Presented with
Implementing Solutions

Oceti Sakowin Solve Fellowship

How can tribal communities advance renewable energy, food, or water access and contribute to economic prosperity and sovereignty?

Submissions are Closed


Jinane Abounadi

Executive Director, Sandbox Innovation Fund Program, MIT

Susan Alzner

Co-founder and Chief of Strategy & Ops, shift7

United States

Deborah Campbell

Vice President, Capital Initiatives

Ari Epstein

Lecturer, MIT Terrascope Program

Natasha Hale

Program Officer, W. K. Kellogg Foundation

United States

Megan Smith

CEO & Founder shift7, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer, shift7

United States

Larry Susskind

MIT Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning

United States

Judging Criteria

Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.

The solution addresses the challenge that has been set forth using technology. 

Potential for Impact:
The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives.

The solution can be grown and scaled to affect the lives of more people.

It is feasible to implement the solution, and the team has a plan for the solution to sustain itself financially.

Innovative Approach:
This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, a new business model, or a new process for solving the challenge.

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