at the 2017 Solve Challenge Finals

Apella | New York City

The Solve Challenge Finals in New York City brought together selected innovators to pitch their solutions to a panel of expert judges and a live audience on Solve’s 2017 Global Challenges: (1) Brain Health, (2) Sustainable Urban Communities, (3) Women and Technology, and (4) Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future. Those chosen by our judges became Solvers, who joined the Solve community to build partnerships with cross-sector leaders that help pilot, scale, and implement their solutions.

Watch the Solve Challenge Finals:

The Opening Plenary and Women and Technology Pitch Session

The Sustainable Urban Communities Pitch Session

The Afternoon Plenary and Youth, Skills, and the Workforce of the Future Pitch Session

The Brain Health Pitch Session

The Closing Plenary

Become a Member

Become part of Solve’s global community and enjoy these member benefits:

  • Access to Solve events
  • A stake in Solve’s challenge agenda
  • Connections with other members and Solvers to partner on solutions
Learn more about applying for Solve membership

Featured Speakers

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah

Alex Amouyel

Executive Director, Solve

Cynthia Barnhart

Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The Honorable Julie Bishop MP

Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

Karl Burkart

Director of Innovation, Media & Technology, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

Ursula M. Burns

Retired Chairman and CEO, Xerox Corporation

Her Excellency Mrs. Ameenah Gurib-Fakim

President of the Republic of Mauritius

Katja Iversen

President and CEO, Women Deliver

Guilherme Leal

Co-Founder, Natura

Sarah Lenz Lock J.D.

Senior Vice President for Policy, AARP; Executive Director, Global Council on Brain Health, AARP

United States

Katherine Maher

Executive Director, Wikimedia Foundation

Luis Alberto Moreno

President, Inter-American Development Bank

Dominic Price

Work Futurist, Atlassian

Mark Reading

Head of Foundation, Atlassian

Australia

L. Rafael Reif

President, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Premal Shah

Co-Founder and President, Kiva

Adaora Udoji

Principal, Boshia Group

Christina Vuleta

VP, Women's Digital Network, Forbes Media

Jane Wurwand

Co-Founder, Dermalogica and FITE

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