Last night at the annual Robin Hood Foundation gala dinner, its billionaire co-founder Paul Tudor Jones II announced a partnership with the X Prize Foundation to establish new challenges to help eradicate poverty in New York.
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The total raised last night was $57.4 million, including $13 million pledged on electronic devices to Robin Hood and $19 million pledged on the same devices to a new initiative with the X Prize Foundation, which will offer prizes to find solutions to...
In the end, public votes crowned Capra the winner for his four-minute video compilation of time-lapse scenes he shot during a 17-day trip around Iceland.
A well-crafted competition can spawn entire industries, such as how the Ansari X Prize gave birth to the current race between Virgin Galactic and Space X for dominance of the commercial space travel industry.
What we’re about at the X Prize is creating these revolutions, if you will. One is a revolution in philanthropy. What we like to call ‘radical philanthropy’ — where you’re going to get this exponential return on your investment.
This weekend, at the X Prize Foundation’s Visioneering Conference, Wendy Schmidt, President of the Schmidt Family Foundation and spouse of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, announced her intent to sponsor a prize to address the issue.
A Playa Vista non-profit is trying to determine the secrets of a long life. If you’re a centenarian, or know one, they want to hear from you. The X Prize Foundation says their mission is simple — benefit humanity. Philanthropists and companies donate...
Peter Diamandis wants help. The man whose X Prizes have spurred breakthrough ideas in areas such as space travel and oil-spill cleanup aims to launch a similar initiative to help fix the U.S. educational system.
One of my favorite talks featured X PRIZE founder Peter Diamandis speaking about how exponentially emerging technologies can be leveraged to solve humanity's grand challenges. The talk was based on the research for his new book Abundance, where he...
“I thought, ‘Wow! What if I could create a competition, a prize that would open up space so that I could get a chance to go and bring my friends with me?’” said Peter Diamandis.