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THE KAIROS SOCIETY works with young entrepreneurs as they innovate, from idea to execution, to solve problems and scale impact.
‘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.
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.
For Kairos, entrepreneurship means innovation.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kairos fellows are entrepreneurs and innovators under the age of 25 who are building scalable solutions to global challenges.
Daniel Gomez is only 24, and the company he co-founded in 2009 Solben is now producing over 80% of biodiesel in Mexico.
Recently named "Mexican Innovator of the Year" by the MIT Technology review, Daniel has also been recognized by the Global Student Entrepreneur Awards, Talent and Innovation Challenges of the Americas Award, NY Stock Exchange Intelius Entrepreneurship Award, the Mexican Stock Exchange Entrepreneurship Award, and the Inc. 30 Under 30.
Nanxi Liu is a founder and board member of Nanoly Bioscience, a Colorado-based biotech company developing a protein polymer that allows vaccines to survive without refrigeration. Intel named the discovery the “Top Social Innovation” of 2012.
She is also CEO and co-founder of Enplug, a Los Angeles-based company building the first large-scale open platform for digital displays, turning any TV into interactive and realtime displays for businesses in every sector.
Nanxi is one of seven recipients of Mobilize.org’s National Leadership Award, along with former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former U.S. Sen. John Edwards.
Riley Ennis is founder of Immudicon, a biotech startup researching cancer vaccine technology. Riley's work begun in high school, and teaches the immune cells of the body to recognize and remove tumors.
Riley and Immudicon have raised over $850K, have started working with major biopharma companies such as Novartis and have been recognized by CNN, Google X, The Milken Institute, TEDx, J&J, the American Society of Microbiology, the National Cancer Institute, Verizon Powerful Answers, and the National Young Inventors Gallery.
Previously, Riley was a Junior at Dartmouth, pursuing a double major in economics and biology where he researched cancer nanotechnology at the Dartmouth Hitchcock-Medical Center.
Caroline Pugh is co-founder and COO of VirtualU, a tech startup developing the world's first sub-$10K human body scanner with millimeter precision, capable of producing 3-D scans in less than 10 seconds.
Caroline was recently named the Youth Ambassador for Entrepreneurship for the state of Virginia by former U.S. Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra, and has also been awarded the CIT Gap 50 Award for being one of the top 50 entrepreneurs in Virginia.
Shakeel Avadhany is CEO of Levant Power, which creates cutting-edge vehicle suspension systems to increase fuel efficiency. He is principal inventor on the original GenShock patent, which has since been piloted by the US Government and Daimler-Benz.
Shakeel is the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including “Innovator of the Year” by the Entrepreneur’s Organization in 2009 and Forbes 30 under 30. He earned his degree in Materials Engineering from MIT.
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.
In 2014, Cisco EIR is teaming up with the Kairos Society to identify and accelerate the most promising young entrepreneurs in the IoE (interent of everything) space. Top candidates will join Kairos at Cisco HQ in Q1, 2015
In 2014, GE Ventures and the Kairos Society are teaming up to identify and accelerate the most promising young entrepreneurs in the robotics space.
In 2014, Sprint and the Kairos Society are teaming up to identify and accelerate the most promising young entrepreneurs leveraging mobile data to build their businesses.
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 is the CEO and sole principal of Patriarch Partners, a holding company managing 75 companies with more than $8 billion in revenue. Since 2000, Lynn’s companies have created and preserved over 250,000 jobs.
Lynn has connected Kairos ventures to opportunities within her portfolio companies, judged Kairos fellows at pitch competitions, and joined as a founding member of Kairos Women.
Joe is Founder and Managing Partner at venture capital firm Formation 8. He currently serves on the boards of Addepar (Chairman), OpenGov (Chairman), Oscar, Radius, and Wish. Prior to Formation 8, Joe founded Palantir Technologies, a multi-billion dollar software company that develops information systems used by government and financial organizations around the world.
Joe is constantly looking to help talented young innovators solve problems, and he has advised Kairos fellows on how to bring their technologies to market.
As former Vice President at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Lesa designed and implemented programs to accelerate economic growth.
Lesa is also a Senior Advisor for the Milken Institute, a board member of Althea Foundation and Enstitute, and an advisor to Modern Meadow, Humin, CapLinked and Neighborly. Lesa previously spent twenty plus years as an executive in the pharmaceutical industry.
Lesa works with CEO’s of early stage companies and philanthropy to design and implement strategies to scale.
Mark is an American diplomat, and currently serves as the Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. The Global Fund is the world’s largest financier of anti-AIDS, TB and malaria programs, and by mid-2012 had approved funding of USD 22.9 billion that supports more than 1,000 programs in 151 countries.
Mark has run workshops with Kairos fellows to brainstorm new ways of implemeting global health solutions.
Kairos partners with renowned global forums to showcase some of the world's most promising young entrepreneurs and their innovations.
The Nantucket Project is an annual conference that takes place on Nantucket Island, bringing together thought-leaders like Eric Schmidt, John Kerry, and Beth Comstock to share ideas and spark change. The Kairos Society and Nantucket Project are teaming up again in 2014 for this year's event, themed "Art + Commerce."
In 2013, Kairos fellows Nanxi Liu from Nanoly, Daniel Rudyak from Cortex Composites, and Nikita Bier from Outline joined Ankur Jain and Alex Fiance to discuss how today's leaders could work with the next generation to bring innovations to market; check it out here.
The Milken Institute is an invitation-only think tank designed to advance the world through innovative economic and political policy. They host their annual Global Conference in Los Angeles, bringing together world leaders ranging from Marc Benioff to Tony Blair to discuss solutions to today's global chllenges.
In 2014, Kairos fellows Riley Ennis from Immudicon, Delian Asparouhov from Nightingale, Catalin Voss from Sension, and Caroline Pugh from VirtualU presented their disruptive ventures to Steve Case, Ryan Kavanaugh, Bonin Bough, and Lynn Tilton.
TEDMED is a global community of leading doers and thinkers from every walk of life. Their goal is to seed the innovations in health and medicine of today, making the breakthroughs of tomorrow possible. They are best known for their annual three-day gathering that brings together inspiring speakers, influential delegates and innovative start-ups.
After attending the 2013 Kairos Global Summit, TEDMED elected to give Nanxi Liu from Nanoly, Archit Bhise from Wellframe, and Johann Huber from SOMA Analytics the opportunity to demo in The Hive at their event.
The organizers of Mobile World Congres decided to invite Kairos Fellows to speak on stage at this year’s Mobile World Congress 4 Years From Now conference. Over 2,300 participants, incubators and accelerators from 55 different countries attended this inaugural event.
Johann Huber from SOMA Analytics, Spencer Hewett from SKIP, Rich Zajac from NexDrive, and Jeremy Fiance from Dropsense shared their thoughts on how the next generation can address large global challenges through entrepreneurship.
The Ambrosetti Forum is an annual international economic conference held at Villa d'Este, in the Italian town of Cernobbio on the shores of Lake Como. Since its inception in 1975, the Forum has brought together heads of state, ministers, Nobel laureates and businessmen to discuss current global social and economic challenges.
Every year, a delegation of Kairos fellows join the forum as Leaders del Futuro, meeting with speakers from Shimon Peres to H.S.H. Albert II Prince of Monaco.
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.
WHEN | August 25th-26th
WHERE | medellin, colombia
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.
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.
We invite you to have a chat with a regional president in your country/state for more information on upcoming recruitment opportunities!
Please contact Magdalena Stawinska for more information.
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