Encore.org today announced 24 semi-finalists for The Gen2Gen Encore Prize, a national competition that will award a total of $100,000 to five innovators with new ideas for tapping the talent of adults 50+ to help young people who need champions.

The semi-finalists (listed below) are now preparing for a two-week public voting period. From September 12 to 25, people will cast votes, up to once per day, for their favorite venture. When voting closes, the venture with the most votes will automatically become one of five finalists. Encore.org will name the other four finalists.

A distinguished panel of judges will select one $50,000 winner from among the five finalists. The other four finalists will win $10,000 each. The audience at a live pitch event on Nov. 14 in Los Angeles will select one of the five finalists for an additional $10,000 prize.

2018 Gen2Gen Encore Prize Semi-finalists

More information about each semi-finalist’s innovation will be available when public voting starts on September 12.

The Encore Prize is funded by The John Templeton Foundation and the MetLife Foundation, and was created with the support of Aging2.0, IDEO, the MFA in Social Innovation at the School of Visual Arts, the Milken Center on the Future of Aging, the Stanford Center on Longevity and the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute.

Encore.org is an innovation hub tapping the talent of people 50+ as a force for good. Gen2Gen is Encore.org’s campaign to mobilize 1 million adults 50+ to stand up for — and with — young people today.

The Gen2Gen Encore Prize recognizes and supports organizations and innovative individuals of any age with new ideas to tap the experience of people 50+ to create a better future for future generations.


Published: August 20, 2018