On Saturday, April 29th, Nesterly was honored to be included among the 2017 winners of the MIT IDEAS Global Challenge. The IDEAS Challenge is a multi-stage innovation, service, and social entrepreneurship competition that attracts MIT’s best and brightest each year. After submitting several rounds of applications and updates, we pitched to a prestigious panel of judges and did our best to answer their insightful questions. The event was then opened to the public, and we had the fantastic opportunity to discuss our idea with a diverse group of attendees. At the end of the day, we were stunned to learn that we had been selected as one of the winners from the 40 incredible teams in the running. You can learn more in the MIT News story linked here!
This year, more than 500 students participating in IDEAS attended dinners and other events, many sponsored the Bose Corporation, where they learned from past winners and entrepreneurial mentors, pitched ideas, and recruited team members.
Throughout Saturday afternoon, 40 finalist teams showcased innovations in the MIT Media Lab in eight categories: water and sanitation, education and training, agriculture and food, health and medical, emergency and disaster relief, housing and transportation, energy and environment, mobile devices and communication, and finance and entrepreneurship.