-The Esquire 100 - Ahmad Ashkar
Ahmad Ashkar wants to change the world.
It’s a bold and hugely ambitious goal, but if you’re going to go big… well, you know the rest. His plan was to create a social enterprise accelerator called
The Hult Prize that was aimed at assisting business start-ups to put social good at their core as well as being and profit-minded. Founded in 2009, Ashkar’s idea quickly took root with the student community in the US and developed into the world’s largest student movement for social impact and the world’s largest crowdsourcing platform, dedicated to solving the most pressing social challenges on the planet.
Such has been the success of the idea, that both former US President Bill Clinton and Time Magazine named The Hult Prize Foundation as one of the top five ideas changing the world.
It seems that Ashkar achieved his goal, quicker than he thought.