MIT Solve announces their 2021 Global Challenges for Social Entrepreneurs. MIT Solve, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, has a mission to solve world challenges. Their Global Challenges seeks to fund the next class of tech-based social entrepreneurs who can offer solutions to the year’s challenges.


The Global Challenges

Applicants are invited to submit a solution by 16 June 2021 to any of this year’s five Challenges and one fellowship and apply to access the more than $1.5 million in funding. Finalists will be invited to pitch their solutions at Solve Challenge Finals during UN General Assembly Week on September 19, 2021 in New York City. At the event, leading cross-sector experts will select 35-40 of the most promising tech-based innovators to become Solver teams. These teams will take part in Solve’s nine-month program, which includes coaching, mentorship, and networking opportunities to scale their solutions. 

Solve’s 2021 Global Challenges are:


How to Submit

MIT Solve applications can be found on their website and must be written in English. You may apply to more than one Challenge, however if selected, only one idea can be pitched to the judges. Current and alumni Solver teams are allowed to apply to a new Global Challenge; however, the solution must be new and not the same solution that was previously selected by Solve. You can get help with applications here. If you do not have access to a strong internet connection, a paper application form is available.