Earlier this year, 30 teams of young adults and teens came together at the T-Mobile headquarters in Bellevue, WA to participate in the Desafío Changemaker – a two-day lab intensive co-sponsored by Ashoka focused on bringing together ideas from youth around the country. In the end, six teams were picked by T-Mobile's CEO, John Legere as the best-of-the-best, who then returned to Bellevue for the chance to get hands on mentorship and advice from T-Mobile leaders.
Here, the top six teams share more about how they’re breaking the mold, embracing their entrepreneurial spirit, and how the Changemaker Challenge program is helping them move their ideas forward.
Meet the team: Dios del Sol
A Puerto Rican upstart is looking to help churches finance, transition to and ultimately manage solar microgrids to serve local communities in times of crisis.