Pakistan is the breeding ground for lots of innovative ideas and best of them are being nurtured by an ever-growing army of incubators and Hult Prize Pakistan is one such chapter that is supporting some great young minds in the country.
The Pakistani chapter is a branch of a global initiative that started in 2009 by Hult Family for funding some great ideas that can change the world and also generate money for people.
So far Hult Prize has distributed some $50 million among the young university graduates. It is a platform that is open to the youth of nearly 100+ countries, 1000+ universities and 50,000+ applicants who come forward to apply for the financial support.
This year, 6 Pakistani teams, one among them is already on the list of top 6, have made their way to pitch for 1 million USD seed money in New York at United Nations’ headquarters where the finalists from all over the world will try to impress the panel of judges that also include the CEO of Unilever Paul Polman apart from other officials from United Nations and Hult Foundation.
The 2017 contest that is going on is also being represented by young Pakistani banker Nauman Azhar who is heading JS Bank’s branchless banking division back at home.
Nauman has been included in the Hult Prize Family (Pakistan Chapter) as a mentor and advisor on account of his efforts in the field of digital financial services in Pakistan. This honorary position is also a recognition of his work for the social and financial ecosystem for the underserved people of Pakistan.
Besides Suffiyan Malik, Director at On-Campus Programs is also representing the team Pakistan.