Both Base 11 and Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity (The Boulé) are excited to announce the following challenge winners that will share in the $10,000 of the Parity Project Innovation Challenge 2023. The winners are:


College/University Category

1st place - $1,750 + Grand Prize Showcase Invitation

  • Odibo Uses AI to Train and Pay Black People - by Oyelekan Ajiboye
  • Odibo is an AI-based solution to end unemployment among Black People by teaching them technical skills and paying them in the process.

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

  • Application Bias Eraser - by Destiny Harris
  • I am proposing an app that removes the conscious and unconscious bias that comes with applying for a job.

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

  • The Comeback - by Iman Jervey
  • It is known that the African American Community has struggled to take care of their health. Portable Telehealth Services can change that.

3rd place - $500

  • The MEGA: A Portable, Affordable PV-EV Carport - By Antonia Ginsberg-Klemmt's team
  • A powerful, affordable solution for renters and owners, the solar EV charging carport MEGA is a "Mobile Electricity Generating Appliance."

4th place - $500

  • EmissionEquity: Data Driven Change - by Quintarius Bell
  • This is a social enterprise leveraging geospatial emissions and hyperspectral imaging data to address and promote environmental justice.


Early Career Adults and Entrepreneurs Category

1st place - $1,750 + Grand Prize Showcase Invitation

  • A Blockchain-based business line of credit - by Garrett Ransom
  • My organization, Thurman, helps SMBs deal with short-term financing issues by providing a community-governed and blockchain-based line of credit.

2nd place - $1,000

  • SOLO - by Jenelle Elise King
  • A robotic device that tracks and paces fitness activity for improving the overall health of the Black community.

We would also like to recognize the following honorable mentions. While these teams will not be advancing to the next stage, we would like to commend them for their submissions:



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.


Congratulations once again to our winners!


(Note, the addition of more prize winners in the College/University category and absence of winners from the other categories is due to the number of eligible submissions in those other categories. Base 11 is excited to invite more competitors to attend the Grand Prize Showcase as a result of this unique situation.)