Every year, Solve calls for tech-based solutions to global challenges and selects the most promising pitches among thousands of applications. On Friday 17 September, over 70 teams from all over the world gathered virtually with MIT Solve teams and partner organisations, to learn who had been chosen from thousands of entries to be this year’s MIT Solve Solver teams in 6 categories.
We’re absolutely thrilled to announce that hiveonline was chosen as one of the seven Solver teams for this year’s Global Digital Inclusion Challenge! It’s an incredible cohort of massively exciting solutions and we are more than happy to be counted worthy of such company.
The judges liked our inclusive approach to financial inclusion, allowing members of communities to access digital services without the need for them to own a mobile phone, instead leveraging social bonds and a shared device in the community. Through the multi-stage interview process, we received questions on our approach to women’s empowerment in working with majority-female savings groups and the way in which our solution is backed by blockchain to provide indelible, trustworthy records.
We were also fortunate to have been selected for three of the seven prizes sponsored by partner organisations, and we can announce that in addition to being a Solver team, we have also been awarded:
- The GSR prize for #Blockchain
- The Vodafone prize for Innovation for #Women and
- The Patrick J. McGovern Foundation prize for #AI for Humanity
The Solve programme includes opportunities to work with and learn from MIT Solve, the MIT Media Lab and other partners in the MIT Solve family. We are incredibly grateful for this amazing opportunity and look forward to learning and building relationships with our peer Solver teams and the amazing people in MIT and the partner organisations.
Contact us or sign up for a demo to learn more about our solutions for Cooperatives myCoop.online and savings groups vsla.online, helping bridge the digital divide for rural communities with advanced technology. Check out the other solutions here.