Wednesday, November 18, 2015
On May 19, Deloitte University announced the winners for their Right Step Innovation Prize –Reasoning Mind. According to vice chairman of US Life Sciences & Health Care and Corporate Citizenship Education champion, Deloitte LLP, Bill Copeland, “Research shows that mathematics instruction in the US requires a comprehensive approach to be successful. And, we know that math learning is a key indicator to future student success and achievement.” Reasoning Mind is an organization that is dedicated to that exact cause - providing children with the best math education. With Skild’s online contest management work, Deloitte was able to properly judge the contestants and help push the pathway for math learning. Dynamic learning John Levis, the Global Chief Innovation Officer of Deloitte expressed how outstanding Reasoning Mind was: “Deloitte’s judges were impressed by Reasoning Mind’s dynamic online learning system which adjusts moment-to-moment to respond to student’s ongoing performan
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Hackathons, competitions, and contests are all great ways to find the next start up company. With the help of 43North, 11 teams are getting the opportunity to make their startup a reality. But unlike the short time period of a hackathon, 43North has given each team a year to build on their plans. In October of 2014, 43North chose the finalists after pitching their ideas. Now after a year of work, they have the opportunity to win $1 million. One final judging round On October 29th, the 11 finalists will come back to Shea’s Performing Arts Center and present their ideas in front of prestigious judges. The only difference is – this time they will be walking away with more money than before. The event will be a quick paced competition full of innovative ideas shared with like-minded teams. The judges will determine who receives $250,000, $500,000, and the winning prize of $1 million.
Monday, November 16, 2015
When it comes to fires in the home – they are at the top of the list for disaster threats in America. Not even Earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados combined have the same high mortality rate as home fires do. In most cases, a home fire is preventable - so how can we prevent them from occurring and taking lives? Founder and CEO of Project Paradigm, Jeff Richardson, strongly believes that the youth of our generation can make a difference. There are 2.3 billion young adults on the planet according to the 2015 census and that means there are more than enough young minds with fresh ideas that can participate. Richardson wanted to design an event that would challenge the younger population and help them realize the importance they have on the world and major social issues. What better way then through a contest that has extreme potential to prevent injuries and fatalities from home fires?
Sunday, November 15, 2015
EVERIX stands out from other companies in their field because they have found a way to bypass what others are limited by technologically. Upon winning, founder and CEO of EVERIX, E. Hooman Banaei stated, “Winning this serious cash prize could enable us to achieve some of our key business milestones at a faster pace, but even more valuable to us were the comments and feedback from the Cade Museum’s seasoned panel of judges. The judges were among the best, a great mix of business leaders and technologists. Winning this tight competition gave us the confidence that our company is on track with a game-changing technology.”
Saturday, November 14, 2015
There are tens of thousands of different marine species that inhabit these diverse ecosystems of coral reefs and we need them to stick around. Unfortunately, these amazing systems are taking a dive for the worse because coral reefs are being threatened by human factors such as pollution and global warming. CappSci is well aware of the problem that we are all going to face if this continues. The CappSci Inventors Program is taking a step to make not only our oceans better, but also the World through Skild’s competition platform. Time for an intervention Right now, most funding directed towards helping coral reefs goes to monitoring them opposed to actually doing something physically to help them. With Skild’s competition software, there are plans of more intervention with coral reefs than is presently happening.
Thursday, November 12, 2015
If you thought that young people only wanted to make apps that photograph their eclectic food tastes – you couldn’t be more wrong. Since the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge took place through Skild’s contest platform, the winner has been successfully improving the lives of adults with Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. The point of the Stanford Center Longevity Design challenge through it’s contest management system was to encourage students to help older adults with mobility issues to live their day-to-day lives with comfort and ease. Shao Yao, winner of the 2014 Stanford Center Longevity Design Challenge, did just that with something as simple as tableware.