Four St Paul’s University Students Win Ksh 120Million at Global Finals of the 2022 Hult Prize for Their Business Innovation.

21st Sep 2022

Four St Paul's University Students won the global finals of the 2022 Hult Prize for their business innovation.

The four, Lennox Omondi, Keylie Muthoni, Dullah Shiltone and Brian Ndung’u. Were competing against five other finalists and were awarded ksh 120 million to boost their business.

The four were competing as Eco-bana Ltd, a start-up that makes biodegradable sanitary pads using banana fibre. The idea aims to stop plastic manufacturing by providing biodegradable sanitary pads to end period poverty.

The event was held during the Clinton Global Initiative Annual Meeting in New York City, US last night. Former US President Bill Clinton delivered the keynote address. One of the team member, Muthoni didn't make it to new York due to visa delays.

The students entered into the final after winning the regional summit in May in Johannesburg and emerging position two in the Global Accelerator in Boston, Massachusetts in August.

The company has already introduced the product in the market and plans to expand to the Egyptian market have started.