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Powerful Answers Award Winners Announced (update)

UPDATE - Thursday, Jan. 9: Watch a replay of the Verizon Powerful Answers Award winners learning how much of the $10 million in prize money they have won, followed by a roundtable discussion with the representatives from the winners in healthcare, education and sustainability along with Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam.

Dec. 11 - The Verizon Powerful Answers Award for 2013 is headed in to its final stages. After several rounds and more than 1,300 entries, the top five ideas in each category were determined, and the winners are getting ready to head to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. The cash prizes will be announced by Verizon on Jan. 8, 2014.  

The winners were selected by panels of judges with expertise in each of the three focus areas – healthcare, education and sustainability. The 15 money-winning ideas range from solutions to help manage donations in the aftermath of natural disasters, to a solution that allows healthcare providers to use smartphones to track and manage patient care, to a business simulation app designed to help students with financial literacy. Each idea leverages Verizon’s broadband, cloud or wireless networks.  

The top five winners in each category are:

  • Healthcare: Factor 14, Freenome, Portable Vision Examination, Solar Ear, Seratis
  • Education: BridgingApps, WebTeam Corporation, TinyTap, WomenLEAD, Zapatilism
  • Sustainability: Bandwagon, Good360, Mosaic, Semios, Smartster

Watch the video for additional information, and follow @VZWnews and the hashtag #vzpaa on Twitter for more details in the next few weeks on the winners and the prize money each will receive.

Photo Credit: LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 08: Verizon Chairman and CEO Lowell McAdam speaks on stage during the Verizon Powerful Answers Award winners unveiling at the 2014 International CES at The Venetian Las Vegas on January 8, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Verizon Wireless)