The X Prize Foundation
Naveen Jain is a member of the Vision Circle of the X Prize Foundation, a Champion of Innovation, and
co-Chair of the X Prize Education & Global Development Advisory Group. The X Prize Foundation an educational
nonprofit institute widely recognized as a leader in fostering innovation through competition.
To date, the Foundation has launched the $10 million Ansari X Prize for suborbital spaceflight; the $10
million Archon X Prize for Genomics; the $30 million Google Lunar X Prize and the $10 million Progressive
Insurance Automotive X Prize.
As co-Chair of the Education and Development group, Mr. Jain’s vision is to create new competitions
structured around sustainable entrepreneurial solutions to global poverty. The goal will be to find methods
that catalyze profit-generating firms both in terms of financial as well as human development metrics to
address the global development challenges in agriculture, capital, education, health, and water. Ultimately
the purpose of such competition is to highlight and support the most scalable enterprises that create wealth
and uplift the largest number of stakeholders from poverty.
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