Solve Challenge Finals 2020

Virtual Pitch Event

Featured Speakers

Madame Gandhi

Artist, Activist

Dr. Phillip Atiba Goff

Co-Founder and CEO, Center for Policing Equity

United States

Sal Khan

Founder and CEO, Khan Academy

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka

United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women

Harry D. Moseley

Global Chief Information Officer, Zoom Video Communications

Dalila Wilson-Scott

Senior Vice President of Community Impact, Comcast Corporation, President, Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation

Speakers

Rudayna Abdo

Founder, Thaki

Ms Oyindamola Adesina

COO, Simbi Interactives

Nigeria

Dr Prosper Ahimbisibwe MD

Clinical Lead, mSCAN

Uganda

Alexia Akbay

CEO, Symbrosia Inc

United States

Julius O. Akinyemi

Founder/CEO of UWINCorp and The Mobile Commodity Exchange, Entrepreneur In Residence, MIT Media Lab

NA NA

Nassar Al Mubarak

Director, Office of Strategic Affairs, Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi || Judge for the Health Workforce Innovation Prize

Abdulwaheed Alayande

Co-founder and Product Lead, TREP Labs

United Kingdom

Susan Alzner

Co-founder and Chief of Strategy & Ops, shift7

United States

Alex Amouyel

Executive Director, MIT Solve

Hari Balasubramanian

Managing Partner, EcoAdvisors

Sucheta Baliga

Founder and CEO, JumpStream

India

Narges Baniasadi

Health Technology Entrepreneur and Investor, Oxford Sciences Innovation || Judge for The AI for Humanity Prize

United States

Ady Beitler

CEO, Nilus

Argentina

Hanae Bezad

CEO / Founder, Douar Tech

Rwanda

Cecilia Blasco

Executive Director, SmartFish Group

Mexico

Luisa Bonin

Co-founder of Tamo Junto, Aliança Empreendedora

Brazil

Bruna Braga

Head of Partnerships, MIT Solve

Bruno Brasil

Head of Secretariat for Research & Development, Embrapa

Brazil

Eva Burk

Graduate Research Assistant, Food from Fire

United States

Satish Cherukumalli

Co-Founder & CEO, TrakitNow, Inc

United States

Dr Dewan Ahmad Fawzul Kabir Choudhury

Founder, Bioforge Health

Bangladesh

CC CC

Dana Comes At Night

President, Never Alone Recovery Support Services

Joia Crear Perry

President & Founder, National Birth Equity Collaborative

Valter Cumbi

Executive Director, Source Code

Mozambique

Saachi Dalal

Chief Strategy Officer, Khushi Baby

United States

James Danahy

President, Global Hardware Components and Subsystems, General Motors

Geoff Davis

CEO & Managing Partner, Cicero Impact Capital

DEBORAH DE MARI

CEO and Founder, Força Meninas

Brazil

Bryan Deans

Executive Director, The Oglala Lakota Cultural and Economic Revitalization Initiative

United States

Joseph Deitch

Founder, The Elevate Prize Foundation

Julie Doleman

Managing Director, Global Expansion, Experian || Judge for The Experian Prize for Financial Health Innovation

United Kingdom

Dr Ismahane Elouafi

Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

United Arab Emirates

Yehuda Elram

CEO & Co-Founder, eggXYt

Israel

Ako Egbe Manna Eneke

Medical Director, SRH Expert, and Psychosocial Counsellor, FALCOH Medical Center

Cameroon

Tariq Fancy

Founder, The Rumie Initiative

Canada

Erin Fitzgerald

Cofounder & Country Director, Yiya Engineering Solutions

Uganda

Prof. Keolu Fox

Assistant Professor, The Indigenous Futures Lab

United States

Renuka Gadde

Vice President, Global Health, Becton Dickinson

Philip Gaskin

Vice President of Entrepreneurship, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Gwyneth Gaul

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships & Community Impact, Comcast NBCUniversal

United States

LG LG

Lalit Gautam

Founder, Sensegrass Inc

India

Laura Gaviria Halaby

Head of Strategic Initiatives and Partnerships, SoftBank Group International

Soheil Ghiasi

Co-Founder and CTO, Storx Technologies and University of California, Davis

United States

Mariah Gladstone

Founder, Indigikitchen

United States

Alexandra Grigore

Chief Product Officer, Simprints Technology

Dr. Sebastian Groh

CEO, ME SOLshare Ltd.

