Dr. Katlyn Turner is a featured speaker at this year's Solve's Indigenous and Antiracist Innovators Summit, a two-day, in-person event held June 16 - 17. The summit is open to the Solve Community, Indigenous community members, and antiracist leaders from across the country.
The Indigenous and Antiracist Innovators Summit is Solve’s flagship event for the Indigenous Communities Fellowship program and the Antiracist Technology in the US Challenge. The goals are to convene, connect, and inspire Solve’s community—Fellows, Solver teams, MIT faculty and staff, and leaders from our Member organizations—in order to continue to uplift these innovators of excellence and reimagine Indigenous and antiracist futures for the United States.
Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges, developed as a marketplace for social impact innovation designed to support the scalable growth of community-based solutions.
Solve understands that to disrupt institutionalized inequities in the US, the tremendous work of Indigenous, Black, and Brown innovators across the country must be supported. Since 2018, Solve has run an Indigenous Fellowship program that has supported twenty-eight Native American innovators from across the country that utilize traditional knowledge and technology to drive positive impact in their communities. In 2021, Solve launched the Antiracist Technology in the US Challenge, selecting seven outstanding innovators working across industries to create an Antiracist society in the United States. These Solver cohorts are provided with a nine month program of support that includes seed funding, a comprehensive resource needs assessment, technical/business mentorship, and tailored connections to a network of companies, foundations, NGOs, and more.