Finding out the winner of the Hult Prize Competition

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Project “Bottled nectar of nipa” excellently overcame dozens of other projects to win the first prize in the start-up competition.

The Organizing Committee awarded first and second prizes to the winning groups

On November 23, Tra Vinh University cooperated with the Start-up Project Steering Committee of Tra Vinh Province, the SME Tra Vinh Project Management, and the Hult Prize Southeast Asia Regional to organize the 2020 Hult Prize Competition at Tra Vinh University. The Hult Prize, also known as the “Nobel Prize for Students”, is the world’s most prestigious start-up competition which is an annual prize held for students around the world.

The project team is giving a presentation

Mr. Nguyen Van Vu An – Director of the Startup Support Centre of Tra Vinh University, said that: “The competition creates conditions to help students apply what they have learned into practice; At the same time, direct students to activities of learning about business. In addition, this competition gives students practical experience opportunities to draw experience and knowledge on business, to build ideas, and find out a future career path, contributing to creating more jobs for students of Tra University from successful start-up projects.

In 2020, the Hult Prize challenged competing teams to turn food into a new driving force for change in the competition’s theme which is Food for Good. The base round Hult Prize competition officially started on August 10, 2020, attracting more than 200 students to participate with 64 ideas (projects). After the preliminary round, the Organizing Committee had selected 20 typical and feasible ideas (projects) to enter the semi-finals. Then, 7 outstanding projects were selected for the final round.

“Bioplastic products from seafood shells” presentation

During the competition, project teams have participated in many training courses on completing the competition’s idea, financial planning skills, and other skills including teamwork, presentation, pitching, negotiating in business, and take 01 basic English class in the start-up.

In the final round, the project teams presented in English. The first prize was awarded to the project “Bottled nectar of nipa” by the group of authors Nguyen Ba Loc, Ngo Phuoc Loc, Lam Thi Ngoc Yen, Ho Thi Thien Thanh. The second prize belonged to the project “Bioplastic products from seafood shells” by the group of authors Nguyen Phuong Khanh, Chung My Phuc, Huynh Hoang Khang. The third prize of the competition belonged to the project “Better health greater nutrition – Nưa powder” of the author group Son Thai Ngoan, Nguyen Thanh Tra, Ha Thi Diem Khuyen.

My Nhien