Divorcing ourselves from the social issues and global world problems will not lead to progress. The world is a global village inhabited by intelligent and innovative minds. What they lack is a sole platform where all the key players come together like the missing pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.
A recent initiative started by The Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT], called Solve, aims to do just that. Partnering with The Elevate Prize Foundation  founded by businessman, philanthropist and author, Joseph Deitch provides funds, guidance, and support through their global competition.
The sole purpose of this program is to become the single global philanthropic platform that promotes social impact innovation and encourages social change-makers to solve the world’s problems.
The Elevate Prize Foundation was founded in 2019 to create social impact and promote humanity on a global scale. The aim is to search for activists, creators, and change-enablers who are working to solve the world’s problems. An amalgamation of prize winners, advisors, industry experts, partners and collaborators create a sole philanthropic social impact bond for a global social change. The Elevate Prize Foundation partnered with MIT Solve annually selects top 10 heroes who are given expert mentorship, extensive training, and exclusive resources to shape their work and scale their ideas.
For 2020, 1,297 applicants applied to The Elevate Prize award partnered with MIT Solve from 119 countries across the global including North America, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, Latin America and Caribbean, and Middle East and North Africa. They were screened and shortlisted by a panel of 21- judges, with only top 20 startups as global finalists made the cut for the second round.
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT] initiated a program called Solve which is on a mission to solve world challenges and become a marketplace of sorts for tech-based startups that have a social impact innovation. Hence, becoming a platform for tech-based social entrepreneurs to get guidance, funding, and support from industry experts and advisors.
Any applicant who showcases social and/or environmental impact through their work, leadership, and initiatives is eligible to apply. People with passion for their social work, belief in humanity, and potential to inspire others are ideal for this program.
Specifically, The Elevate Prize is looking for people who are:
Business Startup Competition
Health care and technology
MIT Solve Fund
The Elevate Prize