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In Brief: African Startups Invited to Apply For the US$1.5M Solve at MIT Challenge

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In Brief: African Startups Invited to Apply For the US$1.5M Solve at MIT Challenge

African startups have been invited to apply for the 2019 Solve at MIT Challenge for a chance to receive more than US$1.5 million in prize funding available to innovative solutions.

Each year Solve seeks solutions from tech innovators around the world for its Global Challenges, and anyone can submit a solution by July 1, 2019.

This year’s Solve challenges opened for solutions include: 

Community Driven Innovation: How can citizens and communities create and improve social inclusion and shared prosperity?

Early Childhood Development: How can all children under five develop the critical learning and cognitive skills they need to reach their full potential?

Read: 8 African EdTech Startups Selected to Join Injini Cohort 3 Accelerator Programme

Circular Economy: How can people create and consume goods that are renewable, repairable, reusable, and recyclable?

Healthy Cities: How can urban residents design and live in environments that promote physical and mental health?

Selected Solver teams will join a supportive community of peers, funders, and experts to help advance their work; receive mentorship and strategic advice from Solve and MIT networks; attend Solve at MIT, our annual flagship event in May; and receive access to more than US$1.5 million in prize funding for the 2019 Challenges. 

In 2018, ten African startups including Kenya’s Eneza and Nigeria’s Coldhub were among the 33 winners from around the world to be awarded by MIT Solve.

Interested startups can apply here

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