Solve was born out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in 2015, a natural offshoot of MIT’s commitment to open technological innovation, and its long commitment to actionable thought leadership in the public sphere.

Atlassian Foundation International has pledged up to US$1 million in grant funding through MIT SOLVE's Youth, Skills, and the Workforce of the Future Challenge to non-government organizations, non-profits, social enterprises, academics, entrepreneurs, and for-profit organizations to uncover the world's most scalable education models that prepare disadvantaged youth for the workforce of the future.