Green X Prize: Rewarding innovation and invention!
Thomas Addaquay, the CEO and founder of Green X Prize which is a brand new global online community where socially conscious entrepreneurs can propose “green” ideas that can benefit their communities and generate profits for public, private, and corporate investors joins the Green Business Podcast Show.
Listen to interview with host Eric Dye & guest Thomas Addaquay discuss the following:
- Where did the idea for Green X Prize come from?
- What is most unique about your story?
- What are some strategies that people can use to improve their footprint immediately?
- Aside from the strategies you suggested already, what do you see as the best tools to improve our lives from a greener perspective?
- What is one book that you recommend our community should read and why?
Thomas Addaquay is a current fellow of the University of Liverpool Management School where he is pursuing a DBA. In 1999, he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics, with a concentration in computer science from Luther College in Iowa. Between 1999 and 2001, he worked as a knowledge engineer for WebTone Technologies in Atlanta, GA where he was responsible for using natural languages to feed artificial intelligence engines. He then became interested in the real estate market and decided to pursue it as a career.
After working as a real estate agent for a couple of years and acquiring some land, he conceived the idea of building sustainable communities. His hope was to revolutionize the real estate market and to change how people used and valued their homes. However, the Great Recession postponed his idea leaving him with a wealth of knowledge surrounding real estate as well as sustainability and climate change issues.
Thomas was deeply inspired to share his knowledge, so he wrote his first book Go Green, Get Rich. To further incentivize his book, he also founded the Green X Prize, Inc. which encourages like-minded global citizens to participate in the green economy. His vision has been and continues to be harnessing the creative and entrepreneurial energies of the world’s youth—and the future custodians of the planet—by collaborating in the creation and implementation of innovative sustainability-centric ideas and endeavors.
Thomas is an entrepreneur, author, and philanthropist by profession with a vision for mentoring aspiring entrepreneurs seeking to create their own businesses. He resides in Atlanta, Georgia where he enjoys spending time with his family, overseeing his companies, continuing his studies, and being an active member in the community.
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