Hard to believe it has been 2-months since we were competing in San Francisco at the Hult Prize! The MamaCarts team is incredibly honored to announce that today we were named the winners of the Global Business School Network video challenge! This competition asked current and former MBA students to demonstrate how they are using their degrees to impact the world. While MamaCarts is still in the planning stage, the judges saw enough promise in it to award us the grand prize. One of our team members will be provided a free trip to Tunis, Tunisia to present the video at the GBSN annual conference and perhaps even more exciting; we will write two featured blog posts on Next Billion and New Global Citizen. This is a fantastic opportunity to collaborate with fellow students and graduates from around the world to better test our assumptions and possibly make some on-the-ground connections. Thank you, thank you to everyone who voted every day or just once. There is no way we could have achieved this without you! Stay tuned for our travel updates and partner blog posts.
Here’s where YOU come in…again: This award could not have come at a better time. If we learned anything in school, it was to leverage your assets. MamaCarts is currently competing in another online competition: the Hult Prize. This is the $1M award, for teams addressing a challenge (Food Security), issued by Bill Clinton. This is what we went to San Francisco to pitch for and really, what started us down this road in the first place. Our new video has until May 12 to get enough votes to put us in the “top 10 most-voted”. Once that happens, a judging panel selects the overall winner to attend the summer incubator and ultimately compete in September for the grand prize. We received such amazing feedback at the in-person pitches that we know we belong on that stage this fall! However, it will be tricky since we need to get past the voting stage.
Please take a minute out of your day to help us out. Voting on the Hult Facebook page takes 3 clicks and you can gain some major karma points! Once you “like” the Hult page and vote for the MamaCarts video, please also hit the orange “share” box to spread the word. Unfortunately this competition is only happening through Facebook, but what better time to help Granny sign-up for an account? We just need one vote per person but need hundreds more to make the next cut. This is the link to our video: MamaCarts Hult video
Your support is so appreciated, thanks for all you have given us so far! Happy Tuesday, now go do something nice for yourself to reward your good voting behavior