SLC students are semi-finalists in Hult Prize competition

A team of five Sarah Lawrence College students advanced to the semi-finals at the Boston regionals of the Hult Prize, “the world’s largest student competition for social good,” earlier this month. The group was one of the top four teams out of more than 40, many of which represented top-tier graduate business schools.

The students created a plan to address the Hult Prize challenge for 2014, presented by the Hult Prize Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world’s next wave of social entrepreneurs, in collaboration with the Clinton Global Initiative network: Chronic Disease Management in Urban Slums.

The SLC team—Uday Keith ’14, Philip Naess ’14, Molly McNab ’14, Jillian Richardson ’14, and Sachi Shah ’15—conceived a finance-based process to tackle the problem. The team’s innovative process combines data collection and flexibility in payment plans. “We are currently in the process of pursuing the venture further, as we received some very positive feedback from the judges, and truly believe that our idea has the potential to bring about change in the way we deal with chronic diseases in developing countries,” says team-member Sachi Shah.

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