New York, NY (PRWEB) August 27, 2013
New York-based business acceleration group weMultiply has been selected to judge the Verizon Powerful Answers Awards, an initiative intended to spark innovative thinking and solutions to some of the world’s biggest challenges. weMultiply Managing Directors Lena Feygin and Jesse Williamson will select the most groundbreaking ideas in the contest’s three core areas of health care, sustainability, and education. The top prize for each area is $1 million and the winners will be announced at the 2013 CES tradeshow in Las Vegas. A total of $10 million in prizes is offered by Verizon.
Launched as part of the 9.8 Group of Companies, weMultiply seeks out, validates, and invests in early stage technology ventures with a focus on health care, wellness, and education. weMultiply’s S.A.L.E. acceleration program provides early stage startup companies with direct investment, access to capital through the company’s angel and venture capital networks, as well as the strategic tools, leadership, advice, and health industry regulatory and compliance expertise required to ensure the proper roll-out and successful growth of each venture.
“The three core areas emphasized in Verizon Powerful Answers Award initiative are closely aligned with weMultiply’s focus on innovation,” said Jesse Williamson. “We are thrilled to engage the next generation of ideas that will impact the way we live, learn, and care for the planet in the near future.”
A subsidiary of the 9.8 Group, weMultiply empowers game-changing health & wellness technology innovations with the capital and strategic resources to lead in tomorrow’s market. weMultiply’s S.A.L.E program accelerates venture growth through the investment of capital, as well as marketing and development resources drawn from the 9.8 Group’s subsidiary businesses, and the weMultiply mentor and partner networks. Learn more at wemultiply.com. Connect at Facebook.com/weMuHealth.