On August 9, 2013, Sam Mawn-Mahlau served on a panel and judged mock pitches from six start-ups competing for The Hult Prize, a start-up accelerator for social entrepreneurship. In partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative, this event was hosted by TiE-Boston to help prepare the students for a competition next month, when they will pitch their ideas to President Bill Clinton at the annual Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York. The winning student team and their new start-up will receive $1 million to launch their new social enterprise. This year’s challenge – the Global Food Crisis – was personally selected by President Clinton, and the six competing teams will present ideas such as growing, processing, and selling edible insects; solving food insecurity with new approaches to growing nutritious produce; and disrupting distribution systems and transforming supply chains.

For more information about the event, click here.

For more information contact: Joanne Thorud; (617) 589-3894; jthorud@davismalm.com

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