1,400 submissions came in from over 46 countries of origin across the world in anticipation of winning $65,000 in seed funding offered by these two Spotlight challenges. Our judges have selected 110 promising projects to advance as semi-finalists.
During this round, teams will work closely with Dell volunteer mentors through workshops over Skype and Google Hangouts to improve and build their projects.
More about our semi-finalists…
Imagine working to curb female feticide and restore gender equality in India by developing software that blurs the genitalia of a fetus during live ultrasounds. This is an everyday reality for team Ultrasafe Ultrasound from the U.S. and a previous DSIC 2013 semi-finalist. A fellow competitor in Dell Empowering Women Challenge, team miPromotoras from the U.K., empowers women to break traditional molds of healthcare service through training and consultation for diarrheal disease treatment and oral rehydration therapy in rural Guatemala.
With their sights on the Dell Education Challenge final round, team Immersed Games is creating an educational social online game to engage and excite students from low socioeconomic backgrounds with quality education and enrichment; such as modules on financial literacy and entrepreneurship. Also in the running for Dell Education Challenge is the Kenya Community Childcare Initiative, which empowers families through community-driven childcare centers, as well as providing vulnerable children living in Nairobi’s slums with essential health, nutrition, and education services.