Partner with Solve

Partners are strategic advisors who help Solver teams scale their innovative solutions around the world.

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Ways to Partner with Solve

Partners of MIT Solve are strategic advisors who help Solver teams scale their innovative solutions to meaningfully impact the lives of millions of people around the world. Partners mentor and support Solve's diverse portfolio of the world's top social entrepreneurs, build and foster transformational partnerships among Solver teams and the Solve and MIT communities, receive recognition at Solve's flagship events Solve at MIT and Solve Challenge Finals, and strengthen innovation ecosystems by promoting social entrepreneurship in their region. 

Partnership packages are highly customizable and can include: the opportunity to host a salon dinner, brand recognition, participation in the full innovation cycle, and more. 

Want to get involved? Contact Bruna Braga, Head of Partnerships, if you are interested in becoming a Partner. Learn more about partnership opportunities below.

1. Sponsor a Solve Challenge

Sponsor a Solve Challenge your organization cares about and support social impact solutions that address it.

Atlassian Foundation and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Solve, Atlassian Foundation, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) partnered on Solve’s Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future Challenge. The collaboration activated social entrepreneurship ecosystems, with active support from high-level government officials in Indo-Pacific countries, including Thailand.

The project—which led to five times as many applications than previous Challenges—has garnered US $4.6 million in committed funding across 10 Solver teams to pilot and scale their solutions.

2. Sponsor Solver Teams

Support social impact innovation and promising entrepreneurs.

General Motors

Solve and General Motors (GM) collaborated to support advanced technologies in service of future generations of learners and workers, via Solve’s Teachers & Educators and Work of the Future Challenges.

This included activities such as Challenge Design Workshops and Solveathon workshops with GM’s senior teams across the US to help design and promote the 2018 Solve Challenges. GM awarded US $100,000 in funding to four Solver teams: Refactored.aiVirtual GraspLivoxTalkingPoints.

Read more about the partnership in Digital Trends or in this article by GM’s Hina Baloch.

“MIT Solve provides a holistic approach that recognizes that knowledge is at its best when shared... At GM, we support STEM education and open technological innovation initiatives like MIT Solve to bring us closer to cutting-edge innovators and innovations of transportation technology now and in the future.” 

—Hina Baloch, Global Social Impact and STEM Education, General Motors || Judge for The GM Prize for Advanced Technologies

Photo: Samuel Stuart / MIT Solve

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