$3M BreakThrough Prize
Fast Company reports Silicon Valley’s luminaries including Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, Google Founder Sergey Brin and Venture Capitalist Yuri Milner are funding a new medical research prize. Here is how Fast Company described the new Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize:
Three of Silicon Valley’s most high-profile entrepreneurs are launching a new Foundation with designs on the Nobel Prizes. The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation is to reward life-saving research with 11 annual awards, each with an individual reward of $3 million. Google’s Sergey Brin and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg have teamed up with technology investor Yuri Milner, whose eponymous awards were set up last year to award breakthroughs in fundamental physics, to reward medical breakthroughs. “Young people will hopefully get the message that not only the careers in sports or entertainment can get a public recognition,” Milner said.
FastCompany.com February 20 Mark Zuckerberg, Sergey Brin, Your Milner Create $33 Million Breakthrough Prize
It is not clear from the post, but there are others involved in the nonprofit foundation, learn more at BreakthroughPrizeInLifeSciences.org
Atlantic BT welcomes the advocacy of such powerful Silicon Valley entrepreneurs. We admire and respect the intelligence,creativity and impact these entrepreneurs bring to an important challenge. Atlantic BT is in too. We are working with WTE.net and five leading cancer research centers to create Cure Cancer Starter, a crowdfunding platform for cancer research. We also see a larger movement, a #TechCuresCancer movement.
Five leading cancer research centers are part of Cure Cancer Stater’s pilot program:
- The Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC
- The Duke Cancer Institute in Durham, NC
- The Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY
- The Cabone Cancer Center at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, WI
- The City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
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Thanks to the army of people helping make this dream come true. Marty