Since the first Global Challenges launched in 2016, MIT Solve has connected innovative tech entrepreneurs with support, funding, resources—and each other.
Solve's community partnerships are formed among Solver teams and with Solve Members across Challenge topics, cohorts, and geographies, allowing teams to share resources, increase impact, and more. These partnerships have committed more than $12 million in funding to scale work in more than 50 countries and have expanded our understanding of what Solver teams can achieve.
Today, Solver teams enter a uniquely global marketplace for social impact—and join a network of fellow changemakers who share a drive for entrepreneurship, innovation, and collaboration. Through the Solve community, teams can connect to enhance their work and discover new ways of impacting the lives of millions of people around the world.
Solver-Member Partnership: Teaching Kids to Code For Their Careers
Solver Code Nation offers tuition-free computer programming classes to underserved high schoolers in tech hubs—a mission that aligned perfectly with Solve Member Strada Education Network’s mission to invest in pathways between education and employment.
When Strada sought recipients for $8 million in grants, MIT Solve connected the network to the right team—resulting in a women-led partnership with a $1.5 million grant to support Code Nation’s groundbreaking work.
Solve Community Partnership: Revolutionizing Rwandan Health Records
Solver E-Heza's user-friendly electronic health record helps nurses easily log and analyze data to diagnose certain conditions, track families' health statuses, and make recommendations in real time. E-Heza has successfully integrated into the Rwandan healthcare system, currently serving 21 health centers caring for 12,000 mothers and children.
To further scale to new countries and markets, E-Heza sought additional guidance. Through Solve, E-Heza connected with the Global Fund, which now provides technical expertise and support to expand the app's impact around the world.
Solver-Solver Partnership: Fueling the Potential of Human Trafficking Survivors
After connecting through MIT Solve, Copia, which enables businesses to redistribute high-quality extra food to people in need, began delivering meals to students of AnnieCannons’ coding bootcamp, all of whom are survivors of human trafficking. Their partnership enables both teams to carry out their missions—and to help coders stay focused on their career development and their future.
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