Economic Mobility

[VIDEO] Future Of Work Grand Challenge Launch

August 10, 2020

In June, we had the great honor to stand with a group of extraordinary partners and visionary thinkers to launch the $6 million Future of Work Grand Challenge, powered by XPRIZE and MIT Solve.

This challenge is one of the most ambitious, equity-focused initiatives we have ever launched to support the work of social entrepreneurs. Our aim is to help catalyze their critical work to rapidly reskill 25,000 displaced workers into higher-wage jobs in the next 24 months; equip influential workforce boards with stronger tools to support displaced workers in the next six months; and achieve broader systemic change to help prepare 12 million Americans from underinvested communities for workforce success by 2025. In the process, we aim to drive resources and support to at least 40% Black, Indigenous, and Latino/a/x innovators and entrepreneurs.

Above you will find the full Future of Work Grand Challenge launch video, featuring the following segments:

    0:00 – 15:00 Announcement of the Grand Challenge Prize | Alex Amouyel, Executive Director, MIT Solve; Anousheh Ansari, CEO, XPRIZE Foundation; and Dr. Angela Jackson, Partner, New Profit

    15:00 – 51:00 Panel: Rebuilding An Economy That Works For Everyone | Ali Velshi, Host of “Velshi,” MSNBC; Baron Davis, Former NBA All-Star and Investor; Bill Hansen, CEO & President, Strada Education Network; Kathleen McLaughlin, President,; and Dalila Wilson-Scott, President, Comcast Foundation

    51:00 – 1:25:00 Fireside Chat: How can investors change their mindsets to help build a more equitable economy? | Deborah Quazzo, Managing Partner, GSV Ventures; Troy Carter, Founder and CEO, Q&A; Lo Toney, Managing Partner, Plexo Capital

Click here to learn more about the Future of Work Grand Challenge and apply!