SolEx, a new collaboration between The Resolution Project and MIT Solve, was a groundbreaking two-day program, immediately preceding United Nations General Assembly Week and the Solve Challenge Finals, convening our global communities of social innovators for an exchange of resources, learnings, and partnerships to create effective solutions to the world’s most pressing problems.


  • 60 Resolution Fellows from around the world

  • 60 Participants from the 2018 Solve Challenge Finals

  • Social sector leaders, investors, and corporate partners


  • Knowledge Sharing – Through Solution Sessions, Challenge Design Workshops, and Panels, Fellows and Finalists will rapidly ideate and learn from each other and experts to scale and transpose successful models

  • Partnership Acceleration – Fellows and Finalists will showcase their work to partners, investors, and the press at a networking and exhibition session

  • Individual Skills Development – Opportunities for Fellows and Finalists to build skills through mentoring sessions with experts

  • Community Building – Connections between Fellows, Finalists, and partners from the public and private sectors through discussion sessions, topic meals, and networking


  • Uzodinma Iweala, award-winning writer, filmmaker, medical doctor, and CEO of The Africa Center in New York.

  • Prabhjot Singh, Chair, Mount Sinai Health System.

  • Asha Varghese, Director, Global Health, GE Foundation.

  • Larisa Hovannisian, CEO, Teach for Armenia.

  • Bill Staby, CEO, Resolute Marine Energy.

  • Mel Ochoa, COO, Landmark Ventures (Social Innovation Summit).

  • James Mwangi, Executive Director, Dalberg Group.

  • Joe Negron, Founding Principal, KIPP Infinity Middle School.

  • Rahzel, 7x Grammy Award Nominee, 2x Grammy Award Winner, alumnus of The Roots.

  • José Escamilla, Director of Educational Innovation, Tecnologico del Monterrey TecLabs.

  • Gerard Alleng, Climate Change Senior Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank.

  • Dr Steve Fletcher, Chief Strategy Officer, UN Environment – World Conservation & Monitoring Center.

  • Sophie Wade, Founder & Workforce Innovation Specialist, Flexcell Network.

  • Jen Schwartz, Senior Features Editor, Scientific American.

  • Michele Malejki, Global Head of Strategic Programs, Sustainability & Social Innovation, HP.

Thank you to our founding sponsors: The Rockefeller Foundation, Newman’s Own Foundation, BNY Mellon, Mastercard Foundation, and Roddenberry Foundation

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