2nd Cohort of RTPark Accelerate VI Featured in Virtual Demo Day

This summer the Research and Technology Park hosted the second cohort of Accelerate VI, an immersive startup accelerator for tech-enabled entrepreneurs in the US Virgin Islands. The program was designed to further the development and growth of early-stage technology ventures in the US Virgin Islands and beyond.

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As the end of the 2nd cohort nears, the community is invited to register and attend a Virtual Demo Day on July 23, 2020.

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Young Innovators 15-24 Invited to compete in XPRIZE $1 Million Next-Gen Mask Challenge to Help Fight COVID-19

Deadline Oct. 22; Rethink and Redesign Surgical-Grade Protective Masks, to Create an Effective and Accessible Solution that Overcomes Common Barriers for Use

NEW YORK, NEW YORK (July 13, 2020) – XPRIZE, a nonprofit organization that uses global competitions to crowdsource solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges, is pleased to announce the launch of their Next-Gen Mask Challenge. The contest is sponsored by Marc Benioff and Jim Cramer, the host of Mad Money on CNBC. The eight-month challenge, which is open to young adults from around the world ages 15 to 24, will invite future innovators to shift cultural perspective around mask-wearing behavior by developing the next generation of surgical-grade consumer face masks. In the end, a grand prize winner plus two additional teams will be selected by a panel of judges and industry experts. The three teams will split a one-million-dollar prize purse and will be connected to rapid manufacturing opportunities in the US to accelerate the production of their reimagined facial masks.

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