Purdue grad students compete for $1 million Hult Prize

A team of Purdue University students competing for this year's Hult Prize and $1 million in startup capital was named a global regional finalist. Their next round of competition is March 7-8 in Boston.

The Hult Prize brings together the brightest university students from around the globe to focus on solving one of the world's key social challenges. The 2014 topic, which is selected by former President Bill Clinton, is "Healthcare: Non-Communicable Disease in the Urban Slum."

Starting with more than 10,000 applicants, the competition is narrowed to 300 entrepreneurial teams who will pitch their startup business ideas on March 7-8 at any of the six regional finals locations: Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Sao Paulo.

Team members include computer and information technology graduate student Isra Gadri and Krannert School of Management graduate students Iyad Yacoub, Dheeraj Gurugubelli, Nikhil Boreddy, and Sunil Merumu.

Read more about the team and their challenge on the Purdue news site.