US Equity Summit 2023

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About the US Equity Summit

MIT Solve’s mission is to solve world challenges by finding promising community-based solutions to complex problems through open innovation and supporting the change-makers who know their communities best. Solve’s impact is global and includes uplifting equitable innovation in the United States through our Indigenous Communities Fellowship and Black & Brown Innovators in the US Program

Solve’s 2023 US Equity Summit will be held in-person March 23-24 in Tulsa Oklahoma. The summit welcomes the Solve Community, Indigenous community members, and equity leaders from across the country. We intend to cultivate a brave space for thoughtful deliberation and earnest learning to guide meaningful action and partnerships after the event.

As an attendee of the summit, you’ll have the opportunity to engage directly with leaders like our 2022 Indigenous Communities Fellows and Inaugural Cohort of Black and Brown Innovators who are tapping into technology and lived-experiences to support under-resourced and under-estimated communities. We also hope to forge new relationships between individuals and organizations that may create impactful alliances. 

We believe that supporting local under-resourced entrepreneurs is a critical step towards creating more equitable economic opportunities for all. Solve is proud to support BIPOC businesses during our time in Tulsa and we hope you join us for the exciting programming ahead.

The summit will kick off at the Osage, a Native-owned venue, and will proceed with The Real Black Wall Street Tour, led by Chief Egunwale Amusan, a descendant of Tulsa Race Massacre survivors. You can also look forward to a scenic dinner at The Vista at 21.

How to Attend 

Register for the full event

Members of the Solve Community and of our supporter communities can register here using their access code, which was provided in their formal event invitations. If you did not receive your code, please reach out to your Solve relationship manager or for more information.

Request an Invitation

Are you working to support US equity and Indigenous Communities, but not already a part of the MIT Solve community? You can request an invitation to the 2023 US Equity Summit in Tulsa here.

Become a Solve Supporter

Interested in attending the US Summit? Become a Solve Supporter to access all events, establish your organization as a leader in social impact, and support cutting-edge innovation.

About Solve:

Solve is an initiative of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) with a mission to solve world challenges. Solve is a marketplace for social impact innovation designed to support the scalable growth of community-based solutions.

At Solve, we understand that to disrupt institutionalized inequities in the US, we must support the tremendous work of Indigenous, Black, and Brown innovators across the country. Since 2018, Solve has run an Indigenous Fellowship program that has supported 36 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 and in 2022, we revealed our inaugural cohort of Black and Brown Innovators. These Solver cohorts are provided with a program of support that includes seed funding, a comprehensive resource needs assessment, technical/business mentorship, and tailored connections to a network of individuals and organizations that can help them scale their impact.

If you would like to learn more about these innovators, our programs, or future US Equity programming, contact us at

Featured Speakers

Eddye K. Allen


Tré Baker

Managing Director, Techstars

Tyrance Billingsley II

Founder and Executive Director, Black Tech Street

United States

Andrea Delgado-Olson

Associate Director, Community Partnerships, Indigitize Computer Science

United States

Ashley Harris Philippsen

Interim Executive Director , ImpactTulsa

Valarie Blue Bird Jernigan

Director, Center for Indigenous Health Research and Policy

Kian Kamas

Executive Director, PartnerTulsa

Nicholas Lalla

Founder and Managing Director, Tulsa Innovation Labs

Te'Ata Loper

Executive Director, Oklahoma Indian Child Welfare Association (OICWA)

Jennifer Loren

Senior Director, Cherokee Nation Film Office and Original Content

James Riley Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

United States

Ashli Sims

Managing Director, Build in Tulsa

United States

Ben Stewart

Senior Program Officer, George Kaiser Family Foundation

Tiffany R. Warren

Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer, Sony Music Group

Adele Weaver

Managing Partner, Atento Pre-Seed

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