Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Verizon Powerful Answers

"Powerful Answers" contest was launched last January 2013. It was created by McGarryBowen. Verizon offered $10 million in prizes to persons who can find the solutions to "the world's biggest challenges" by making use of Verizon's cloud, broadband, and wireless networks.

The winners of the contest were announced at the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas by Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam.

Here are the 15 winners:

Education: BridgingApps, WebTeam Corporation, TinyTap (Israel), WomenLEAD, Zapatilism
- BridgingApps the winner in the Verizon Powerful Answers Award for Education won $700,000.

Healthcare: Factor 14, Freenome, Portable Vision Examination, Solar Ear, Seratis

Sustainability: Bandwagon, Good360, Mosaic (Oakland, California), Semios, Smartster

Verizon said that there are more than 1,300 entries, the Powerful Answers Award winners were announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The company said the winners were selected by panels of judges with significant expertise in each of the three focus areas healthcare, education and sustainability.

The 15 winning ideas range from solutions to help manage donations in the aftermath of natural disasters, to a solution that allows healthcare providers to use smartphones to track and manage patient care, to a business simulation app designed to help students with financial literacy.

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