Offer your help + meet our 39 MIT student-led teams

[This is the latest newsletter from MIT IDEAS Global Challenge. If you'd like to subscribe, add your name and email here.]

Happy New Year from Cambridge, Massachusetts!

So far this year, 39 teams are entering; teams are currently working to develop their ideas like a hand-powered centrifuge that aims to improve the diagnostic capabilities in India’s medical clinics to water distribution machines who’s goal is to reduce bottled water consumption by 90% on college campuses within a year.

There are 70 requests for help at the moment – teams are looking for people to help with business models, design questions, market research, programming and much more. See if you can help: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/help/wanted.

We welcome you to log into globalchallenge.mit.edu, get to know the teams entering this year through their profiles, offer your help and feedback to teams.

@ IDEAS Global Challenge EVENTS

Generator Dinner: Last October, we hosted 200+ people at our  Generator Dinner as a space for people to gather and learn more about IDEAS Global Challenge, for people to join teams , and for teams to pitch about their projects and recruit team members. More than 30 people pitched an idea at the Generator Dinner and you can read more about their ideas by clicking here. If you’re in the Boston area, join us for the next Generator Dinner happening on Thursday, February 21 at MIT.

Bose Mentorship Night: We were thrilled to bring together our MIT student-led teams and Bose senior management and employees, who served as mentors in helping the 19 participating teams develop business plans, marketing strategies, and more. For the MIT News Office’s coverage of the evening, click here. We’d love to explore similar opportunities with other organizations.

UPDATES FROM TEAMS

…and much more. To read on more updates and news on IDEAS Global Challenge teams, click here.

MOVING FORWARD

Join us at:

  • MIT Scaling Development Ventures Conference: Feb 8-9 @ MIT — We are thrilled to be part of a group of centers around MIT that are hosting the first MIT conference that explores the growth of social ventures in developing regions. We’ll be live-blogging the event and send out the link later. Stay tuned.

Get involved:

YOU CAN HELP TEAMS through the IDEAS Global Challenge site. Teams request help and individuals offer their help. Come help out! http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/help

YOU CAN HELP IDEAS GLOBAL CHALLENGE! Our work this year wouldn’t have been possible without our enthusiastic volunteers. If you’re interested in helping us plan and run events, reviewing proposals, and more, email globalchallenge (at) mit.edu.

CONTACT AND ABOUT
We are part of the MIT Public Service Center.  Meet this year’s teams: http://globalchallenge.mit.edu/teams. We blog at: http://mitpsc.mit.edu/globalchallenge. We share events and deadlines, at MIT and beyond at: bit.ly/tzkMJm. We tweet through @mitchallenge. Email us globalchallenge (at) mit.edu

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