Announcing the 1440 Challenge Finalists

Posted on: August 10th, 2012 by Katey Kennedy

It’s been almost a month since we announced the semi-finalists in the 1440 Challenge; in that time our jobs have gotten exponentially more difficult. From scouring the Internet for possible competitors to following up on every link that was sent to us, we painstakingly narrowed down the list from 20 semi-finalists to six finalists. We got a hint of how tough this process was going to be when we set out to select our semi-finalists and indeed it took us almost as much time to narrow to six as it did narrowing to 20.

The next step for these six individuals will be presenting their ideas live in front of our panel of judges at 1440 headquarters on August 30. There, the judges will be able to ask questions and delve deeper into each of the projects scrutinizing them based on alignment with the 1440 Foundation’s objectives, sustainability and scalability. Winners will be announced on September 1. Our semi-finalists won’t walk away empty-handed, each will receive a ticket to the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in February to network with like-minded individuals to further their project.

We are excited by the connections people have begun to form through the challenge and we’re hoping to forge even more by getting entrants in touch with others who can help develop and bring their ideas to fruition. A special thank you to Edwin Rutsch, for organizing two awesome panels of 1440 Challenge participants. We are incredibly grateful to have been apart of this process and connect over our shared passion of helping others forge meaningful relationships. We don’t envy our judges as the hardest part of all lies ahead of them.

Congratulations to the 1440 Challenge finalists for 2012:

3 Responses

  1. Ingrid Stabb says:

    Our team is so honored. Thank
    you for this incredible opportunity to present and we are thrilled to
    attend the Wisdom 2.0 Conference in February! @ingridstabb @strengthsfactor

  2. kawika says:

    Congratulations to all the finalists. Seriously, the team spent agonizing hours going over every entry.

  3. Nick Begley says:

    This is fantastic news, we are also very grateful over here – it’s like making it through to an Olympic final! We really appreciate the opportunity and very much look forward to meeting the team.  Thanks for the ticket to Wisdom 2.0 too.