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