Competition Backed by Eric Pulier Hopes to “Create Water from Thin Air”

XPRIZE, the non-profit competition seeking to inspire technological advancements that benefit humankind, has launched its latest challenge: creating water out of thin air. The Water Abundance XPRIZE is offering $1.75 million to whichever team is capable of creating a method that extracts 2,000 liters, or 528 gallons, of water daily from the Earth’s atmosphere. There are a few catches: the water may not cost more than 2 cents per liter, and the method must rely completely on renewable energy sources.

The motive behind this competition is to solve and bring awareness to the worldwide water crisis. While today 780 million people live without access to clean water, experts say these numbers are capable of reaching 1.8 billion by 2025. Additionally, this lack of access to fresh, clean water is causing millions of deaths worldwide annually from water-borne illnesses. While the technology to create fresh water using Earth’s resources does exist, it’s not energy efficient, and therefore a more sustainable, long-term solution is needed. The competition was announced in India, known for being the center of the world’s water crisis.

XPRIZE is backed financially by well-known entrepreneur and philanthropist Eric Pulier, and its board of trustees includes names such as James Cameron, Arianna Huffington, Larry Page and more. In 2004, XPRIZE famously awarded $10 million to the first non-government organization capable of launching a reusable spacecraft into space twice within two weeks.

The Water Abundance XPRIZE was officially launched in October 2016, with a July 2018 deadline for teams to submit their business plans. In August of 2018 the winner will be announced.

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How SweetGreen Gets People Excited about Eating Healthy

Parents know that it is very difficult to get children to eat healthy. Parents know this because most adults have a hard time eating healthy meals themselves. It becomes extra hard when there are so many other choices outside the realm of healthy restaurants for people to consider. Nathaniel Ru stands out as the lone ranger that is trying to change the way that people think about healthy meals.


It has been through this new restaurant franchise called Sweetgreen that he has started to make people see the light. He has created meals that people can look at and see more than just another healthy meal presentation. Nathaniel has went above and beyond doing what the typical salad bar is doing. He is creating a franchise that is able to make people see the benefits of eating healthy, but he also brings about a delectable type of menu that people are actually interested in ordering items from.


A lot of restaurants take their chances with prepackaged meals, but Nathaniel Ru and his team have worked hard to bring forth the restaurant where the meals are made from scratch. This is something that calls for fresh vegetables and fruit from farmers. This is something that stimulates the economy and create a consciousness of healthy alternatives for consumers.


It may not be something that everyone is for familiar with just yet, but there are great possibilities ahead for Sweetgreen. This is the type of restaurant that people are talking about in schools and in the workplace. It has become the type of company that is also very intriguing to venture capitalists. At this point there are a lot more people that want in then there are people that are trying to get out. Sweetgreeen seems to be the healthy restaurant alternative that has managed to do what a lot of other restaurants could not do. This is an establishment that has made healthy eating cool.


Nathaniel has created the type of restaurant that has become known for organic ingredients that are products of farmers that are essential to healthy produce. This restaurant franchise has been around since 2007, but there are still a lot of people that are interested in getting to know more about it because they haven’t heard of it yet. It is still in the new stages, and venture capitalists are interested in funding the expansion of this franchise.

Joseph Hill’s Weight Loss Journey: Markus Rothkranz

In this highly informational and inspirational video Markus Rothkranz interviews fellow health enthusiast, Joseph Hill, about his recent weight loss journey. Hill advises that his path to weight loss truly began when he found himself in a low place in his life, but explains that once one can move beyond that into a place of gratitude and the right state of mind, all the rest is easy.

Hill explains that for him, staying spiritually balanced and fueling his body with raw, vegan, natural, unprocessed foods was the key to his weight loss success. In addition to healthy eating, Hill also exercised, which is obvious when you watch this video! Hill advised, despite his awesome physique, he did no heavy weight lifting, rigorous exercises, and never joined a gym. His exercise was limited to walking, dancing, and light weight and resistance band training.

