Verizon to Roll Out Millions to Social Impact Startups


Verizon returns its Powerful Answers award, a competition for startups that present $1 million in prizes.

It has already added a new startup category, which is transportation. With four categories, the winners in each category will once again score $1 million, while two runner-ups in each category will receive $250,000. The competition is the company's way of showing support to business innovators that aim for social good.

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