Bangladesh

Iva Gumnishka

CEO, HITL EOOD

Bulgaria

Douglas Hansen-Luke

Executive Chairman, Future Planet Capital || Judge for the Future Planet Capital Prize

Tiana Henderson

CEO, indi-geniUS mind(s)

United States

Regina Honu

CEO, Soronko Solutions

Jessica Hubley

Founder & CEO, AnnieCannons

United States

Talash Huijbers

CEO and Founder, InsectiPro

Kenya

Dr. Angela Jackson

Partner, Learn to Earn Fund, New Profit

Jonathan Jackson

Chief Executive Officer, Dimagi

Shanti Jagannathan

Principal Education Specialist, Asian Development Bank

Sahar Jamal

CEO & Founder, Maziwa

Canada

Lady Mariéme Jamme

Founder, iamtheCODE

Ms Linda Kamau

Co-founder & COO, AkiraChix

Kenya

Cleopatra Kambugu

Director of Programmes, The East African Sexual Health and Rights Initiative (UHAI EASHRI)

Anya Kamenetz

Education Correspondent, NPR

Dr Jemimah Muthoni Kariuki

Founder, Wheels for life

Kenya

Monika Katkute

, Teachers Lead Tech

Lithuania

Rania Khalaf

Director, AI Platforms and Runtimes, IBM Research

Tracy Kimathi

Founder , Tree_Sea.mals Ltd.

Kenya

Sheila Kioko

Digital Health Partnerships Manager, Living Goods

Lucy Lake OBE

Chief Executive Officer, CAMFED International

Celina Lee

CEO, Zindi

South Africa

Michael Lenihan

Founder + CEO, Public Sentiment

United States

Jon Lexa

Director of Operations, Sana Labs

Mark Lim

Corporate Strategist, NamZ Pte Ltd

Singapore

Chelsey Luger

Editor, Well For Culture

United States

Dr. Mehjabin Tishan Mahfuz

Research Investigator, icddr,b

Bangladesh

Benedetto Marelli

Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, MIT

Megan McCarthy

Strategic Partnership Manager, Blue Haven Initiative

United States

Meghan McCormick

Co-Founder & CEO, OZÉ

Ghana

Elizabeth McGovern

Trustee, Patrick J. McGovern Foundation; Executive Director, WEEMA International

Dr. Geeta Mehta

Co-founder/President, Asia Initiatives

India

Melissa Menke

Founder, Access Afya

Kenya

Suzanne Miller

Chief Medical Officer, Ventec Life Systems

Carlos Moedas

Trustee, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation

Mr. Jacob Moore

Associate Vice President of Tribal Relations, Office of Government & Community Engagement, Arizona State University

United States

Carrie Morgridge

Vice President and Chief Disruptor, Morgridge Family Foundation

United States

Carrie Murchison

Returned Citizen Advocate, The Last Mile

Razin Mustafiz

CEO, D2

Bangladesh

Bramuel Mwalo

CEO, xetova

Kenya

Ndiko Mwaura

Member Success Manager, Flare

RUTH MWAURA

CEO, Thalia Psychotherapy

Kenya

Ruchit Nagar

CEO, Khushi Baby Inc.

