Lightning Talk | Stage 1

The talk will showcase a solution founded by Ahmad Ashkar, the Hult Prize Foundation, which transforms how young people envision their own possibilities as leaders of change in the world around them. The Hult Prize has brought impact-focused programs, events and training to over a million students globally – with its anchor activity being a US$1m global startup prize to a youth-led social enterprise. The lightning talk will discuss creating pathways for young people everywhere to take action to build a better world.



Ahmad Ashkar
CEO & Founder, Hult Prize Foundation
Ahmad Ashkar is CEO and Founder of the Hult Prize Foundation named by TIME Magazine as the top five ideas changing the world. He is also founding CEO of Falafel Inc, a venture social enterprise which feeds and empowers refugees around the world. Ashkar's startups, learning programs and companies are recognized as some of the most impactful in the world. In 2018, his company was awarded, One Of The World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company and in 2019 Ashkar was selected by Gulf Business as Top 100 Most Powerful Arabs. Author of the forthingcoming book, The Pursuit of Impact.


September 22, 13:10
13:10 — 13:15EST(GMT-4) (5′)

Activism, Education, Leave No One Behind, People

Ahmad Ashkar (the Hult Prize Foundation)