We believe that small bets and a growth mindset lead to breakthrough discoveries. Each year we award $20,000 grand prizes to young innovators in California with novel solutions to community challenges. We’re looking for creative leaders who are early in their journey, and have not received major recognition or substantial outside investment.
We’re pleased to announce our 2016 Westly Prize winners: Andrew Logan: A Novel Treatment for Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Anh-Thu Ho: Ladon Language Project, Emmanuel Escamilla: CodeX, Mingming Jiang: Releaf, Roi Matalon: SLAM!, and Samuel Sinyangwe: Campaign Zero. Learn more about them and our Honorable Mention recipients here.
If you would like to be considered for the 2017 Prize, please check back in April 2017. Applications will be due in October 2017, with Demo Day and selection in January 2018.
Our thanks to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, which supported expansion of our Prize program in 2016.