Solve Challenge Finals 2018

Apella | New York City

Featured Speakers

Noubar Afeyan

Co-Founder and Chairman, Moderna

Badr Al-Olama

Head of Organising Committee, Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit

Cynthia Barnhart

Provost, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Cheryl L. Dorsey

President, Echoing Green

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala

Chair of the Board of Gavi, The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations

Leslie Picker

Reporter, CNBC

David Moinina Sengeh

Chief Innovation Officer, Government of Sierra Leone


Nicolas Acosta

Founder, Dondoctor

Sandeep Ahuja

Cofounder and CEO, Operation ASHA

Rajesh Anandan

CEO, Ultranauts

United States

Ms. Allison Archambault

President, EarthSpark International

United States

Hila Azadzoy

Managing Director, Global Health, Ada; Co-founder,


Heather Beem

CEO & Founder, Practical Education Network


Dina Buchbinder

Founder and President, Education for Sharing

United States

Olivier Ceberio

COO, Resolute Marine

United States

Audrey Cheng

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Moringa School


Melissa Corto

CEO & Co-Founder, Education Modified

United States

Laura De Reynal

Product Design Lead, International Rescue Committee

Julia Kumari Drapkin

CEO, Founder, Team Lead, ISeeChange

United States

Benjamin Fels

CEO, macro-eyes

United States

Alice Freitas

Executive Director, Rede Asta


Shrutika Girdhar

Co-Founder and CTO - Bodhi Health Education, Bodhi Health Education


Temie Giwa-Tubosun

Founder and CEO, LifeBank

James Gray

President, Green Stream Technologies, Inc.

United States

Adam Grunewald

CEO, Lynk Jobs Ltd.

Joshua Haas

Founder, Bubble Group, Inc

United States

Guy Halfteck

CEO/Founder, Knack

United States

Dr Frances Hughes RN, CNZM

Executive Director , Cutting Edge Oceania

New Zealand

Nnaemeka Ikegwuonu

CEO, ColdHubs Ltd


Usman Javaid

Founder and CEO, Ricult, Inc.

United States

Mr Chanpil Jung

CEO, Future Class Network

Korea, Rep.

Nik Kafka

Chief Executive Officer, Teach A Man To Fish

United Kingdom

Kago Kagichiri

CEO, Eneza Education


Ram Dhan Yadav Katamaraja

Founder & CEO, Colaberry Inc

United States

Nic Klopper

CEO, hearX Group

Sarah Krasley

CEO, Shimmy Technologies

United States

Priya Lakhani

Founder and CEO, CENTURY Tech

Katharine Leigh

Leader & Founder, GreenCatch; North America Marketing Executive Coordinator, The Nature Conservancy

United States

Wendy Leonard MD

Executive Director, The Ihangane Project

United States

Heejae Lim

Founder and CEO, TalkingPoints

United States

Deanna MacDonald



Vera Makarov

Co-CEO, Apli

Mr. Sumeet Maniar

CEO, WellBrain, Inc.

United States

Miho Mazereeuw

Director & Associate Professor, MIT Urban Risk Lab

United States

Melissa Menke

Founder, Access Afya


Rachel Micah-Jones

Executive Director, Centro de los Derechos del Migrante, Inc.

United States

Fohla Mouftaou

Managing Director, Green Keeper Africa


Karen Naimer

Director, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones, Physicians for Human Rights

United States

Francis Obirikorang

CEO, AgroCenter LLC


Eng. Chrispinus Onyancha

CEO, clinicPesa Limited


Tyler Ortego

Founder, ORA Technologies LLC

United States

Mr. Shuvajit Payne

Head of Education, Barefoot College


Carlos Pereira

Founder and CEO, Livox


Dr. Shimrit Perkol-Finkel

CEO, ECOncrete Tech Ltd


Aneri Pradhan

Founder & CEO, ENVision mobile

United States

Sujay Santra

Founder & CEO, iKure Techsoft Pvt. Ltd.


Purvi Shah

Director of StoryWeaver, Pratham Books


Sona Shah

CEO and Co-Founder, Neopenda

Tammy Singh

COO, Plastics for Change

Lilia Stoyanov, FCCA

CEO, Transformify

United Kingdom

Evelyn Tickle

Inventor/Owner, Grow Oyster Reefs, llc

United States

Samson Wambuzi

Co-founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Yiya Solutions

Jakob Way

CEO, Gleechi


Dr. Theodore Wong

CTO, Bellwether Collaboratory

United States

Dr Dennis Yancey Jr.

Chief Executive Officer, Marauder Robotics

United States

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