Tunisian ESPRIT Students Attend Hult Prize Summit Semifinals in Lisbon, Portugal

28 June 2023 – In June, students from the leading engineering institution in Tunisia, ESPRIT Group, were selected as finalists of the on-campus segment of the world-renowned entrepreneurship competition, the Hult Prize, and invited to attend the prestigious semifinals in Lisbon, Portugal.

Often referred to as ‘The Nobel Prize for Students’ with a $1,000,000 global startup prize as its anchor activity, the Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events, and training to over a million students globally, creating a pathway for youth everywhere to take action to build a better world. The Hult Prize Foundation transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them and continues to be a disruptive global leader in social entrepreneurship and youth empowerment for the 21st century. Each year, tens of thousands of college and university students from 100+ countries participate, and since its inception, participants have represented 2,000+ institutions of higher education.

Over 200 Hult Prize Judges met in eight different cities to review the quarterfinalists’ submissions and select up to 700 startups to pitch in person at the Hult Prize Summits. Under this year’s theme of ‘Redesigning Fashion in a Sustainable Way’ – an effort to harness innovation for the global textile and fashion industry – ESPRIT students delivered a winning proposal called DyeVerse to represent the country and the institution in Europe, proof of their venture’s demonstrated potential and promise.

ESPRIT student and DyeVerse team member Sara Ben Abderrazak commented “Embarking on a remarkable journey from Tunisia to Lisbon as Hult Prize semifinalists, we acquired invaluable entrepreneurial skills, connected with a global network of inspiring leaders, and drove our startups impact-driven mission forward.”

ESPRIT Group continues to place firm focus on the power of entrepreneurship, embedding key skills into the curriculum regardless of subject or discipline to better prepare graduates for a smooth transition into work post-higher education.