On March 1, MIT Resolve launched its 2021 International Challenges, with over $1.5 million in prize funding obtainable to innovators worldwide.
Resolve seeks tech-based options from social entrepreneurs around the globe that handle 5 challenges. Anybody, anyplace can apply to handle the challenges by the June 16 deadline. Resolve additionally introduced Eric s. Yuan, founder and CEO of Zoom, and Karlie Kloss, founding father of Kode With Klossy, as 2021 Problem Ambassadors.
To assist with the problem software course of, Resolve runs a course with MITx entitled “Enterprise and Affect Planning for Social Enterprises,” which introduces core enterprise mannequin and theory-of-change ideas to early stage entrepreneurs.
Finalists might be invited to attend Resolve Problem Finals on Sept. 19 in New York throughout U.N. Normal Meeting week. On the occasion, they’ll pitch their options to Resolve’s Problem Management Teams, judging panels comprised of business leaders and MIT school. The judges will choose essentially the most promising options as Solver groups.
“After a yr of turmoil, together with a significant menace to our collective well being, disruption in education, lack of entry to digital connectivity and significant work, a reckoning within the U.S. after centuries of institutionalized racism, or worsening pure hazards — supporting various innovators who’re fixing these challenges is extra pressing than ever,” says Alex Amouyel, government director of MIT Resolve. “Resolve is dedicated to bolstering communities within the U.S. and the world over by supporting innovators who’re addressing our 2021 International Challenges — wherever they’re — by funding, mentorship, and an MIT-backed neighborhood. Whether or not you are a potential Resolve accomplice or applicant, we hope you’ll be a part of us!”
Solver groups take part in a nine-month program that connects them to the assets they should scale. Due to its companions, up to now Resolve has offered over $40 million in commitments for Solver groups and entrepreneurs.
Resolve’s problem design course of collects insights and concepts from business leaders, MIT school, and local people voices alike.
Resolve’s 2021 International Challenges are:
Funders embody the Patrick J. McGovern Basis, Normal Motors, Comcast NBCUniversal, Vodafone Americas Basis, HP, Ewing Marion Kauffman Basis, American Scholar Help, The Robert Wooden Johnson Basis, Andan Basis, Good Energies Basis and the Elevate Prize Basis. The Resolve neighborhood will convene at Digital Resolve at MIT on Might 3-4 with 2020 Solver groups, Resolve members, and companions to construct partnerships and deal with world challenges in real-time.
As a market for social influence innovation, Resolve’s mission is to resolve world challenges. Resolve finds promising tech-based social entrepreneurs around the globe, then brings collectively MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a neighborhood of members to fund and help these entrepreneurs to assist scale their influence. Organizations serious about becoming a member of the Resolve neighborhood can study extra and apply for membership right here.