Meet the Pritzker candidates: 1-5

by Rebecca Ash Last week UCLA announced the 20 inaugural candidates for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. The award is the first to target environmental leaders under the age of 40 who are on the verge of making a groundbreaking change. The candidates were nominated by a group of environmental leaders and, after evaluation,...


Hawaii accelerator CEO makes short list for national environmental award

Elemental Excelerator co-founder and CEO Dawn Lippert has made the short list for the Pritzker Emerging Environmental Genius Award. Lippert, who heads the Honolulu-based accelerator, is one of 20 nominees for the award, which is aimed at recognizing scientists, entrepreneurs, engineers, activists or artists under the age of 40, “who stands poised to make a game-changing difference,”...


Behind a New “Genius” Award for Young Environmentalists

“For young innovators just starting out … awards can open doors and inspire investors. They can mean the difference between grand success or ideas prematurely scrapped for lack of support,” the announcement states. The winner takes home $100,000.