Verizon Powerful Answers Award

Verizon have just launched their Powerful Answers Award, its a global challenge to inspire and reward innovative solutions that address society’s biggest challenges in education, healthcare, and sustainability utilizing Verizon’s network, device and platform technologies. A total of $10 million in cash prizes will be awarded.

You don’t need to be a geek that is going to hack some technology together over an weekend, just someone who as an idea that can solve a problem they see in education, healthcare and sustainability.  Technology, to be honest, is the easy part, its solutions that meaningfully impact some of the problems we face everyday in society that is the hard part.  Its not about making money, its about using technology to solve a problem.  So please let you friends, family, schools, social clubs know about this award, its not just for geeks its for everyone.

A total of $10 million in prizes for innovators and companies who propose the most innovative solutions utilizing Verizon’s unique combination of network, device and platform technologies to help reinvent and empower the three core areas of healthcare, education and sustainability. The prize awards in each of the three core areas include the following:

  • 1st place: $1 million
  • 2nd place: $850,000
  • 3rd place: $700,000
  • 4th place: $500,000
  • 5th place: $285,000

Entries must be submitted to by June 30, 2013. Entrants selected to submit full proposals will have until August 15, 2013 to do so. The final phase of the contest will begin on or around October 1, 2013, where the top 10 proposals in each core area will be asked to pitch their idea to a panel of renowned judges. Winners will be announced at the 2014 International CES event in Las Vegas.