THE KAIROS SOCIETY works with young entrepreneurs as they innovate, from idea to execution, to solve problems and scale impact.

The Kairos community is global

Creating entrepreneurship outlets and opportunities on campuses, in communities, and around the world.

Currently in 50+ countries and on 100+ universities:

Kairos companies are growing rapidly

Since 2013 Kairos companies have:

Raised $43,312,000 in funding, 6 have been acquired, and 22 joined top accelerators.

The leaders of the future

Global events regularly turn to Kairos entrpeneurs to showcase some of the world's most promising innovations.

Manifesto

we believe that:

THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A BETTER TIME FOR YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.

‘Kairos’ means the right or opportune moment in ancient Greek, and given that there are now more ways to reach more people, raise more money, develop new technologies, and create impact than ever before, we’re here to help entrepreneurs take advantage of the right moments whenever they occur.

Mobile divider

It’s been said that if you want to find out why something can’t be done, you should ask an expert. We believe that if you want to make the impossible possible, ask a young entrepreneur. Kairos fellows are working across industries and nations to solve problems that can and do make a real impact, big or small.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION ARE HARD.

For Kairos, entrepreneurship means innovation.

Desktop divider

Whether its your own company or a Fortune 500, a passion project or a game changing initiative, innovation comes in all shapes and sizes. Regardless of the method, entrepreneurs are the ones driving human progress forward, and Kairos exists to help all types of entrepreneurs. As entrepreneurs ourselves, we embrace how hard it is to pursue ambitious goals, and we work to provide the Kairos community with the resources they need to survive and thrive.

IT TAKES AN ECOSYSTEM.

Entrepreneurs can’t do it all on their own, nor should they have to. The Kairos ecosystem includes the key ingredients needed by entrepreneurs to go the distance from having an idea to bringing a product to international markets. From our student-led regional hubs to our global headquarters, the Kairos community has been built from the ground up as a proven, first class entrepreneurship ecosystem.

AMBITIOUS IDEAS ARE GOOD, ACTUAL PRODUCTS ARE GREAT.

We don’t think there’s an always applicable approach to building an impactful business, but Kairos works to help young entrepreneurs hone their ideas, form their companies, find a co-founder, apply to an accelerator, or handpick investors and mentors, with the aim of actually getting their product to market. Because that, in the end, is what this is all about.

THE NEXT BIG THINGS ARE ALREADY BEING BUILT.

To understand the future, look to the innovations of the present. Thought leaders, executives, and trend forecasters increasingly turn to the Kairos community to understand how the innovations we're working on today will shape our collective tomorrow.

K 50

Each year, we select the Kairos 50, representing the 50 most promising ventures with founders under age 25. Kairos 50 ventures have customers and/or prototypes, and the Kairos Society helps drive them to market.

Who

Fellows

Fellows //

Kairos fellows are entrepreneurs and innovators under the age of 25 who are building scalable solutions to global challenges.  

Daniel Gomez
Nanxi Liu
Riley Ennis
Caroline Pugh
Shakeel Avadhany
Partners

Partners //

Kairos partners with leading corporations to collaborate within strategic markets and help accelerate Kairos ventures. These partnerships allow the Kairos community to access unique expertise, market insights, and incredible access to global distribution channels.

Cisco Entrepreneurs in Residence
J&J Innovation
GE Ventures
Sprint
Autodesk
Mentors

Mentors //

Kairos mentors are industry leaders, influencers, and proven supporters of the next generation of entrepreneurs. The Kairos mentor community is continously growing as it works to help Kairos companies get to market. 

Lynn Tilton
Tim Draper
Joe Lonsdale
Lesa Mitchell
Mark Dybul
Forums

Forums //

Kairos partners with renowned global forums to showcase some of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs and their innovations.

The Nantucket Project
Milken Global Conference
TEDMED
Mobile World Congress
Ambrosetti Forum

Where

THE KAIROS COMMUNITY

Kairos actively works with entrepreneurs all over the world, including in Argentina.

When

From regional forums hosted by local Kairos student teams to the Global Summit hosted by Kairos HQ, Kairos regularly convenes its community to learn about local ecosystems and help young entrepreneurs build market-ready businesses.

Upcoming Event

WHEN | February 27th-28th

WHERE | barcelona, spain

Recent Event

WHEN | October 17th-19th

WHERE | The Ritz Carlton Laguna Niguel

Recent Event

WHEN | August 25th-26th

WHERE | medellin, colombia

GET INVOLVED

join the kairos society

The Kairos Society searches the globe for student entrepreneurs and innovators working on scalable solutions that solve real problems. These students join an invitation-only community spanning over 50 countries in which we connect them to international fellows, mentors, ideas, opportunities and resources to help them accelerate their path to market.

who are kairos fellows?

Kairos Fellows are ambitious, have global aspirations, strong senses of purpose and passion, and know that cross-border collaboration and diversity are key forces to drive innovation. 

Kairos fellows work across disciplines, with education, healthcare, clean tech, and emerging technologies being main focus areas.

are you a suitable candidate?

  • Are you under 25?
  • Are you working on a scalable venture?
  • Does your venture or research have the potential of making a global impact?
  • Will you give back to our community of like-minded entrepreneurs?

if you answered yes

We invite you to have a chat with a regional president in your country/state for more information on upcoming recruitment opportunities!

Please contact community@kairossociety.org for more information.

JOBS

The Kairos Society is growing. With an active presence in 59 countries, we regularly connect world and business leaders with the next generation of entrepreneurs, annually select the 50 most promising and impactful ventures with founders under age 25, and support Kairos companies in bringing their products and technologies to market. We also have a lot of fun. 

 

We are passionate, fast moving, and mission aligned around finding and accelerating the world’s most impactful young startups. We all work hard and sometimes long hours on rewarding projects, but always place a premium on pursuing our passions and chill time outside of work. Company culture includes good meals, generous time off, a great office, international travel, and directly supporting some of the most impactful people, products, and technologies of our time.

 

These positions will expose you to entrepreneurs working to solve some of the biggest problems of our times, and the mentors, investors, businesses, and governments that support them. If you’re looking for a front row seat to the global entrepreneurship ecosystem, and an active role in helping solve some of the world’s biggest problems with innovative solutions, joining Team Kairos may be for you!

APPLY FOR JOBS HERE

Contact us

The Kairos Society

599 3rd St #309
San Francisco, CA 94107

For information and inquiries, contact partnerships@kairossociety.org

HAPPENING NOW: THE KAIROS GLOBAL SUMMIT

@ THE RITZ CARLTON IN LAGUNA NIGUEL, CALIFORNIA

A GLOBAL STAGE FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF WORLD CHANGING VENTURES

Click here to learn more.