Dr. Tobi Nagel

Founder & President, Phages for Global Health

United States

RN RN

Ratul Narain

Founder and Chairman, BEMPU Health

India

Ray Nathan

CEO, NÜTY Foods

India

Bilha Ndirangu

CEO, Africa's Talking

Carmen Nibigira

Davis College Rwanda Board Member, Akilah and Davis College

Yetneberesh Nigussie

Senior Manager for Global Action on Disability (GLAD), International Disability Alliance

Antonio Nuno

Co-founder & CEO, Someone Somewhere

Mexico

Eyitayo Ogunmola

CEO, Utiva

Nigeria

Mr Chidi Okpala

CEO, Asante Financial Services Group

Kenya

Charles Onu

AI Research Lead, Ubenwa Health

Canada

Mrs Lidia Oxi Chuy

Director of Special Projects, MAIA

Guatemala

Oren Oz

Founder & CEO, Nuvo

Israel

Dr Farshid Pahlevani

CEO, Sustainable Solutions Simplified

Australia

Lauren Payne

Student, Rice University

United States

Dr. Albina Poljak

Director Business Development, PhagoMed Biopharma GmbH

Austria

Emilian Popa

, ilera health

South Africa

KP KP

Kevin Przybocki

United States

Alia Rasoully

President, Founder, WISE Afghanistan

Afghanistan

Philip Reuchlin

Director of Programs & Strategy, Andan Foundation || Judge for The Andan Prize for Innovation in Refugee Inclusion

Kimberly Robertson

Project Director, Decolonial Dream Lab

United States

Natalja Rodionova

Founder, Sisters of Code

Cambodia

Elizabeth Rule

Director, AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, Guide to Indigenous DC

United States

Michael Running Wolf

Founder, Indigenous in AI

United States

Saar Safra

CEO, Beewise

Israel

Dr. Amani Salim

Academician & Technopreneur, nanoSkunkWorkX SB, IIUM

Malaysia

HE Toyin Ojora Saraki

Founder & President, The Wellbeing Foundation Africa

United Kingdom

David Sarley

Senior Program Officer, Global Delivery Programs, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation || Judge for The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Funded Award

Sanjay Sarma

Vice President for Open Learning, MIT

Anjali Sastry

Senior Lecturer, System Dynamics, MIT Sloan School of Management

Dr. Jacob Scott

Physician Scientist, Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University

United States

Rajashekar (Raj) Seelam

Founder & Managing Director, Sresta Natural Bioproducts

India

Austin Serio

CEO, ShockTalk

United States

Nicolas Serrano

CEO, Innomaps

Ecuador

Azellia Alma Shafira

CEO, Banoo Inovasi Indonesia Ltd.

Indonesia

Aditya Sharma

Founder-Director, Sparrow Analytics

India

AS AS

Tsitsi Sifiyali

Chief Executive Officer, Vaxiglobal

Zimbabwe

Ashu Sikri

Product Strategy, Digital Green

India

Adam Simpson

Special Advisor, Policy Programme & Intergovernmental Division, UN Women

United States

Nicole Sirivansanti

Program Officer, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Mr. Derrick J. Slick

Graduate Student, Water Connects Communities

United States

Conor Smith

Founder, New Day

United States

Megan Smith

CEO & Founder shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, shift7

United States

Dr Sandhya Sriram

CEO, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.

Singapore

June Sugiyama

Director, Vodafone Americas Foundation || Judge for the Innovation for Women Prize

Larry Susskind

Ford Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT; Vice-Chair, Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School

Patipat Susumpow

Co-founder, Opendream

Thailand

Dr Debbie Teodorescu

Founder, SurgiBox

United States

Richelle Thomas

PhD Student, The University of Arizona Department of Environmental Science

United States

Marvin Tumbo

Co-Founder & C.E.O, Scale Management Limited

Kenya

Anna Tunkel

SVP, Head of Strategic Initiatives & Global Partnerships, APCO Worldwide

Tomas Uribe

Co-founder and CEO, Stereotheque

United States

Maharshi Vaishnav

Chief of Staff, Educate Girls

Casey van der Stricht

Principal, Solve Innovation Future, MIT Solve

Renée Vassilos

Director of Agriculture Innovation, The Nature Conservancy

Dr Benjamin Richard Wang MD

Chief Medical Officer, NeVap Inc

United States

Marijke Wijnroks

Chief of Staff, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Matthew Wilson

Food Sovereignty Director, Sicangu Community Development Corporation

United States

Amos Winter

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering, MIT

Joy Wojiambo

, Kytabu Inc

Kenya

Pamir Yanık

Project Manager, Whole Surplus

Turkey

Krisha Zane

, Kū-A-Kanaka

United States

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