Monday, September 29, 2008

X PRIZE Foundation September 2008 Newsletter

The latest X PRIZE Foundation email newsletter covers their $25,000 "What's Your Crazy Green Idea" YouTube contest and their investigation of a Tuberculosis Detection prize, two items I've posted about before. I haven't posted on the rest of the content, so I'll include it as I got it below. Your best bet is to sign up at the XPF site for the newsletter so you get all of the content, links, pictures, etc ... and you get it when it comes out.

Unleashing It!

The X PRIZE Lab @ MIT has been invited to participate in the
Kauffman Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurship Week. During the week of November 17 - 23, 2008, organizations will conduct a range of activities - from simple speeches to comprehensive competitions - designed to inspire, connect, inform, mentor and engage the next generation of entrepreneurs. The Lab will be spearheading this effort on the MIT campus.

CNBC 5 Part Series on Collaboration

As part of our partnership with BT,
CNBC will be airing a 5-part series on collaboration, which will feature the X PRIZE Foundation in several of the episodes. The show, hosted by Donny Deutsch of The Big Idea, is scheduled to air on October 12. A new episode will air the following four Sundays. Check your local listings for show times.

Board Member Update

Dr. Ray Kurzweil will be a headlining speaker at the 2008
Singularity Summit on October 25 in San Jose, CA. The Summit attracts a unique audience to the Bay Area, with visionaries from business, science, technology, philanthropy, the arts, and more. Participants learn where humanity is headed, meet the people leading the way, and leave inspired to create a better future.