Solve at MIT

Solve at MIT

May 7 through 9

Solve at MIT is MIT Solve’s annual flagship event bringing together more than 500 prominent global leaders in the business, foundation, nonprofit, and academic sectors, as well as MIT faculty and students. The event will highlight the 33 incredible tech innovators that were selected in 2018 from a pool of 1,150 applicants as Solver teams, with the objective of forming partnerships to fund, pilot, and scale their solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.

Solve at MIT will also convene MIT experts and cross-sector leaders to discuss and advance solutions to Solve’s 2019 Global Challenges, which are open for solutions through July 1.


Solve at MIT attendees get access to:

  • Receptions and networking time with social impact and business leadersfrom Starbucks, HP, Fannie Mae, Best Buy, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, LEGO, Novartis, Oxfam, and more;
  • Brain Trust sessions to build partnerships with 33  Solver teamsselected from Solve’s 2018 Challenges. The 2018 Solver Class represents 15 different countries and 61 percent women-led startups;
  • Salon dinners for intimate discussions on the latest technology trends;
  • Plenary sessions featuring speakers including Tristan Harris (Cofounder and Executive Director, Center for Humane Technology), Joi Ito (Director, MIT Media Lab), Neela Montgomery (CEO, Crate and Barrel), Luis Alberto Moreno (President, Inter-American Development Bank), and Wendy Schmidt (President, Schmidt Family Foundation). View all speakers

How can I attend?
If you’re interested in attending Solve at MIT, become a Member of Solve. Members join our mission to solve the world’s most pressing problems through partnership and open innovation. They support tech entrepreneurs from Solve’s global pipeline of startups and have the opportunity to collaborate with other Solve Members at year-round workshops and annual events.

Reach out to Patrick Diamond ( you’re interested or if you have any questions.