We challenged Bruins to identify a major problem facing the world and imagine one new and amazing idea or invention to solve it. The grand prize? $4,000, a VIP tour of SpaceX, a 3D Printer from 3D Systems, and an 1-hour consultation with StartUp UCLA. After overcoming an extremely competitive pool of entries and a week of public voting, six finalists presented their ideas on February 4th to a distinguished panel of judges at our FuturizeX Student Challenge Awards Night. Watch all six of the finalists’ video below and join us in congratulating our three grand prize winners.
Congratulations Jonathan Massachi, Sohom Paul, and Mitchell Zia on winning the FuturizeX 2016 Student Challenge at UCLA.
Our three grand prize winners were chosen by a combination of judges’ votes and online voting. Learn more about our distinguished judges below.
Chairman/CEO, 20th Century Fox
Co-Chief, Division of Digestive Diseases, UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine
Principal and Senior Scientist, Energy & Environment, XPRIZE
Executive Director, StartUp UCLA & Blackstone Launchpad
Former Vice Chairman & Principal Creative Executive, Walt Disney Imagineering
Jonathan Massachi, Sohom Paul, and Mitchell Zia each won $4,000, a 3D printer from 3D Systems, an 1-hour consultation with StartUp UCLA, and a VIP tour of SpaceX. Pretty sweet, right?