Solve Challenge Finals 2021

Virtual Event

Virtual Solve Challenge Finals 2021 is the premier social impact pitch event, bringing together our new Solver cohort of tech-based innovators with solutions to the 2021 Global Challenges: Digital Inclusion, Antiracist Technology in the US, Equitable Classrooms, Resilient Ecosystems, and Health Security & Pandemics.

Over 1,800 applicants from 128 countries submitted their solutions to Solve’s Global Challenges. Our Challenge Leadership Groups and reviewers are hard at work selecting our 2021 Solver teams. During virtual Solve Challenge Finals on September 17, we will announce our 2021 Solver class. There, these Solver teams will be joined by more than 400 impact leaders from across the Solve community—such as our Members HP, General Motors, The Nature Conservancy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and more.

Watch the livestream:

We will livestream our opening and closing plenary, along with the 2021 Solver and Indigenous Communities Fellow pitches on September 17.

Witness our 2021 Solver teams' transformational solutions, the announcement of more than $2 million in prize funding, and an inspiring program of speakers.

Livestreams begin at 9am, 12pm, and 2:30pm ET.


Become a Solve Member:

Interested in attending the full virtual event as well as our in-person reception in New York City on September 20? 

Become a Solve Member to attend the full events. Solve Membership establishes your organization as a leader in social impact and enables you to support cutting-edge innovation. Are you a Solve Member participating in the full event? If so, please reach out to solve@mit.edu for your personalized registration link and registration questions.


Featured Speakers

​Shungudzo

Artist & Activist

Professor Dame Sally Davies

Executive Chair, The Trinity Challenge

Gwyneth Gaul

Executive Director, Strategic Partnerships & Community Impact, Comcast NBCUniversal

United States

Ron Guerrier

Global Chief Information Officer, HP Inc.

Telva McGruder

Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, General Motors

Patipat Susumpow

Co-Founder and Creative Technologist, Opendream

Luci Tapahonso

Inaugural Poet Laureate of the Navajo Nation

Eric S. Yuan

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Zoom

Maria Zuber

Vice President for Research and E. A. Griswold Professor of Geophysics, MIT

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