Let us introduce ourselves...

MindSumo was created out of the Stanford Student Startup Accelerator, StartX, by three friends who wanted to change the way that students and companies worked together.

Today MindSumo has become the leading platform for college students to apply highly sought after creative and problem solving skills by working on problems created by top companies from around the world. Our community represents 250,000 students from over 3,000 universities.

Even better, our corporate partnerships enable us to provide our platform for free to all students and allows us to reward students for their hard work.

Pay for College Expenses
Traditional scholarships are often exclusive and favor great writers or lucky sweepstake winners. Meanwhile, part-time jobs are difficult to balance with class schedules and homework.

We've created a better system where students can earn financial rewards by using their minds to solve problems in their free time. Thanks to sponsorships from our corporate partners, we have paid out nearly $1M to students.
Unilever logo Unilever has paid out over $28,000 to students. Here's one of their challenges: What can St. Ives do to help the world?
Meet miles
Meet Miles
Through his hard work on MindSumo, Miles has earned over $6,500 from his solutions and was able to pay for an entire semester of college. Thanks partly to MindSumo, Miles was able to graduate college with zero debt.
Apply Skills and Get Recognized
Hiring managers consistently rank problem solving, communications, and creative thinking skills as the top skills that they look for in hiring new college grads. MindSumo enables students to apply these skills, and those learned in the classroomk, by solving problems created by real companies.

75% of students apply and hone existing skills through challenges, and nearly 45% report acquiring a new skill which they expect will help them in their career!
Cat logo Caterpillar looked for ideas to boost the sustainability of India's main water source: How can we clean up the Ganges River?
Meet ahd
Meet Ahd
"Challenges make me feel like a CEO of a company who has to figure out how to increase its sales. MindSumo made me use my educational background and helped me learn about issues that companies face."
Make a Difference
Whether it is helping fight discrimination against people with HIV, creating an anti-smoking campaign, or increasing financial literacy, MindSumo partners with several organizations to harness the power of student minds for good.
Cisco logo Cisco hired for internship and full-time roles using this challenge: How would you troubleshoot as a network engineer?
Meet sarah
Meet Sarah B.
Sarah is a student at Tufts, and she fights for social justice and philanthropic causes. Sarah won her first MindSumo challenge with an amazing idea for Panera Bread on how to rethink the bakery to encourage healthier eating. Now that's how you make a difference.
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