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Building the Future of Civilization: How to overcome global challenges with incentive-powered innovation

Join our conversation with XPRIZE Founder, Dr. Peter Diamandis, and SaaS entrepreneur, Christian Cotichini, pioneers of the incentive finance model of global problem solving. With the power of the crowd, organizations now have a launchpad for seeding innovation, like space travel and medical breakthroughs. HeroX, the pair’s two-year-old venture, is an online platform that enables anyone, anywhere, to launch an incentive prize challenge to bring breakthroughs to their communities, companies, or the other side of the world. As active investors in innovation finance, including HeroX, we’re excited to have hosted this conversation with industry leaders Peter and Christian. This webinar: Explored the marketplace for incentive competitions powering top innovations Learned from examples of live campaigns by companies and organizations seeking solutions to global problems Found out how you can participate in growing the innovation finance industry ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::: To stay updated on future events and the best news from the Startup Nation, sign up for our newsletter, email us, and follow us on social media. To contact Liz Cohen, follow her on Linkedin / Twitter To contact Peter Diamandis, follow him on Linkedin / Twitter To contact Christian Cotichini, follow him...

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Democratizing Innovation: The movement of problem solvers, misfit thinkers, & crazy dreamers

This guest post was written by Christian Cotichini, co-founder and CEO of HeroX, the world’s problem solver community. Christian has over 20 years of experience leading startup and high growth technology companies; he is an active angel investor and mentors startup entrepreneurs. Here we are, about two years into the HeroX experiment: what happens when we unleash the power of incentive challenges to everyone, anywhere, in the whole world? So far, I couldn’t be happier. I co-founded HeroX together with Peter Diamandis and Emily Fowler from the XPRIZE Foundation. Peter, of course, needs little introduction. Inspired by the original Orteig Prize, which took Charles Lindbergh across the Atlantic Ocean in 1927, Peter created the Ansari XPRIZE, a $10 million prize awarded to the first private reusable spacecraft to reach an altitude of 100 km, twice within two weeks. The prize was won in October 2004 by Scaled Composites, and the technology was licensed to create Virgin Galactic. Within the next few years, the general public will be able to get their astronaut wings. From this revolutionary beginning, the XPRIZE...

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Join us (online) to learn about overcoming global challenges with incentive prize-powered innovation

Trans-Atlantic flight. Food preservation. Medicine. Join our conversation with XPRIZE Founder, Dr. Peter Diamandis, and SaaS entrepreneur, Christian Cotichini, who pioneered the incentive finance model of global problem solving. With the power of the crowd, organizations now have a launchpad for seeding innovation, like space travel and medical breakthroughs. HeroX, the pair’s two-year-old venture, is an online platform that enables anyone, anywhere, to launch an incentive prize challenge to bring breakthroughs to their communities, companies, or the other side of the world. Building the Future of Civilization How to overcome global challenges with incentive prize-powered innovation Monday, July 13th (10:30 PM Israel / 3:30 PM NYC / 12:30 PM San Francisco) Join us to: Explore the marketplace for incentive competitions powering top innovations Learn from examples of live campaigns by companies and organizations seeking solutions to global problems Find out how you can participate in growing the innovation finance industry >> Reserve your seat on the webinar Looking forward to your participation on the webinar, Zack Miller and OurCrowd’s Investor Education Team ** This webinar is part of OurCrowd’s...

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