AUIS students attend Hult Prize start-up accelerator in the U.K.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 10:30

Student News


AUIS students Shady Atef (Engineering), Mohammed Nasih (Business), Medya Zana (IS alumna), and Shavin Hiwa (IT) are among a group of 50 teams spending some eight weeks in the U.K. this summer at the Hult Prize Start-Up Accelerator.

Hult Prize bills itself the “world’s biggest engine for the launch of for-good for-profit  platforms” and brings together leading young innovators from around the world.

At the summer start-up program, this entrepreneurial and multidisciplinary group of AUIS students will participate in workshops, team building activities, networking opportunities, and coaching and mentorship from business and innovation experts.

Atef, Nasih, and Hiwa hope to use their experiences from the accelerator to grow their business, an energy-focused start-up that hopes to solve one of Iraq’s leading issues -- insufficient electricity.

Check back for updates on the team’s progress this summer.