The second annual FuturizeX Student Challenge asked students this Fall to identify a major problem facing Los Angeles and imagine one new and amazing idea or invention to address it. On January 26th, six finalists pitched their tech innovations at our live judging event to our distinguished panel of judges and the audience for a chance to win $4,000, a virtual reality viewer, and a day tour of Google Los Angeles. Thank you to all the Bruins that participated!
We were excited to see all of the innovative ideas you had for shaping the future of Los Angeles. Congratulations Mihir Mathur, Mehdi Roein-Peikar, and Angela Chung! To view photos from the grand finale of the competition, please click here.
From pioneering community organizations like the Goldhirsh Foundation to tech titans like Google to UCLA’s very own Venture Fund, our six finalists will be scored by a distinguished panel of judges transforming the fabric of Los Angeles.
$4,000, a Google Daydream headset, and a day at Google LA campus.
$2,000, a Google Daydream headset, and a day at Google LA campus.
$1,000, a Google Daydream headset, and a day at the Google LA campus.
It’s simple. Just follow the steps below:
Imagine Los Angeles in 20, 30, 50 years. What do you envision? What problems would you make a thing of the past? Your 400 word or less pitch is your chance to propose a technology or invention that could address a major problem facing Los Angeles. All Challenge Submissions will be scored by a panel of FuturizeX judges based on the following:
25% – Originality and impact of idea or technology
20% – Use of S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics)
20% – Delivery and presentation of pitch
20% – Feasibility to be developed by 2050
15% – Live audience vote
The audience at the live judging event will also be able to participate, and vote for the invention or technology they think best addresses a problem facing Los Angeles. Their vote will count for 15% of the total score.
Entries can be submitted starting September 20th, 2016. The deadline for submitting your pitch is November 14, 2016 at 11:59 PM (PDT).
We know you have a ton of great ideas, but unfortunately each contestant can only submit one entry.
Submissions selected as winners of any prior competitions are ineligible (submissions not selected as winners are eligible provided they follow the Official Rules and Guidelines)
Contestants may only use their first names within their submission entry. If the entry is approved and selected as one of the six finalists, the Contestant’s first name and last name initial will be shown along with the entry.
You will be competing against other submissions by UCLA students.
It is very important that each Contestant read and comply with the Official Rules and Guidelines
Once the submission window closes (November 14, 2016), a team of UCLA and XPRIZE staff will review all entries and select six finalists who best meet the judging criteria and all Official Rules and Guidelines. Finalists will be announced November 16, 2016. These six finalists will then prepare to make a live pitch to our distinguished panel of judges in January, 2016. Three winners will be announced at this live judging event.
If you are receiving financial aid, the receipt of your prize may affect your financial aid awards. Please contact Financial Aid and Scholarships at (310)-206-0400 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions.
If you still have questions, please feel free to email: email@example.com