Two student teams from KUFS will advance in the 2021 Hult Prize competition, a student entrepreneur contest that proposes businesses that contribute to solving social problems. In this global competition, students from all over the world proposed business ideas to solve the hunger problem under the theme of SDGs Goal 2 “Zero Hunger”.
On Saturday, January 16th, KUFS held an On-Campus qualifying round with two of the four teams advancing to the next round. The winning team " ONIGIRI" presented their business proposal that creates a sustainable business that solves three problems simultaneously: food loss, loneliness, and increasing real estate vacancy rates.
Ms.Mizuki SHIN, a 1st-year student in the Department of Global Studies, said, "It was my first experience to come up with a [new] business idea, and I struggled with everything, but I am thankful for the encouragement of my teammates, management and many supporters. On the day of our qualifying round, I fully enjoyed the experience and our preparations were not wasted."
Team ONIGIRI and the runner-up Team M･E･A･L will advance to the Regional Summit (held online) in Tokyo, on March 27th and Bremen, Germany on April 28th, aiming to participate in the world championship.