XChange the World Wins First Place at CCARE Compassion and Technology Conference

Sam Reiss and X-Change the World received first place and $10,000 at this years Compassion and Technology Conference at Stanford University. The event and contest were co-sponsored by Facebook, 1440 Foundation, HopeLab and The Dalai Lama Foundation. The prize of $10,000 will be used to expand X-Change the World to five cities throughout Nepal in partnership with General Welfare Pratisthan (GWP). The judges were Facebook Director of Engineering Arturo Bejar, Google’s Chade-Meng Tan, Juniper Network’s Former CEO Scott Kriens, CCARE head James Doty, Kiva’s President Premal Shah, Wisdom 2.0’s Soren Gordhamer and HopeLab’s Janxin Leu and Fred Dillon. Sam Reiss was the only high school student in the competition facing grad students, post grads and startups. From the CCARE site: “The Compassion and Technology Contest calls for innovators, engineers and designers to present a technology design or product that will help people learn, practice or improve qualities of compassion, empathy, social connectedness or altruism.”

Here is the link from the Stanford Report