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MIT SOLVE 2017
SOLVE's mission is to identify the best solutions to specific, actionable challenges through open innovation. To build and convene a community of leaders and change-makers committed to partnering together to pilot and implement these solutions.
MealFlour was welcomed into the MIT SOLVE community in September 2017.
2017 Classy Awards
In 2017, MealFlour was honored as one of the top 100 most innovative nonprofits and social enterprises.
"The Classy Awards exist to put a spotlight on the most remarkable changemakers of our generation. The Winners & Finalists recognized are addressing the incredibly complex and equally severe problems we face today."
In May 2017, MealFour co-founders were awarded the inaugural Michelle Obama Alumni Community Impact Award from the University of Chicago Community Service Center. The award honors "extraordinary commitment of alumnus who has made a positive community impact in society by addressing a systemic social issue in a collaborative manner and by effectively leveraging community assets".
College New Venture Challenge
The UChicago College New Venture Challenge honored MealFlour as a finalist and awarded us $5,000 in seed funding for our first pilot in Guatemala.
MealFlour presents to 13 judges in the final round of the UChicago College New Venture Challenge.
Bay Area Global Health Innovation Challenge
MealFlour won 1st prize in the 2016 Bay Area Global Health Challenge. Competing against more than 80 international applicant teams, we won $10,000 in seed capital from the organization, HealthRoots. The prize also included mentorship from Bay Area advisors in the academic, business and nonprofit communities.
Judges ask co-founders Joyce Lu and Elizabeth Frank questions in the final round of the challenge.
The Resolution Project
In April, 2016, MealFlour team attended the Clinton Global Initiative University where we met students from the around the world all working to improve their communities. We were honored to be named Resolution Fellows, joining a community of mentors, support, and fellow social entrepeneurs.
MealFlour at the 2016 Clinton Global Initiative University
Hult Boston Regionals
MealFlour was selected from over 25,000 applications to participate in the Hult Regional round in Boston. The 2016 Hult Prize awards $1 Million dollar to a social enterprise to double the income of 10 Million people by 2020. Although we did not advance to the finals, MealFlour was honored to be selected to participate in the regional round and to talk to students working for social change around the world.