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Hult Prize 2014

Lessons of a Novice Bee Trainer

Kelsey Julius | Posted 09.02.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Julius

I can hardly believe I am writing this, but our months of work became so very worthwhile when our first successfully trained bee stuck out her tongue.

Startup Abroad: Ode to Bangalore

Eric Kauderer-Abrams | Posted 08.06.2014 | Impact
Eric Kauderer-Abrams

Catching me in a weak moment during the first few days of our trip, my friend and co-founder Morgan, who spent last year working in Bangalore, sought to console me, saying, "Mother India always provides when you need it most."

How Having a Sweet Tooth Might Save Your Life

Spencer Penn | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Spencer Penn

Hold on -- does that mean I'm claiming that candy could save your life? The answer is yes. But not just any candy: a sugar-free chewing gum designed specifically to fight cavities.

Saving Lives With Hives: Our Idea Using Bees to Promote Health in Urban Slums

Kelsey Julius | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Kelsey Julius

If one jar of honey can help one slum-dweller suffering from diabetes, what else can one jar of honey do?

We're Inventing a New Way to Diagnose Diabetes in the Poorest Parts of the World

Hemanth Soni | Posted 08.19.2014 | Impact
Hemanth Soni

Often referred to as a "disease of the wealthy," diabetes is anything but, with the majority of diabetics living in low- and middle-income communities where the disease is rarely detected until it has progressed to late stages.

Scaling the Infrastructure Built for HIV to Treat Even More of Our Global Diseases

Tamara Zakharia | Posted 08.17.2014 | Impact
Tamara Zakharia

We expect our proposal to be sliced up and rearranged, looking very different to what it is now by the time we present our final business plan in September to Bill Clinton and Muhammad Yunus. Exciting times await us!

How Do You Make Drugs Work on People That Don't Take Them?

Ram Lakshmanan | Posted 08.10.2014 | Impact
Ram Lakshmanan

How do you make drugs work on people who don't take them? That was part of the puzzle my team members and I were trying to solve as part of this year's Hult Prize Competition, the largest student competition in the world.