In conversation with Charles River Ventures' George Zachary, Peter Diamandis, founder of the X PRIZE, describes how prizes for great, global, revolutionary achievement are a new form of philanthropy. He funds the X PRIZE with both private gifts and corporate funds, and outlines how prizes can be an efficient investment in new technologies with tremendous returns.
One of the world's leading universities, Stanford was founded in 1885 in what is now Stanford, California. It is comprised of seven schools, four of which are devoted exclusively to graduate education. Stanford's most renowned programs include the Graduate School of Business, Law School, School of Engineering, and School of Medicine. Notable alumni include author John Steinbeck, Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist, and Google founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page.