A new platform for running competitions to solve local and global problems, HeroX combines the big money motivation of the XPrize Foundation with the crowdfunding concepts behind places like Kickstarter and Indiegogo.
“We want to seek out the mad geniuses, inspire future tech gurus, and help you find your inner hero,” notes the HeroX site. “You’re going to save the world and we can help.”
Currently on tap in the challenge section is a competition to bridge the gap between Mexican technology entrepreneurs and their counterparts in San Antonio, Texas, such that both countries benefit. Over in the ideas area, someone is floating an idea to make viable desalinization technology a priority to solve water shortages.