We believe that small bets and a growth mindset lead to breakthrough discoveries. If you’ve built something that could make the world a better place, we want to know about it. Each year we award $20,000 prizes to young innovators in California with novel solutions to community problems. We’re looking for leaders who are early in their journey, and have not received major recognition or substantial outside investment. Whether you’re an entrepreneur working out of a garage or intrapreneur in a big organization, take a few minutes and share your innovative solution with us. The application for the 2016 Westly Prize is now open. Deadline: September 15, 2016, with priority review for applications submitted by July 1.