The 2024 Digital Equity Challenge is Now Open

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Enter today!

Since 2022, the UMass Lowell Innovation Hub Haverhill has partnered with the Essex County Community Foundation to annually present the Digital Equity Challenge. To date, we helped to fund an internet connectivity program in Haverhill, a digital literacy program for seniors in Lynn, a county-wide device refurbishment program, and an online literacy program for preschoolers and their families.

The 2024 Digital Equity Challenge is now open!

Apply for the Digital Equity Challenge

Individuals, students and organizations are invited to apply to the challenge to win seed funding to launch or grow a digital equity solution.

We are seeking community-based, entrepreneurial solutions that address Digital Equity in Essex County, Mass.

If you have a project, business or non-profit solution around these target areas, we encourage you to enter the 2024 Digital Equity Challenge:

  • Increasing Digital Literacy
  • Access to Devices and Technology
  • Elevating Racial Equity in Digital Resources and Opportunities

Use the links below to submit your application and see full Challenge info by clicking on the menu options.

The 2024 Digital Equity Challenge will be held May 2 at the Innovation Hub Haverhill, 2 Merrimack Street, 3rd Floor, Haverhill, Mass.

The 2023 Digital Equity Challenge awarded $10,000 in cash prizes to four teams. The full 2023 Digital Equity Challenge event video can be viewed on the Haverhill Community TV website.

The Digital Equity Challenge is presented by:

  • Innovation Hub logo
  • Essex County Community Foundation logo
    Presenting Sponsor
  • UML Rist DifferenceMaker Institute logo
  • Pentucket Bank logo
    Supporting Sponsor
  • EforAll EpardaTodos Merrimack Valley logo