Each year Solve at MIT seeks solutions from tech innovators around the world for its Global Challenge, and anyone can submit a solution by July 1, 2019. Finalists are invited to pitch their solutions at Solve Challenge Finals during UN General Assembly Week in New York City in September. Selected Solver teams will join a supportive community of peers, funders, and experts to help advance their work; receive mentorship and strategic advice from Solve and MIT networks; attend Solve at MIT, our annual flagship event in May; and receive access to more than $725,000 in prize funding for the 2019 Challenges.
Solve at MIT is our annual flagship event bringing together more than 500 prominent cross-sector leaders and the MIT community around Solve’s mission to address the world’s most pressing problems. This event will highlight the 33 Solver teams selected in 2018 from a pool of 1,150 applicants. Further, it will provide them an opportunity to form partnerships to fund, pilot, and scale their solutions.
The Challenge Judges will decide the winner of the MIT Solve Challenge. Moreover, the winner’s solution must be a promising one. There’s more than $725,000 of prize funding available for the 2019 Solver Class. As a Solver, you’ll receive a $10,000 grant from Solve as well as access to significant additional prize funding.
However, being a Solver is about much more than prize funding.
You’ll receive 12 months of personalized support with intentional introductions to members of Solve’s cross-sector community. Through these connections, you’ll build the partnerships needed to accelerate your work, validate your impact and business model, and scale your solution.
Anyone, anywhere around the world aged 13 and older can submit a solution to Solve’s Challenges. An individual, a team, or an organization, all are eligible to submit a solution. Also, applicants from previous years as or already part of our community may apply for the Solve Challenge.
As a ‘Solver’ an applicant would share their Solution to the existing problems defined by Solve in four categories. The solution could be a budding idea, a prototype, a pilot, a growth model or a scale. At Solve, applicants may submit all kinds of solutions.
Next, after the deadline passes, initially, the Solve staff and the challenge judges will screen the most prominent and promising ideas and pick up a few finalists. Then, Solve at MIT will invite these finalists to pitch their ideas live at Solve Challenge Finals. It would be a grand platform where the finalists can share their ideas, as well as gain access to funding, resources, mentorship, and new connections.
The Solve Challenge is open for application. Applicants may fill up the online form as well as submit their solutions. The theme for this year MIT Solve Challenge is divided into four class:
Applicants are required to submit a solution in one of these categories.
All applicants must submit their application by July 1, 2019.