Hill is very passionate about the raw vegan aspect of his weight loss journey and credits a good portion of it to that. Hill explains that not all raw food is created equal and incorporating a good variety of greens and other fat containing raw foods such as nuts and avocado’s in addition to fruit is vitally important to one’s overall health.

Hill gives some great tips on items to consider purchasing before starting a raw vegan diet such as a good quality blender and food dehydrator. Rothkranz also has some great online recipes and cookbooks containing easy to prepare, healthy, delicious raw vegan meals.

Hill and Rothkranz are an inspiration to anyone looking to lose weight and get healthy. He explains that there is no magic pill. It’s about self-control and being in the right state of mind.

Magnified Aims at Lifestyle Improvements!

It’s 2016 and right now we have an ‘app’ for everything and everybody. The internet has made it possible to connect with people all over the planet and our the domination of tech fields means that more people are working with the internet. As a result we are seeing a rise in online dating and online social interaction. New York based start up, Magnises, wants to take you back a few years in order to focus on offline socialization — and we think they are doing it the right way. This Manhattan based business created their own ‘membership card’ and filled it full of services in order to get you mingling.

What Magnises is fundamentally offering is simple: a chance to connect with similar people in real world situations with the focus being on networking and relationship building. Magnises launched a program back in 2014 that had users buying ‘black membership cards’ for $99 a month. This membership card instantly gives you access to a slew of benefits that all push you toward getting out and interacting with the world. Members of the new black card program will be given discounted rates at hotel on and restaurants as well as exclusive access to a variety of events: private concerts sporting events, and even networking focused situations.

Magnises creator Billy McFarland has a simple goal for his company by saying, “In a perfect world we want every one of your major life connections and milestones to happen through Magnises”. Having Magnises, a sort of lifestyle based start up, help you get out and see the world is a great way to be a part of those lifestyle milestones. McFarland, like most new business founders, is only 24 years old but he is plugged into the social media generation in a way that most casual people aren’t. The success of websites like Facebook and Instagram have changed the way we fundamentally act, and that’s why Magnises exists.

Many people will roll their eyes and wonder what exactly a ‘lifestyle card’ can do for them, especially when it costs a decently sized monthly membership. That’s a fair question and one that needs to be answered and that is why we are here. The Magnises membership program is not only putting is owners into an exclusive club, it is also giving them the tools to upgrade their life and really eccel while in that club. Take an example like this: Magnises brings out cheap tickets to a Mets game as well as private access to a special bar. Not only is this a cool experience you can live in, but it is also the perfect place to create some memories whether they be with co-workers, prospective clients, or even loved ones.

We love that Magnises offers a customized digital assistant that alerts of us ways to utilize our black card on Though it is an odd concept, we really do believe that the ‘lifestyle industry’ is on the rise. Getting in early, such as through Magnises, can be a great way to improve your life.

Devco Is Helping New Jersey Look Better

Devco has been reported on by the Press of Atlantic City a few times for the lending and planning work they have done in the state. New Jersey has a lot of development to do to make sure that it can help all its people have the best life possible. All these people are different, and they need to get something that will help them build up a community as much as possible.

The community that is relying on DEVCO can actually get Devco to give them a loan for the future, and that loan can be used for anything. They can use that loan to build a new casino, or they can bring back a downtown district with new businesses and new building projects. The projects have to be built to fit the community, and they have to be built to make sure that people can get what they really need as opposed to what the community thinks it needs. The community has to use the projections from Devco to build something that will make them much better, and they can plan to make money from the building that has done in the area.

They will actually attract more business this way because they can create something that will be a good tourist attraction for the community. That is pretty important because it is how people get jobs. There are a lot of ways for people to get the right kinds of cash for these projects, and it is also important for the people in the community to have a place to live. There will be very nice and modern buildings in the area that anyone can enjoy, and they will be able to go to work every day in a community that has been revitalized by Devco for everyone’s benefit.


