Supporting Black & Brown Innovators in the US
Solve’s focus on the world’s most pressing challenges has always included those within the United States. Since 2018, we have built a specific set of work focused on equity for underserved and underestimated communities in the US. Based on a core belief that the best solutions are led by people from the communities that they serve, Solve has selected six Solvers out of the 40 in our 2022 class who are working on community-based work in underserved Black and Brown communities in the US.
As a part of this special program, these innovators will receive culturally responsive resources, support, and coaching on top of the year-long Solver Support Program.
Meet the Innovators
This year's inaugural class of Black and Brown innovators includes:
In 2020, Black and Brown entrepreneurs only received 2-3% of the $87 billion in venture capital invested in the US, while early-stage Black-led social enterprises had 24% less revenue and 76% lower unrestricted assets than white-led counterparts.
Solve is excited to make space to showcase and support these innovators from underserved and underestimated communities and welcomes additional Solve supporters and champions who want to fund prizes and partner with Black and Brown innovators across the US. Interested individuals or organizations can reach out with questions or ideas using the form below.