Implementing Solutions

Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future

How can disadvantaged youth learn the skills they need to prepare them for the workforce of the future and thrive in the 21st century?

Submissions are Closed

Atlassian Prize Judges

Melissa Beaumont Lee

Foundation Manager, Atlassian [Youth, Skills, & the Workforce of the Future Coalition]

Katherine Gelito

Operational Excellence Manager, Atlassian

James McCullough

Product Manager (Data), Atlassian

Mark Reading [Old]

Head of Foundation, Atlassian

DFAT Indo-Pacific Development Prize Judge​s

Jo-Hannah Lavey

innovationXchange, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ewen McDonald

Deputy Secretary, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Jeff Roach

Assistant Secretary, innovationXchange, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Matthew Steine

Director of Innovation, innovationXchange, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Arts & Culture Mentorship Prize Judges

Laura Callanan

Founding Partner, Upstart Co-Lab

​Rachel Goslins

Director, Arts & Industries Building, Smithsonian Institution

Leila W. Kinney

Executive Director of Arts Initiatives and of the MIT Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST)

Scot Osterweil

Creative Director, Education Arcade; Research Director, MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing Program

Paul Sznewajs

Executive Director, Ingenuity


Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and President, Emerson Collective


Lucy Ashman

Global Director of Social Innovation, Teach For All


Azita Berar Awad

Director of Employment Policy, International Labor Organization

Larry Berger

CEO, Amplify

Nafez Dakkak

CEO, Queen Rania Foundation

United Kingdom

Tom Fletcher CMG

Global Strategy Director, Global Business Coalition for Education

Maria Flynn

President and CEO, Jobs for the Future

United States

Nina Gené

CEO, Jasmine Social Investments

New Zealand

Paul Hohenberger

Director of Development, T.H. Chan Harvard School of Public Health

Eric Klopfer

Professor and Director of the Scheller Teacher Education Program and The Education Arcade, MIT

United States

Vijay Kumar

Associate Dean of Digital Learning & Executive Director J-WEL, MIT

Philippa Lei

Director of Programmes and Advocacy, Malala Fund

Jack Markell

73rd Governor of Delaware

Kevin McAndrew

Senior Director, Social Innovation Partnerships, Save the Children

Jamie McAuliffe

Senior Fellow, Aspen Institute Forum for Community Solutions

Cynthia McCaffrey

Director of the Office of Global Innovation, UNICEF

Macarena Mendoza

Workplace Experience Associate, Atlassian | Atlassian Prize Judge

Lisa Neuberger Fernandez

Managing Director, Accenture

Mr Vikas Pota

Group Chief Executive, Tmrw Digital

United Kingdom

Gus Schmedlen

Vice President, Worldwide Education, HP, Inc.

United States

Philipp Schmidt

Director of Learning Innovation, MIT Media Lab

Dana Stepp

Global Education Vertical Manager, HP

Devin Wardell Cook

Co-Founder and Executive Producer, Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC), MIT

United States


Laurene Powell Jobs

Founder and President, Emerson Collective

Judging Criteria

Solutions will be evaluated based on the following criteria.


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


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

Potential for Impact

The planned implementation of the solution has the potential to impact lives, and the theory behind how it will work makes logical sense.


This is a new technology, a new application of a technology, or a new process for solving the challenge.


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

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