Benefactor of the Global Learning XPRIZE
Merkin Family Foundation
Betsy and Dick DeVos are, respectively, chairman and president of the Windquest Group, an enterprise and investment management firm based in Michigan with diversified projects in technology, manufacturing, clean technology, and nonprofit solutions. Betsy is a national leader of school choice education reform. She was a presidential appointee to the board of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and currently serves as a member of a number of local and national boards, including the American Federation for Children, ArtPrize, Kids Hope USA and the Foundation for Excellence in Education. Dick is the former president of Amway Corporation and the NBA’s Orlando Magic. In addition to business roles, he is an active leader in a wide range of initiatives in his local community of West Michigan, including Grand Action Foundation and West Michigan Aviation Academy. Dick and Betsy have been married for over 30 years and have seven children and two granddaughters. The Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation serves as a catalyst for partner organizations that position communities for growth and viability.
Dick & Betsy DeVos Family Foundation
Econet Wireless is a diversified telecommunications group with operations and investments in Africa, Europe, North America, Latin America and the Asia Pacific.
For over 30 years, Tony Robbins’ passion has been helping people break through and take their lives to new levels — no matter how successful they already are — in the areas that matter most: their businesses, personal finance, intimate relationships, families, careers and health.
Tony has received honors from the United Nations, Forbes, Accenture, American Express and Harvard Business School. As a peak performance strategist, Tony has helped over 50 million people from more than 100 countries transform their lives through his live events, books, audio programs, health products and personal coaching. What began as Tony's individual effort to feed families in need has grown into the nonprofit Anthony Robbins Foundation, which provides assistance to underserved youth, low-income families, senior citizens and the homeless. The foundation's International Basket Brigade provides baskets of food and household items for an estimated two million people annually in countries all over the world.
Anthony Robbins Foundation
The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is an agency within the United Nations that is responsible for promoting peace, social justice, human rights and international security through international cooperation on educational, science and cultural programs. For more information, click here.
Partner of the Global Learning XPRIZE
United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization
WFP is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide, delivering food assistance in emergencies and working with communities to improve nutrition and build resilience. Each year, WFP assists some 80 million people in around 80 countries. For more information, click here.
World Food Programme
Curious Learning was founded by literacy and technology experts from MIT, Tufts and Georgia State University to ensure that every child can learn to read, regardless of resources or location. Building on advances in big data, learning theory and the proliferation of Android devices, they can turn any device into a literacy mentor. By providing the infrastructure to measure what apps work, help developers create increasingly more effective content, and dramatically improve child learning through better content and personalization, they have developed an evidence-based approach that helps children teach themselves to read — and master the skills they need to pursue full, rewarding lives. To learn more, click here.
Supporter of the Global Learning XPRIZE
Tim Freccia has graciously provided much of the photography used for the Global Learning XPRIZE website and video content. His work has been featured in VICE Magazine, The New York Times, Business Week, Al Jazeera, BBC, Global Post, Neue Züricher Zeitung, The Age, The National, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, AP, Stern Online, TIME Magazine as well as a variety of other print and broadcast outlets.
Throughout his career he has covered crisis and conflict worldwide often shedding light upon the humanness within turmoil. Tim’s commercial stills and video has also serviced large multinationals organizations and NGOs including Unilever, United Nations, CARE, Human Rights Watch, World Vision and the German umbrella fundraising organization Aktion Deutschland Hilft, in Europe, Asia and Africa.
3BLACKDOT (3BD) is an Influencer-driven Collective, Studio, Production and Marketing company that delivers audience engagement, brand value, and entertainment properties that harnesses the power of Influencer communities around the world. For more information, click here.
Social Point is a world reference in mobile, action, social and strategy gaming, with mega-hits like Dragon City, Monster Legends, the new World Chef and Dragon Land, and an active fan base of more than 50 million players. Social Point’s international team is formed by awesome people who are passionate about social games, creativity and pushing the bar. Since 2017, Social Point has been a fully owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. For more information, click here.
Since launching in 2011, Twitch has evolved its reputation as the world’s leading social video service and community for video game culture to now encompass an array of emerging content surfaced by its users. As a result, 15 million visitors gather daily to interact about video games, music, the creative arts, their lives, and more with over 2 million unique creators who broadcast each month. For more information, click here.