Global Learning XPRIZE has a lofty goal. They want to help 250 million children to learn to read and write, or at least some of them. This is the essence of their pitch:
The Global Learning XPRIZE is a competition to build Open Source software to teach a child to read, write, and perform arithmetic, by themselves, without a teacher. Teams will compete to win a $15 million reward to build this revolutionary technology.
$500,000 is a lot of money to collect, but it’s for a good cause, and it’s a believable team behind the project as well. And best of all, your pledges will be matched, giving even more to the campaign.
There are a lot of nice perks in the Global Learning XPRIZE crowdfunter, such as the signed Tim Ferriss book (running out fast), 3D printed mobile phone cases, and more.
Favorite perk ($150)
FUTURIST EARLY ACCESS package
In addition to all the previous perks • 3D Printed Cell phone case designed by Will.i.am: a custom-designed Global Learning XPRIZE phone case*, complete with kickstand. • (2) early-access copies of the Global Learning XPRIZE software that you can run and explore on your tablet and test and provide feedback on. * Many thanks to 3D Systems for sponsoring this perk. Cases available for Apple iPhone 4, iPhone 5, iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S5, Galaxy Note 3, or Google Nexus 5.