As Covid-19 has thrown the global economy into disarray, startups, particularly those with a social bent, have felt its impact uniquely. Any crisis would amplify pre-existing financial or organizational stressors, which puts startups at a disadvantage as they’re often “flying the plane while they build it”. But at Solve, we’ve seen innovators find their ways through this pandemic in unexpected ways, showing resourcefulness and grit—particularly when addressing the most pressing needs of their communities. In a survey of 66 Solver teams—innovators across industries and based all around the world—these key trends stood out.
By Hala Hanna