The XPRIZE Visioneers 2017 - United States Summit

Are you an industry disruptor? A social advocate? A garage tinkerer? Design an XPRIZE competition and drive a world-changing breakthrough. Read Overview...
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Who are the XPRIZE® Visioneers?

XPRIZE is an innovation engine, a facilitator of exponential change, a catalyst for the benefit of humanity. Our incentivized prize competitions have launched the new space industry, resulted in an exponential increase in efficiencies to clean up devastating oil spills, and helped open up a new generation of super fuel-efficient vehicles. The XPRIZE Visioneers challenge invites YOU to see if you have what it takes to become a Visioneer, and delve into the Grand Challenges that face our world.

The Visioneers of 2017 will form teams to tackle different Grand Challenges. Their objective? Help the world's top innovators deliver some of the most "impossible" breakthroughs. It's a tough job, indeed, but the rewards are enormous. Visioneers will be the driving force behind the next generation of prizes to help push humanity forward. And you were saying you wanted to do something meaningful? This is it.


Signs You Might Be Visioneer Material

  • You're compelled to make the world a better place. Duh.
  • You’re audacious -- some might call you obsessed -- with finding your path to making real impact.
  • You're an information junkie: constantly consuming the latest news and technology to help bring about the breakthroughs our world needs.
  • You connect the dots: not satisfied with simply comprehending the problem, you tend to see problems as unfilled opportunities. Always stumbling upon the subtle links between seemingly disparate subjects or situations, you can't resist dreaming up potential solutions.


The Challenge

We are seeking industry disruptors, social advocates, tinkerers, innovators and empathetic leaders who are excited to get their hands dirty in a problem, participate in deep research, talk to experts and inventors, and then talk to them again. You must be eager to debate, learn, analyze, create, and work closely with other team members. You understand how to set audacious goals and possess the vision of a breakthrough for a currently unsolved problem.

Imagine being partnered with a team and tools to lend your vision and skills to the art of designing an XPRIZE competition -- that's exactly what we're doing for next class of Visioneers.


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May 29, 2017, 4:20 a.m. PDT
You are here
March 22, 2017, 4:37 p.m. PDT
Winners Announced
March 22, 2017, 7:01 a.m. PDT
For the second year in a row, XPRIZE teamed up with HeroX to identify the next Visioneers. As the selection process comes to an end, we present you a group of worldly-minded people from a wide range of backgrounds that share one thing in common: a de ... Read More
March 15, 2017, 8:59 p.m. PDT
Submission Deadline
Submit Early. Submissions will be evaluated and winners will be announced on a rolling basis.
March 15, 2017, 5:28 p.m. PDT
Another Set of Visioneers Appear! Congratulations to the following individuals for being real stand-out applicants. They're now the newest additions to the Visioneers class of '17 (and that's a pretty cool title to have, if we do say so ourselves.) ... Read More
March 15, 2017, 7:59 a.m. PDT
It's Wednesday, March 15th! You know what that means? Today is the last day to apply for the XPRIZE Visioneers 2017 - United States Summit.   More specifically, 11:59 p.m. EDT today is the cutoff time for completing your entry. Don't put it off! Th ... Read More
March 13, 2017, 3:47 p.m. PDT
^Don't be like that. Don't wait until the last minute to submit!  You know, it's the early bird that gets the worm -- not the last-minute bird!    ...Was that too many animal metaphors? Yeah, you're probably right. Truth is, the XPRIZE Visionee ... Read More
March 9, 2017, 9 a.m. PST
Not every crowdsourcing project is a Grand Challenge of global proportions. In fact, many of the best examples of harnessing the crowd were cut-and-dry, for-profit ventures. That being said, there still very valuable lessons embedded in these exper ... Read More
Feb. 28, 2017, 11 a.m. PST
First Visioneer of 2017 Announced A big congratulations is in order for Christopher Bush, the first selected Visioneer of 2017. Rest assured, Chris won’t be the last! We’re evaluating applicants on a rolling basis, so make sure you get yours in as ... Read More
Feb. 25, 2017, 3:09 p.m. PST
That's right folks, you only have three days left to apply for the gig of a lifetime. The deadline is February 28th at 11:59pm EST. Remember, XPRIZE is evaluating entries on a rolling basis, so submit early!
Feb. 20, 2017, midnight PST
The XPRIZE, that global incentive prize hub that sparked the commercial space industry, isn't just focused on rocket ships (although they do love rocket ship -- and all things space, actually.) The XPRIZE vision is far greater than that. Theirs is ... Read More
Feb. 17, 2017, 3:43 p.m. PST
  Check out the recording from yesterday's webinar. It's chock full of valuable insights to make your application stand out, what XPRIZE is looking for in a Visioneer and the lifechanging opportunity at your finger tips. Don't forget to submit ea ... Read More
Feb. 16, 2017, 9:09 a.m. PST
Join us for a panel discussion on the XPRIZE Visioneers at 10am PST TODAY (Feb 16). Consider this your final reminder! Register here: http://bit.ly/2lN1yNP   Ask YOUR questions LIVE.   Meet the Panel Beau Frank, XPRIZE Beau Frank joins XPRIZE w ... Read More
Feb. 14, 2017, 1:37 p.m. PST
Join us this Thursday February 16th at 10am PST for a live Q & A discussion with the people behind the XPRIZE Visioneers. Register here: http://bit.ly/2lN1yNP   This is your opportunity to ask the XPRIZE team as well as previous Visioneers your ... Read More
Feb. 10, 2017, 5:32 p.m. PST
You all are killing it. If you hadn't noticed, there's already 107 of you, and the challenge has only been live for 10 days. Further, there have already been four submissions! Now, that may seem like warp-speed, but it's important to keep in mind - ... Read More
Feb. 7, 2017, 8 a.m. PST
It’s not just a good idea - it’s an XPRIZE competition. Sizzle is the undeniable sweet spot where your prize idea has instant, near-universal resonance. The Prize Concept provides a template for you to cook up your prize idea into something amazing. ... Read More
Feb. 3, 2017, 3:36 p.m. PST
Welcome, future Visioneers! This is the first of a series of updates you'll be receiving right from the challenge page itself. All past updates will live on this page, so don't worry if you miss one or two. These short messages will keep you in the ... Read More
Feb. 1, 2017, 5:59 a.m. PST