X Prize Foundation Hires Goodstein

The X Prize Foundation, the nonprofit organization behind the Ansari X Prize, the competition that put the first commercial vehicle in space, hashired Idealab's Mark Goodstein as an Executive Director. The foundation said that Goodstein will direct a new prize that will inspire entrepreneurial innovation in the automotive industry. Goodstein said in a statement that the prize is about leveraging cash and opportunity to effect positive change in the environment, economy and geopolitics. Goodstein is at Idealab, and helped found (Overture), X1 Technologies,, and also served as GM of FasTV.