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Pharrell Williams Wins Big at XPRIZE's Visioneering Summit!

Pharrell Williams Wins Big at XPRIZE's Visioneering Summit!

Pharrell Williams won a top prize at XPRIZE’s Visioneering Summit!

The 46-year-old entertainer led the Charter Communities team to win a top honor at the summit on Tuesday (October 8) in Los Angeles.

The XPRIZE concept proposed a competition to create transformational public housing alternatives that will provide a self-sustaining life beyond subsidized housing. This latest prize idea adds to the legacy of XPRIZE, which has launched 17 competitions and offered more than $150M in prize funds since its inception 25 years ago.

“Public housing is considered ‘the hood,’ but people living in these places aren’t treated like neighbors. We need something different; we need something better. I am the product of the public housing system and access to a safe place to live is a basic human right and an essential element of productivity,” Pharrell shared on stage. “Now more than ever we need an XPRIZE for humanity. I’m honored to work alongside the Andrew Nikou Foundation and the brilliant minds at XPRIZE to turn our design into a reality and give those who face affordable housing challenges the opportunity to pursue their goals and live life to its fullest potential. We believe this idea will echo and resonate with people across the world, and I’m looking forward to the next chapter of this journey with XPRIZE.”

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