Base 11 and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boulé) are excited to announce the following challenge winners of the 2024 Parity Project Innovation Challenge. The winners are:


College/University Category

(Tie) 1st place - $2,000 + Grand Prize Showcase Invitation

  • BondedDollas - by Nagea Kirkley
  • An application that socially engineers the Black American masses to spend money and volunteer time with Black formal organizations.

(Tie) 1st place - $2,000 + Grand Prize Showcase Invitation

  • Probono but not for free - by Quavoris Wellington
  • A marketplace that connects small businesses owners who happen to be minority/ POC to business students and professionals.

2nd place - $1,000

  • The Digital Divide - by Precious Johnson
  • Provide free high speed internet to underserved areas such as black communities. Also, create an app that allows users to have internet.

High School Category

1st place - $2,000 + Grand Prize Showcase Invitation

  • Salt to Fresh: A Water Desalination Device - by Stephany Gutierrez
  • A theoretical desalinator utilizing modern tech offers the possibility of fresh, drinkable water for the Black community and those in need.

In addition to the increased cash prizes offered to our challenge winners, the remaining funds from the overall prize purse will be directed towards off-setting the cost for all showcase attendees to participate in exciting professional opportunities offered by Sigma Pi Phi at the Grand Boulé conference. 

The challenge winners should keep an eye on their inboxes for information from HeroX and Base 11 about their prize payouts, further opportunities to engage, and about the Grand Prize Showcase. Showcase invitees from the 2023 PPIC can also expect an email in their inboxes in the near future.

Congratulations once again to our winners!


(Please note: the distribution of the Judge’s Choice prize to the grand prize winners and the absence of prize winners from the High School and Early Career Adult categories is due to the low number of eligible submissions in those categories. The Challenge Sponsors would still like to extend their thanks to all of the challenge competitors and to encourage them to keep turning their ideas into a reality!)