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TEDxEskilstuna - Gustav Borgefalk - Taming the force of contests

Can you change the world with contests? Gustav Borgefalk, founder of Studentcompetitions.com believes so. For hundreds of years, contests have been used to drive innovation, to identify talents and push human imagination forward. Contests makes us perform far beyond our limitations and pushes ourselves to results we thought was impossible. We unleash creativity and focus our attention to solve specific problems.Gustav is a web entrepreneur and contest nerd. After having participated in hundreds of contests and seen what a good challenge could do to increase people's motivation, Gustav started his global contest company out of college. At Singularity University / NASA he further explored the future of contests and learned how these can be applied to tackle the grand challenges of our time.Today, Gustav helps governments, companies and Universities to solve their greatest challenges, using structured contests and challenges as the tool. At this talk, he will introduce the concept of contest-driven processes, and his vision of how contests one day will be used to solve all of mankind's most pressing issues: create world peace, send men and women into outer space and cure cancer.About TEDx:In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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