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!
One of the many perks of winning is that we got to spend last weekend at a ‘winner’s retreat’ surrounded by some amazing entrepreneurs working to make the world a better place. It was an immensely valuable experience and provided us critical new feedback on our work moving forward. We’re already putting what we learned into practice to bring nesterly to life. Stay tuned!