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MIT Solve Announces New Solver Class of 32 Tech Entrepreneurs Solving Global Challenges

Photo caption: Vilas Dhar, Trustee of the Patrick J. McGovern Foundation and Chris Kirchhoff, Senior Fellow for Schmidt Futures, pose with winners of the AI Innovations Prize. Photo credit: Joe Jenkins / MIT Solve.

MIT Solve
, an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute for Technology, announces the 32 new Solver teams from 16 countries that were selected yesterday at Solve Challenge Finals, the premier live pitch event kicking off UN General Assembly week. The incoming Solver class was selected by Solve’s expert judges and was selected from a pool of nearly 1,400 applicants from over 100 countries.

“We are thrilled to welcome our new class of 32 Solver teams—innovators bringing groundbreaking tech-based solutions to tackle four of the most pressing global challenges,” said Solve’s Executive Director, Alex Amouyel. “Over the next nine months, the Solve staff will work closely with each Solver to build partnerships across the Solve community and help source the funding, mentorship, and support they need to scale their solutions.”

Prize Funding: More than $1.5 million in prize funding was announced for the new 2019 Solver Class, including:

  • $200,000 for the AI Innovations Prize, made possible by The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation and Schmidt Futures
    • Recipients: AlgramoBlue Sky AnalyticsKinedu, and RETOS
    • Another $300,000 will be available to these Solver teams as follow-on funding to be announced at Solve at MIT on May 12-14, 2020.

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