Hosted by Solve, BMW Foundation, and The League of Intrapreneurs

Virtual Solveathon

MIT Solve, The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt, and The League of Intrapreneurs will host a virtual Solveathon on Wednesday, June 10 to generate and refine great ideas to Solve’s 2020 Global Challenges.

Solveathon workshops are highly interactive design workshops aimed at developing and improving great solutions to global challenges. You will meet new people, work on big ideas, and be part of a global community. This event will be led by MIT Solve staff and trained facilitators to focus on generating new ideas through the design thinking process in response to Solve’s Challenges:

  • Learning for Girls & Women
  • Sustainable Food Systems
  • Good Jobs & Inclusive Entrepreneurship
  • Maternal & Newborn Health
  • Health Security & Pandemics

No prior expertise is needed to join! We welcome a diversity of backgrounds and experience levels. Everyone has their own passions and skills to bring to the table and can build on one another’s ideas. This will also be an opportunity for you to learn how to more effectively co-create and innovate in a virtual space. Come push boundaries with us, gain new insights, and have fun!

RSVP here

We look forward to seeing you online on June 10!

12:00-12:30: Welcome and Framing by Experts
12:30 - 1:20: Design Session Part 1
1:20-1:30: Break
1:30-2:15: Design Session Part 2
2:15-2:50: Pitches
2:50-3:00: Wrap Up

About the BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt

The BMW Foundation Herbert Quandt promotes responsible leadership and inspires leaders worldwide to work towards a peaceful, just and sustainable future. Through our activities, we aim to advance the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations 2030 Agenda.

About The League of Intrapreneurs

The League of Intrapreneurs is a learning community of intrapreneurs and catalysts who believe our incumbent institutions have a role to play in getting us to a better tomorrow. Our members are innovating from within big companies like the BMW Group, Merck, and Nestlé; inside nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) like WWF, CARE, and Friends of the Earth; and inside governments such as the City of Vancouver and the Australian Federal Government. They are reprogramming our corporations, charities, and regulators with fresh insight and perspective, while bringing deep empathy and humanity to the workplace. Are you an intrapreneur trying to change the world? Join us.

About MIT Solve

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation. Through open innovation Challenges, Solve finds incredible tech-based social entrepreneurs all around the world. Solve then brings together MIT’s innovation ecosystem and a community of Members to fund and support these entrepreneurs to help them drive lasting, transformational impact. Join Solve on this journey at


Do you have a solution to the world's most pressing challenges? We encourage you to apply to Solve's Global Challenges, which are open for solutions between February and June each year (this year, February 25 to June 18, 2020). Solver teams join Solve’s MIT-backed network and receive 9 months of personalized support from Solve's community of peers, funders, and experts to advance their innovative work.

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