Designing Solutions 2017 Winners Announced

Last week, on May 4, we announced the winners of this year’s Designing Solutions for Poverty Competition. First Place winner, Esqalate, received a grant of $10,000, and runners-up Loy Loy and Pure Game each received $5,000 grants.

Over the next year, we’ll be providing mentorship and financial support to the winning teams to help them reach their next milestones in becoming sustainable social enterprises.

If you would like to invest in the Designing Solutions program, please visit our sponsorship page.

Learn more about the competition and follow the teams’ progress here.


Media coverage of the Competition:

  • OC Register: Irvine-based nonprofit wins UCI pitch competition aimed at tackling poverty
  • LA Times/The Daily Pilot: 2 nonprofits and a game won UCI grants to try to help people in poverty