Nutritious Ganoderma is Quickly Being Introduced to the World with Organo

Bernardo Chua is an expert international entrepreneur originally from the Philippines. It was here that he made a commitment as a young man to introduce Ganoderma to the world, and he is doing just that.

In 2007, Bernardo Chua founded a direct sales company called Organo Gold, and today, less than a decade later, this networking company is 55 on the list of direct sales companies, and he has successfully opened 33 countries to the incredible qualities of the Ganoderma.

Health food often gets a bad name even though it is nutritionally good for the body. This is the case with the Ganoderma mushroom, which grows in the Asian Mountains. Bernardo’s mother was from China where the herb has been used in ancient medicine for over 4,000 years, and she brought it to the Philippines where Bernardo grew up. The amazing benefits of the Ganoderma were a virtual secret, and now he’s taking it around the globe.

Bernardo Chua developed an incredible method of infusing hot beverages with the Ganoderma, so more people could enjoy it. Columbian coffee, hot chocolate, and herbal teas are easily acceptable for most countries and make perfect choices for Organo.

According to The Street, Mr. Chua founded Organo Gold in Britsih Columbia Canada to extend this innovative and unique way of using this super-herb around the world. In 2015, he simplified the name of the company to Organo, and it continues to grow as Turkey is opened to Organo.

Organo has over one million distributors focusing on 15 high-quality products. Bernardo Chua constructed a strategic direct sales program with his first company, Gano Excel, but he did not devise the delicious method of infusing coffee with the herb until he opened Organo; Gano had only supplements. Mr. Bernado Chua took everything he learned from Gano Excel and poured it into Organo Gold, which explains how his experience helped Organo to grow so quickly in 9 years.

Ganoderma has many benefits when taken regularly including lowering blood pressure and cholesterol and positively affecting kidney and liver damage. It has extensively high levels of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories, which cause the human body to function better and heal sickness.

Hippeas Chickpea Snacks Explodes Out of the Blocks as Founder Livio Bisterzo Predicts Massive Revenue Growth



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Hippeas, a brainchild of Italian hardworking businessman Livio Bisterzo, was launched on June 13, 2016, in the main retail partners like Holland $ Barret, Amazon, Boots, and Starbucks. Hippeas chickpea snack is the first product to emerge from Green Park, a Los Angeles-based holding company founded in 2015 by Livio Bisterzo.

The personality of this global brand takes inspiration from the original hippie era but has been enhanced to meet the demands of today’s generation. Hippeas stands out on the shelf, online, and in consumer minds due to its virtual identity that is based on a bold yellow face with specially colored tongue for special flavors.

Four months after its launch, this brand has already secured shelf space at over 18,500 stores. Talks are underway with many the other main retailers and food-service providers in the U.S. and the UK for more space.

Bisterzo considers that given the alarming growth rate, the new brand could achieve wholesale revenues of $35 million by the end of 2018.

Hippeas is the new choice for individuals who demand tasty and attractive snacks manufactured with super ingredients. This product is low in calories, high in fiber, a source of protein, and gluten free. Hippeas is not corn-based, and so not associated with GMOs, which is a trigger subject for most young people.

Consumers consider it to be friendly to their health and sustainable, but the unique packaging also makes a difference.
Hippeas has partnered with Farm Africa to bring hunger to an end and bring wealth to rural eastern Africa. The brand will donate a fraction of their sales to support chickpea farming in eastern Africa.

About Livio Bisterzo

Livio Bisterzo is a renowned entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. In 1999 at the age of 18, he went to the UK and studied at the London’s prestigious University of the Arts. In 2003, Bisterzo founded an events business, which was his first entrepreneurial venture. With the experience that he gained in 2003, he went on to create a business portfolio ranging from hospitality and consumer brands to other lifestyle businesses.

Bisterzo founded Green Park Holding in 2015, a company with a vision to lead the agenda for important transformation in the food and drink industry.