January 29, 2020 – Department of Management and Marketing, of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics (FBAE) at Notre Dame University-Louaize (NDU) hosted its chapter of this year’s Hult Prize Foundation competition¬. This year’s theme of sustainability played to NDU’s strengths with strong offerings from each team.
NDU’s 2020 Hult Prize Challenge was managed by Marguerite Eid, Lecturer at the FBAE, Dr. Esther Sleilati, Assistant Professor at the FBAE, and NDU student Stephanie Maroun, Hult Prize Campus Director. Students from different faculties across NDU joined in teams of three to four, which participated in an ideation session and a Pitching workshop before finally presenting their projects to a panel of judges:
- Viviane Nakhle, Senior Lecturer – FBAE
- Dr. Najib Metni, Associate Professor – Faculty of Engineering
- Dr. Caroline Akhras, Associate Professor – FBAE
- Carole Assaf, Senior Lecturer – FBAE
- Dr. Hani Zgheib, Assistant Professor – Faculty of Art Architecture and Design
- Tarek Bazzi, Financial Analyst at BLOM Bank
The winning projects were as follows:
First Place: Olive, comprised of George Atallah, Shadi Haddad, and Nasri Iskandar.
Second Place: C-Watts, comprised of Dayane Abou Waked, Jad Hakim, Sergio Eid, and Ralph Sakr.
Third Place: Fum, comprised of Melanie Kadi, Imad Salha, and Jean-Paul Lahoud
All winning teams will move on to compete in the Lebanese semi-finals, with Olive moving directly to the Hult Prize regional competition.
Congratulations to all three winners and best of luck to George Atallah, Shadi Haddad, and Nasri Iskandar in the regionals!