Saturday, January 19, 2008

January 18 X PRIZE Foundation Newsletter

I just got the latest email newsletter from the X PRIZE Foundation. You can sign up for this service at their main home page. I've posted about most of the news there already, so I won't repeat it all. Here's one new, from my point of view, news item:

Dr. Bard Geesaman has joined the Foundation as the Executive Director of Life Sciences. Geesaman is an MD, venture capitalist and entrepreneur who has experience in many areas of the medical industry. In his new role, Geesaman will be responsible for developing, funding and running new prizes in the area of Life Sciences, which will include any cancer, healthcare and genomics prizes.

Not only does this give you an idea of their management, but it also shows what types of prizes they want to offer in the future. Here's some background information on Dr. Geesaman.