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 finalists: Andrew Logan: A Novel Treatment to Hypoxic-Ischemic Encephalopathy, Anh-Thu Ho: Ladon Language Project, Emmanuel Escamilla: CodeX, Hilary Braseth: Ozé, an initiative of Dare to Innovate, Marc Robert Wong: TeenTech SF, Michael Xia: Answer.ky, Mingming Jiang: Releaf, Roi Matalon: SLAM!, Samuel Sinyangwe: Campaign Zero, Shannon Walker: EV Match, Tyler Van Herweg: Wakabi Boda Solutions, and Ugwem Eneyo: Solstice eBox. Watch for the announcement of our six grand prize winners after our November 5 Demo Day!
If you would like to be considered for the 2017 Prize, please check back in March 2017.
Our thanks to the David & Lucile Packard Foundation, which is supporting expansion of our prize program this year.