Have you got a million dollar idea to change the world? Verizon tech idea comp launches

Major American telco Verizon is offering millions for innovative startup ideas as part of their annual Powerful Answers Awards.


The winner of each category will receive US$1 million, and two runners up with receive US$250,000. Startups can apply from any country.


This year, there are four categories, each with focus areas: education, healthcare, sustainability and transportation.


Focus areas include gamification of education, personalisation in medical, energy efficiency in sustainability and smart driving in transportation.


Previous winners include an app to turn photos into educational games and book for kids Tiny Tap; vision problem disagnostic device and smartphone app SmartVision and investment platform for energy projects Mosais.


Ideas need to be entered by June 30. There will be semi-final rounds from July to August, and a final in October.


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