MIT Solve Announces New Solver Class of 33 Entrepreneurs
New York, New York, September 24, 2018—Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, announces the 33 new Solver teams—selected yesterday at Solve Challenge Finals, the live pitch event to kick off UN General Assembly week in New York City. The Solver class was selected by Solve’s Challenge Leadership Group judges as the most promising set of solutions tackling large-scale global Challenges. The new Solver class comes from 15 countries and was selected from a pool of 1,150 applicants from 110 countries. Out of the 33 new Solver teams, 61 percent are women-led; 64 percent of the selected solutions are for-profit, 24 percent are nonprofit, and 12 percent are hybrid organizations.
“We are incredibly inspired by each new Solver selected at Solve Challenge Finals as they advance solutions to four of the world’s biggest Challenges,” said Solve’s Executive Director, Alex Amouyel. “Today is just the start of the journey for our Solver teams; this is when the real work begins to broker partnerships with Solve members and partners on behalf of these innovators. We want to support our Solver teams so they can access mentors and experts to help validate and scale their solutions, as well as additional follow-on funding and in-kind resources.”