AWAKENING THE HERO
IN ALL OF US
We are looking for innovators, activists and problem–solvers who are impacting communities every day.
If given the right resources and support, does your work have the potential to elevate humanity and inspire others to act as engines for social good? If so, join us. Together we will help change the world.
AS ONE OF THE ELEVATE PRIZE’S TEN INAUGURAL WINNERS, YOU WILL RECEIVE:
Any eligible individuals can submit an application. Whether you are deepening your work in one community or scaling your organization globally, we invite you to apply for The Elevate Prize to catalyze change and inspire the world.
The selection process begins following the July 13th application deadline. After an initial screening by The Elevate Prize Foundation and MIT Solve staff and community, 20 of the most promising submissions will be named Finalists
If you know of a hero that you believe is deserving of this prize, please nominate them here and we will invite them to apply. If you’re an applicant, feel free to ask your mentors to nominate you as well.
The Finalists will be invited to present to our prestigious panel of judges. From this group, ten winners will be selected to become The Elevate Prize global heroes.
A demonstrated history of catalyzing positive impact.
The Elevate Prize is open to applicants with a demonstrated history of catalyzing social and/or environmental impact through their work and leadership.
Individual applicants must be affiliated with a legally established entity (formed either under U.S. law or the law of the country of residence) and must be at least 18 years old. Submissions must be written in English.
The judging committee for The Elevate Prize will be comprised of experts and leaders from across industries, who will score the screened applications based on the following criteria:
More detailed information can be found on the application.
The Elevate Prize is seeking leaders who are:
Transformational and Innovative Leaders: Talented, skilled, and experienced pioneers who are addressing critical issues with powerful solutions.
Purpose-Driven: We want to know why you are doing this work, why the issues you are tackling are important to you and your target community, and how you and your work can inspire others.
Problem Solvers: How do you find solutions to this important issue? Have you been successful in the past?
Radically Diverse: Whether you are an entrepreneur in Haiti, an artist in Bangladesh, a technologist in Germany, an activist in Brazil, or a doctor in Egypt, we want to hear from you!
Resilient + Creative: We want to learn about your challenges and failures and how you have overcome them – and how you will do so in the future.
At a Tipping Point: You’ve already driven impact and are well positioned to do much, much more.