Thank you for applying to Solve’s 2021 Global Challenges! Solve judges, reviewers, and staff look forward to reviewing your solution.
If you already have a business and impact plan for your solution, this application should be relatively straightforward. If you don’t, that’s okay -- the application will take you through core questions with resources to help. You may also consider taking Solve’s online MITx course Business and Impact Planning for Social Enterprises. The course is designed to introduce core business model and impact planning concepts and to help you write strong responses to some of the more complex questions in this application. There are two sections for the five-week course: one starting March 2 and one starting May 11.
As you work on your application, here are a few things to keep in mind:
Tell us who you are, and pitch us on your solution. This page (“Solution Overview”) is the only section of the application with required questions. You must complete all the required questions on this page in order to SAVE DRAFT & EXIT or SUBMIT SOLUTION. You may edit your saved or submitted solution anytime before the deadline (June 16, 2021, at 12pm Eastern Time), but you must submit it before the deadline to be considered for the Challenge.
Tell us who you are, and pitch us on your solution. This page (“Solution Overview”) is the only section of the application with required questions. You must complete all the required questions on this page in order to SAVE DRAFT & EXIT or SUBMIT SOLUTION. You may edit your saved or submitted solution anytime before the deadline, but you must submit it before the deadline to be considered for the Challenge.
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Solve aims to connect all Solver teams with partners who can help advance their solutions through monetary and/or non-monetary support. In this section, clearly describe why your solution would benefit from Solve’s help and the resources your team needs to scale.
Keep in mind: while each Solver team receives a $10,000 grant, and though we have brokered over $25 million in commitments for Solver teams and entrepreneurs to date, there is no guarantee that your team will receive additional funding. If your only goal in applying to Solve is to raise funds, Solve is not the right program for you. Please refer to the Become a Solver page on our website for more details on what Solver teams receive.
If you seek additional sources of funding, please consider applying for the following prizes. Prize recipients will be chosen from the cohort of Solver teams that is selected. Note that it is possible to be selected as a Solver team but not receive any prizes, or to receive up to several.
For each prize, carefully review the description and qualification requirements that appear below. Please note:
Do you qualify for and would you like to be considered for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Prize? If you select Yes, explain how you are qualified for the prize in the additional question that appears. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Prize is open to solutions that directly address the health and well-being of people in the US. The prize is funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which aims to raise the health of everyone in the United States by using a health equity lens to place well-being at the center of every aspect of life.