Early this March, 3 students from the MGA program will compete in the regional finals of the Hult Prize, a social entrepreneurship competition in which students are tasked with developing an innovative solution to a pressing global health problem. A partnership between Hult International Business School and the Clinton Global Initiative, the winning team will receive $1 million to launch their enterprise. Our team (made up of MGA, JD, MBA, and PhD candidates) was selected from among thousands to represent the University of Toronto at the regional finals in Dubai. For our team members, the Hult Prize is a unique opportunity to apply tools introduced in the classroom to a complex and multifaceted problem of global importance.

The three students competing from the Munk School this year are:

  • Kerry Paterson, MGA
  • Michael Ciniello, MGA-MBA
  • Neil Peet, MGA-MBA




The Hult Prize is a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship which brings together the brightest college and university students from around the globe to solve the world’s most pressing issues. The annual initiative is the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform for social good and one of the planet’s leading forces for good.

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Participants compete across all of the Hult International Business School’s campuses, Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo, ensuring the involvement of more than ten thousand students, representing more than 150 countries around the world. Through crowdsourcing, training, mentorship and funding, the Hult Prize seeks to launch the next wave of social entrepreneurs.