Friday, June 13, 2008

Prize Charity

Charity Prize Fight - Conde Nast - linked by the X PRIZE Foundation news ticker - This article gives an overview of prize philanthropy and business. It features a number of prizes and prize organizations I've mentioned here, like Changemakers, Innocentive, the Virgin Earth Challenge, and the X PRIZEs. There are a couple of items that are news to me:

On the Virgin Earth Challenge: a spokeswoman for Virgin U.S.A. says "hundreds" of entries have been submitted already, but a winner has not yet been chosen

On Progressive Insurance's sponsorship of the Automotive X PRIZE: the company plans to spend millions more on promoting the event, says Progressive's director of special projects, Brian Silva.