I’m sorry to say that the Amex advisors did not choose the Undergrads Fighting Age Related Disease project as one of the top 25. For all the obvious reasons, the company does not share how they arrive at the top 25 or their reasons for eliminating or including a project. From the FAQ..
Q: How does a project get to the Top 25 and who makes the final determination?
A: The project should be innovative, achievable, and impactful. It should also have been nominated by others, discussed positively on the Discussion Board, and/or promoted to friends and family members using the communication tools on the site. The 12 member Advisory Panel will evaluate the projects in conjunction with American Express to determine which projects progress to the Top 25 voting round. Click here to see our extraordinary Advisory Panel.
Thank you all for turning out to help vote this project into the top 25 by vote count, and leaving so many thoughtful comments – it goes to show just how large and engaged the pro-longevity community has become. We here at the Methuselah Foundation are very pleased with what we’ve seen in the past few weeks, and view the fantastic community response as another indicator that our efforts are worthwhile.
The real competition – developing medicine to produce engineered longevity – has only just begun. There will be many more initiatives in the years ahead, and many more chances to obtain significant funding.