Two educational companies shared the $10 million top award in the Global Learning XPRIZE, a contest backed by Elon Musk, the billionaire CEO of SpaceX and Tesla.
Musk provided a total of $15 million in prize money for the project, which is designed to boost open-source educational software. The $10 million grand prize was shared by KitKit School and Onebillion.
The two teams and three other finalists each received $1 million in 2017 to develop their projects.
Musk sneaked away from SpaceX’s headquarters tonight to hand out the awards at the Google Spruce Goose, a converted hangar near Los Angeles International Airport. (SpaceX had been counting down to a Falcon 9…