XPRIZE Foundation

XPRIZE Foundation

XPRIZE Foundation is an artificial intelligence company that manages public competitions for technological developments

XPRIZE Foundation operates in industries of public education and innovation management in order to encourage new developments. The company was founded by Peter Diamandis in 1995, in Culver City, California, United States.

The company has overseen and operated seventeen competitions in the interests of such topics as space, oceans, learning, health, energy, environments, transportation, safety, and robotics. XPRIZE has awarded over $140 million in prizes since launching, and awarded their denominations to industry-changing technologies. The first prize the company awarded was given at the value of $10 million.

XPRIZE holds their competitions and awards projects to meet their mission of articulating a vision of a positive future, establish and incentivize competition in markets, and to accelerate breakthroughs.

COVID-19

In response to the pandemic outbreak of COVID-19, the XPRIZE Foundation has launched a $1 million challenge to make a new form of personal protective equipment, namely a face mask, in order to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The challenge is so-named the Next-Gen Mask Challenge, and is meant to help make wearing a mask more comfortable, functional, accessible, and fashionable.

Timeline

People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Adam Grossman

Employee

Amir Banifatemi

Founder

Brent Kocher

Employee

Carolyn Guimbarda

Employee

Cathleen Lewis

Employee

Christian Gammill

Advisor

Devin Krotman

Employee

Francis Beland

Employee

Gil Elbaz

Board member

Haley Jackson

Employee

John Gedmark

Employee

Kacy Qua

Employee

Keith Powers

Employee

Kristi Schneider

Employee

Lane Soelberg

Employee

Laura Segura Mueller

Employee

Marcy Lebovitz

Employee

Mark Krynsky

Employee

Meghan Murphy

Employee

Mike Fabio

Employee

Pierre-Damien Vaujour

Employee

Pragnya Alekal

Employee

Ryan Wilson

Employee

Sarah (Becky) Ramsey

Employee

Scott Ellison

Employee

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Further reading

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Author
Link
Type
Date

About | XPRIZE

Web

Challenges | XPRIZE

Web

XPRIZE - Crunchbase Company Profile & Funding

Web

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Companies

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CEO
Location
Products/Services

XPRIZE Foundation

Culver City, California, United States

Technological Innovation Competitions

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