Simon Cowell And Will.i.am Are Teaming Up To Create An X Factor To Find The Next Mark Zuckerberg

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Simon Cowell is on the hunt for the next Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates. According to The Sun, the former American Idol and current X Factor judge is teaming up with Black Eyed Peas rapper Will.i.am to find the next hot tech entrepreneur.

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Details are sparse on when the show will debut and the exact format, but if the tech-focused show is anything like X Factor, it sounds like would-be entrepreneurs will be pitching their ideas to an all-star panel of judges. It also appears that the show will be based in the UK.

As Will.i.am told The Sun, “Singing and performance create a couple of jobs. But this will create lots…It’s about getting in touch with youth and giving them a platform to express themselves — whether that’s in science or mathematics.”

It sounds similar to the entrepreneur-focused reality show Shark Tank, except with a tech-focused twist.

Clearly, the entertainment wants to bring the reality TV formats to the tech world. Bravo’s Silicon Valley Start-Ups reality show is set to debut in a few weeks. And as Alexia wrote recently, consumer tech culture is the new mainstream culture. This show is only further evidence of that.

Via: TechCrunch