The annual OZY Genius Awards gives 10 college age students up to $10,000 to pursue their genius idea! Applications open in December 2018.

Take a Bow, OZY Genius Class of 2018

These 10 college students are receiving up to $10,000 to pursue their genius ideas.

Are You an OZY Genius? You Could Win $10,000

We’re giving 10 bright minds 10K to make passion projects come to life.

The Code-a-thon That Aims to Make the World Better

Nonprofits don’t always have the resources to invest in technology.


Real Talk Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

A Solution to Vietnam's Amputee Problem?

Two college students are setting out to give Vietnam’s amputee population better access to prosthetics.

Big Banking + Silicon Valley: The Dream Team That Can Improve Cash Flow?

JPMorgan Chase is teaming up with startups to create financial tools that make a difference.

What Genius Inspired You?

OZY asked its applicants for the 2017 OZY Genius awards to tell us who inspired them.

This Student Is Tapping An Underused Source for Language Lessons: Refugees

OZY Genius Award winner Elise Shea, the founder of Speak to Me, a digital language-learning platform, shares her story.

Got Voter Anger Issues? There's An App for That

OZY Genius Award Winner Aidan McCarty thought it was better to light a candle than to curse the darkness, so he did: Meet ePluribus.

Erasing Borders: The Mexican-American Connecting Students and Mentors

Dante Alvarado Leon, a recent UC Berkeley grad, helps students make more magical decisions both about their careers and their futures.


The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

Black Hair? There'll Be an App for That, Thanks to This Army Medic

This veteran and OZY Genius Award winner knows all about the discipline required to get things done.

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