T-bird team to compete in Hult Global Case Challenge

DSCF0274A team of five students from Thunderbird has been accepted to compete in the 3rd  Annual Hult Global Case Challenge (Hult GCC) – an initiative that brings together top students from all over the globe to generate solutions to the world’s most pressing social challenges. The Hult GCC, in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative and its newly selected partners Habitat for Humanity, SolarAid and One Laptop per Child, will focus on developing catalytic solutions to the global poverty crisis.

The 2012 Hult Global Case Challenge will focus on breaking the cycle of global poverty through developing sustainable solutions that will provide affordable housing, affordable energy, and affordable education to the bottom of the pyramid. USD 1 million in seed capital is made available annually to provide funding to pilot the very best ideas.

The Thunderbird team is made of Gwen Straley MBA’2012, Aditya Sandu MBA’2012, Riley Roberts MBA’2012, David Grimaud MBA’2012 and Fabienne Jolivert MBA 2012 and will tackle the challenge  of brining affordable and sustainable housing to over 50 million people in the next 10 years. The Thunderbird team represents the US, India, Togo and Haiti and is well positioned to draw upon its diverse cultural background in seeking an effective and scalable solution.

The Hult GCC regional competitions will take place on February 24-25, 2012 on Hult International Business School’s five campuses in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. Thunderbird will compete in San Francisco.

All regional winners will be flown to New York City for the final competition, which will be held on April 26, 2012, concluding with an award ceremony at one of New York City’s most prestigious landmarks, the New York Public Library.  Every finalist will receive the opportunity to meet and have photos taken with President Bill Clinton, who will serve as the keynote speaker and present the winning team with the award.

To learn more about the Hult Global Case Challenge, please visit:

Website: www.hultglobalcasechallenge.com
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/hultglobalcasechallenge
Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/hultglobalcase

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