Your tax-deductible contribution will help send 15 of the top Bay Area student entrepreneurs to the Kairos Society Global Summit to team up with 150 world-renowned visionaries for a weekend event to spur global progress. More information can be found below.
The Kairos Bay Area region consists of the next generation of entrepreneurs, and the leading students in engineering, business, science, design, and IT primarily from Berkeley and Stanford. Here’s an introduction to some of our fellows who need your help to make it to the summit.
Zack recently worked on control systems with NASA. He is a research lead in the Qualcomm swarm lab and is working on biological system control.
Erica helped kickstart Kip Solutions which connected organization & people to social causes. Erica is now at HealthyOut which helps individuals live healthier lives.
George is conducting research to revolutionize diagnosis of neurological disorders. George’s work has been recognized institutions such as Harvard’s National Research Conference.
Sean is the current Director of Technology at Modify Watches. He is working on revolutionizing the retail experience and manufacturing through 3D printing technology.
Justin is the Founder and President of a non-profit called Kenya Dream that is building and improving educational institutions in Kenya. His vision is to spread Kenya Dream across all of Africa.
Louis received a Cal Energy Fellowship to work on a project by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation dedicated to generating biofuel from fecal sludge in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Jeremy is a wizard of web technologies. Currently, he leads the development of Politify, a policy analysis and visualization engine which has received national press.
Will is a co-founder of Dreambox, which is developing 3D printing vending machines. Prior to co-founding Dreambox, he co-founded One Billion Watts, an LED clean tech company.
Jordan Greene is the president of VIRES Corp. He aspires to strengthen the global economy through the application of innovative, high growth technology.
Carl Shan is co-founder of CompassPoint Mentorship, a national venture to provide advice and mentoring for high school students.
Eric founded Sigma Eta Pi, Cal's first, and now largest, entrepreneurship fraternity. He is a consultant and business development director for Optimir Consulting.
Morgan spearheaded the “Bring Your Own Mug” project, a sustainability initiative across Berkeley and recently received a grant from The Green Initiative Fund for her work.
Sam helped found the Design Engineering Collaborative, which will be a space for students to design and prototype products in an open source environment.
Petr is conducting research into 2D layered nanomaterials and founded an innovation consulting company. He has also worked at the World Bank.
He is the founder of Always Ready Kids, a youth disaster preparedness organization that has impacted over 15,000 youth in four continents.
The 5th annual Kairos Global Summit will bring together 350 of the world’s brightest college entrepreneurs from over 30 countries to the United Nations & the New York Stock Exchange. The summit is co-chaired by members of the Rockefeller, Bush, and Forbes families and will be bringing together a carefully curated group of 150 global leaders, including people such as Duncan Niederauer (CEO, NYSE), Alex Gorsky (CEO, Johnson & Johnson), Carl Bass (CEO, Autodesk), Peter Diamandis (Chairman, X-Prize Foundation), and Admiral William Owens (Former Vice Chairman, US Joint Chiefs of Staff).
We believe our world's greatest challenges are opportunities to push humanity forward and forge a brighter future. This is why the world's brightest young minds gather each year at the Kairos Global Summit alongside some of today's most influential leaders. Since 2009, the Summit has helped young entrepreneurs grow over 100 innovative ventures. Combined with the insight of the experienced mentors and the technology platforms shared by some of the world's most successful companies, these pioneers are positioned to start the next groundbreaking ventures that will change the world.
The Kairos Bay Area region consists of 8 companies that were selected as part of the Kairos 50, representing the top 50 international student venture. These future leading companies have the mission of doing going good while doing well. Here’s a preview of our innovators:
Founder Jeremy Blalock’s platform provides Americans with data-backed ﬁnancial projections of political scenarios. Their election 2012 product was used over 3 million times. Politify has a contract with the state of Massachusetts and was recently accepted into Techstars.
Co-founders Harshil Goel and Jordan Greene develop high-growth sustainable products, including vehicle transmissions, mini-UAV wings, plastic recycling machine, and wind turbines. They are currently being incubated in i-Gate, an arm of the Lawrence Livermore Labs through a Kairos Society partnership.
Founder Will Drevno developed the ﬁrst full-service 3D printing vending machine, and current provides a customized 3D printing service. Dreambox will collaborate with Autodesk and GE in this year’s Advanced Manufacturing & 3D printing breakout session.
Co-founders Sabrina Atienza and George Romanov created a search and analytics engine for health records. M3D saves large hospitals over $20mm annually by removing time and cost intensive data transformations. They are currently working with UCSF and were accepted in the Alchemist Accelerator.
Founder Eden Full’s product is a solar panel rotator that optimizes energy output by tilting the panel perpendicular to the sun. SunSaluter has run pilot programs in Africa and aims to disrupt alternative energy in both emerging and developed markets. Eden is recognized as a 20 under 20 Thiel Fellow.
We are collecting donations to help send 15 of the top collegiate entrepreneurs from the Bay Area to the Kairos Global Summit. All donations are tax deductible - Kairos Society is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. 100% of funds will be used to pay for event and airline costs for fellows with financial needs. The total cost per-student is approximately $700. Our goal is to finance atleast half of the total cost for fifteen great minds.
With your help, we can provide the means to send some of the world’s most talented students and impactful ventures to an event aimed at catalyzing global change. Kairos Society fellows are the pioneers who are unafraid to challenge the status quo, and the innovators who are fueled by passion and determination. We are a global community of collegiate-aged emerging leaders and entrepreneurs, united by the Kairos Society mission: to tackle our world’s biggest problems through entrepreneurship and innovation.
We have written a blog which goes into more depth on the Kairos Society, our experience with it, and the fundraiser which you can read here.
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