Partner with Solve
Partners are strategic advisors who help Solver teams scale their innovative solutions around the world
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 pipeline of the world's top early-stage , 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 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 innovation and promising entrepreneurs.
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.ai; Virtual Grasp; Livox; TalkingPoints.
“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
Partnerships are Solve marketplace success stories—often occurring between a Solver and Member. Thanks to our partners, Solve has brokered $25 million in funding commitments and 190+ partnerships for Solver teams and entrepreneurs.
Preparing Under-Resourced Kids for Tech Careers
Solver Code Nation received a $1.5 million grant from Member Strada Education Network in 2019 to equip students in under-resourced schools with the skills needed to launch careers in tech.
Growing Oyster Reefs to Protect Ecosystems
Solver Grow Oyster Reefs received a $285,000 grant from Member Rise Resilience Innovations in 2019 to grow oyster reefs to protect coastal communities and ecosystems.
Documenting Sexual Violence Evidence
Solver MediCapt received a $200,000 grant from Member Patrick J. McGovern Foundation in 2019 to transform the documentation and prosecution of sexual violence.