOE Paschimanchal’ edition of Hult Prize 2018, the world’s largest student competition for social good.
This is the first time ever the franchise of world’s largest student competition is being organized in Pokhara. Called the ‘Nobel Prize for Students’ by media outlets worldwide, the Hult Prize is offered in partnership with the United Nations.
Hult Prize at IOE Paschimanchal is one of many On-Campus events around the world. The competition is open to undergraduates, graduate and Ph.D. students from Tribhuvan University affiliated colleges in Pokhara. The main aim of organizing this event in Pokhara is to develop and channelize the raw idea into a correct business model through the mentorship we provided. These sorts of programs are very few in number, especially in Pokhara which the IOE Paschimanchal students are trying to solve through this Hult Prize event. The competition further seeks to help the students turn into an entrepreneur, and increase the number of successful start-ups in Pokhara.
The 2018 Hult Prize Challenge is themed at 'Harnessing the Power of Energy to transform the lives of 10 million people'. The participants are expected to pitch a business idea addressing the problem of one of these six dimensions (Water, Food, Health, Education, Mobility, and Connectivity) that largely rely on Energy availability.
The grand finale of the Hult Prize at IOE Paschimanchal on Thursday, December 14 at D’village Restaurant, Chipledhunga, will see the brightest minds pitch their million dollar ideas.
Hundreds of Participants, 15 Teams, One Competition and One Common Goal
The winning team of the on-campus final competition will be representing IOE Paschimanchal in one of the 15 Regional Finals (Preferably, Dubai, Singapore, Shanghai or Malaysia) in March and compete for the USD $1 million as seed funding in the Global Finals.
What’s more? 150 participants in the competition will be getting Khalti coupon of Rs 50 each.
As part of the partnership, IOE Paschimanchal will also be provided with free Khalti payment gateway API subscription and Sparrow SMS API subscription for one year, and Free Sparrow SMS system with free 1000 SMS credits.
We are proud to have this partnership.
For further details about HULT Prize at IOE Paschimanchal, visit https://www.facebook.com/HultPokhara/
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