LAUTECH Students Shortlisted for Prestigious US$1M Startup Award

MARCH, 5, 2021 | LUSAKA, ZAMBIA — The Hult Prize Foundation announced that Gadafresh, a startup impact enterprise founded by Jeremiah Adebayo, Awe Eniola, Obadofin Deborah has been shortlisted for the 2021 Hult Prize US1M Challenge regional final round.

In partnership with the United Nations Office of Partnerships, the Hult Prize Foundation organizes the world’s largest startup program aimed at social impact and offers a grand startup prize of US$1,000,000 awarded by President Bill Clinton at the United Nations Headquarters on an annual basis.

Gadafresh has beat the odds, outperforming a record number of 350,000 program participants who began the journey this past fall. “It’s an amazing experience being selected for the next round and we truly believe our idea can and will change the world” said Gadafresh CEO
Jeremiah Adebayo.

The team is now preparing for the next stage where they will travel to the Hult Impact Summit – Lusaka, Zambia.

This coming spring, where they will pitch for a coveted spot in the Hult Prize Global Accelerator –
a best in class program, regularly ranking as the world’s number one accelerator for social impact.

“It is fascinating to see like-minded young entrepreneurs, representing 121 countries, coming together around the same mission. The Hult Impact Summits will celebrate youth-driven impact and showcase thousands of SDGs aligned businesses addressing the UN-issued Hult Prize Food for Good Challenge.” said Hamdi
Ben El Elmi, Hult Prize Foundation Global Head of Programs.

This year’s 2021 Hult Prize Challenge asks entrepreneurs to rethink food and build the foundations of a venture that will create jobs, stimulate economies, reimagine supply chains and improve the overall outcome for 10,000,000 people by 2030.

Gadafresh does that by providing consumers quality fresh farm produce directly from the farm which are tailor suited to their health and nutritional needs and you can follow their journey to impact by visiting www.gadafresh.com, and also the social media pages could be explored – Instagram and twitter –
@mygadafresh, Whatsapp – +234905933998.

Hult Prize Impact Summits have a history of being life changing experiences for attendees and bring together a community of people with an outlook of changing the world through business.

Events are open to college and university students, industry professionals, academic leaders, and non-profit / government executives. Planned programming includes professional networking mixers, social events, inspirational keynote speeches, workshops, and the headline activity of the summit – the regional final demo day of the million-dollar Hult Prize Challenge.

More than 200 short-listed entrepreneurs will be pitching startups that solve this year’s UN issued food challenge. At stake for one lucky team is a golden ticket invitation to attend the award winning Hult Prize Accelerator program getting them one step closer to winning US$1,000,000 in startup capital.

To learn more about the Hult Prize Foundation and how get involved, visit hult.org.
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