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Our Heroes

The First-Ever Elevate Prize Recipients

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AWAKENING THE HERO

IN ALL OF US

$5 Million in prize funding - 10 winners

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JUDGES

The esteemed panel of judges who will determine the 20 finalists and 10 inaugural winners of The Elevate Prize.

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ELEVATING HUMANITY

ON A GLOBAL SCALE

Seeking leaders who are mobilizing communities and catalyzing positive, transformational change.

Radical Diversity

FUELS SUCCESS

Building a community that recognizes the contribution of all humanity.

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THE ELEVATE PRIZE

POWERED BY MIT SOLVE

Our mission is to dramatically amplify the impact of innovators, activists and problem-solvers. And together build a powerful platform to mobilize communities, catalyze positive change and awaken the hero in all of us.

The prize is powered by MIT Solve, a marketplace for social impact innovation. We are leveraging their award-winning open innovation platform and methodology, as well as their extensive network of entrepreneurs and social impact leaders all around the world.

 

THE PRIZE

THE ELEVATE PRIZE IN DETAIL

Addressing our most challenging global issues by empowering talented and passionate leaders around the world who will inspire others to uplift their community.

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HOW IT WORKS

THE PROCESS AND STEPS

Those eligible can apply up until July 13, after which staff and judges will select the most promising submissions as Finalists. Our esteemed judges will select 10 winners among these Finalists in September.

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HOW TO APPLY

A GUIDE TO APPLY

Sound like you?
Learn the who, what, when and why of applying for The Elevate Prize.

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THE JUDGES

THE JUDGES

THE JUDGES

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LEADERS, INNOVATORS & INFLUENCERS

A robust and diverse team, these leaders and executives head organizations at the forefront of social change: from business to academia, from arts to science, from tech to health.

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Global Challenge in Response to COVID-19

One winner from MIT Solve’s Health Security and Pandemics Challenge was selected as part of our first cohort of ten global heroes.

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