Hult Alumni Entrepreneurs

Discover the inspiration, challenges and advice from Hult entrepreneurs across industries and nations. If you know of a company founded by a Hult alumni that would like to be featured, let us know at alumniaffairs(at)hult.edu

Alumni Entrepreneurs

  • Greta Rossi, 2011 BA International Relations

    Akasha Innovation, United Kingdom

    Akasha Innovation (U.K.) offers different experiences to prepare, inspire, and empower leaders to embark upon the real journey of sustainability. Our experiential programs are designed around principles of transformative learning aimed at helping sustainability leaders master essential competencies.

    "This is one of the most timeless stories ever told, so you will be familiar with it. It is not about us, but we come to play an important part in it. The protagonist of our story has lost their way, this time on a journey to reach the summit of Mount Sustainability. As their path succumbs to darkness, our role is to guide them back towards the light. Akasha is the space for our sustainability leaders to find shelter and respite to prepare for the journey ahead through an uncertain era of crises. Akasha is the sound of a collective of thought-leaders and change-makers helping to navigate a path between the numerous dangers that lie in wait. Akasha is the soul that our pioneers must recognize as the real purpose of their quest. Akasha works with two sets of beneficiaries: professionals ready to blaze the train as the sustainability leaders of today and the students and recent graduates who are setting out on their journey as the sustainability leaders of tomorrow. The tragic hero/ine we encounter has a thousand different faces, but in each we see the same fatal flaw that endangers their journey: a vision of the world that is blind to both the limits and real potential of humanity. Akasha helps sustainability leaders learn to see the world anew and develop the consciousness needed to play their part in healing the world and creating a future for all life to flourish in. We offer different experiences to prepare, inspire, and empower leaders to embark upon the real journey of sustainability that begins with inner transformation and leads to recapturing a sense of connection with the totality of life and becoming whole. Our experiential programs are designed around principles of transformative learning aimed at helping sustainability leaders master essential competences."

  • Ram Narayanan, 2013 MIB

    KarmaSnap, United Arab Emirates

    "KarmaSnap Project will be the Next Good Thing. KarmaSnap is a crowdsourced social collaboration ecosystem. Individuals, volunteers, donors, NPOs and CSR initiatives of companies co-exist on a single platform while supporting the causes they believe in. Hence companies and organisations can manage their campaigns and CSR initiatives that satisfies the most important stakeholder — the people, who constitute the society.

    On KarmaSnap, user generated content (snaps, campaigns, donations hashtags, comments, shares, likes etc.) shared on the network becomes the voice of organisations that are involved in social good -- bringing transparency, community and brand engagement. KarmaSnap includes a feedback mechanism to help companies and organisations gauge the impact of the projects.

    With KarmaSnap, users can...

    1. Upload pics(karmas), like, share, comment.
    2. Start a campaign to raise funds or volunteers for a cause or initiative
    3. Support a campaign by donating or volunteering
    5. Buy virtual goods to extend support for disaster relief projects
    6. Auctioning to fundraise for charities
    7. Gain Karma Coins for using the platform and be rewarded with offers, merchandise and coupons from our partners.

    KarmaSnap works like a dating/match-making system, where the causes that users believe in are matched to the initiatives that corporations and non-profits undertake towards social good, thereby increasing meaningful interactions. KarmaSnap has two sides: a gamified mobile app for individual users and a web panel for organisations to manage and monitor campaigns effectively and efficiently.

    The platform tackles the issues faced by the organisations when it comes to implementing community projects and provides an enterprise solution for CSRs to coordinate with their branches across the world to implement programs and keep track of its progress. While the social network component allows users/individuals to get involved with the activities of these organisations. Users on KarmaSnap are participants in organisations' social responsibility initiatives, not just observers.

    Hybrid Value Model of KarmaSnap will bring together the public, companies and governments in harmonious way."

  • Even Fossen, 2000 MSM

    Brainwells, Norway

    Brainwells (Norway) offers involving pro¬cesses for executing a strategy, developing a positive culture, and training executives and managers to become future leaders.

    “After graduating from Hult I co-funded and was the CEO of an internet consultancy in Norway. We grew this company from two to 150 people in three countries. My personal experiment was this; is it possible to have strong growth over several years, maintaining profitability without experiencing the pain of growth in the organization? And is it possible to keep the enthusiasm and entrepreneurial spirit in the company even when reaching several hundred employees? The result of this experiment led to the birth of my existing venture; Brainwells.

    Recognizing the importance of a clear vision and strategy, Brainwells offer involving processes for executing strategy, developing a positive culture, and training executives and managers to become future leaders. Our facilitated processes utilize tools and methods from creative work applied to traditional business processes, in order to engage, involve, and create enthusiasm throughout the organization. Our intention is to improve the corporate world. We work with international clients, and our ambitions are to expand into the U.S. market. These days we’re preparing the launch of a digital platform ensuring better reach and developing an e-learning program for leadership development with a focus on culture and strategy.

  • Colin Pyle & Mikael Dia, 2012 MBA

    Lingos, United Kingdom

    Lingos (U.K.) is the easiest way to find the right language teacher for you. It is an online directory of experienced and qualified language teachers. It’s a simple and fast way to connect with teachers for face-to-face or online video lessons. It’s free to find a teacher and you can find the right teacher for you whatever your reason for learning. The average lesson price per hour is 50% less expensive than a traditional language school.

    “One piece of advice to budding entrepreneurs—get a product out as fast as you can, don’t wait for it to be perfect. Your designs and business model will adapt and change so much in the first year.” Colin Pyle

    “Find the right partner(s) to complement your skills. You won't know everything when starting a business but you should be open-minded enough to learn and confident enough in your partner(s) to let them make decisions.” Mikael Dia

  • Rizki Penna, 2012 MSE

    Satoe Indonesia, Indonesia

    Satoe Indonesia (Indonesia) is a non-gov¬ernmental organization (NGO) which men¬tors small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), by increasing their added value and quality development to fulfill retail market requirements. It also provides services in the design process and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, working closely with multinational and international corporations.

    “Satoe Indonesia (Indonesia) was founded in 2006 by students from the School of Business and Management, Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia as a student-based community development organization. Its vision is for students to make a tangible social and entrepreneurial contribution to the community. In the midst of student protests and violence it dreamt of creating an organization which can bring students closer to the community—giving back to communities and learning from them in return.

    In 2010, my colleagues and I established Satoe Indonesia as a non-governmental organization (NGO) which mentors small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), by increasing their added value and quality development to fulfil retail market requirements. At present, Satoe Indonesia plays an intermediary role by providing access to financing, marketing and mentoring to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in rural areas in Indonesia. Satoe Indonesia also provides services in the design process and implementation of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs, working closely with multinational and international corporations.”