Another Step in the Right Direction: The Kairos Society, New York Stock Exchange, and United Nations!
I have had some great news in the past couple of weeks regarding my recent acceptance into the Kairos Society for young entrepreneurs. Roughly two weeks ago I had applied to become a fellow of The Kairos Society because of the fantastic networking and international resources provided to members of such a great organization. The Kairos Society “is an international, student-run, not-for-profit foundation based in the United States. Kairos fosters a culture of innovation-driven entrepreneurship by engaging our diverse fellows with a variety of industry and thought leaders surrounding a wide range of global challenges.
Our seven hundred global fellows hail from fourteen countries across four continents and represent the most enterprising and innovative students from top universities around the world. Kairos fellows strive to develop meaningful ventures that create value for the global economy while improving the lives of billions of people around the world. In doing so, Kairos works to bridge the gaps — between disciplines, cultures and generations — that stifle transformative innovation.”
To add to this great news of being accepted among some of the top entrepreneurial minds in the world, I also recently received my invitation to the Kairos Global Summit , which is hosted by the New York Stock Exchange and The United Nations, where 350 of the of the top young entrepreneurs, 150 world leaders and the Kairos 50 will be showcasing new, innovative start ups on the NYSE trading floor. My first encounter with the Kairos Society was actually back in 2010, when one of my companies was chosen to join the Kairos 50 to showcase at last year’s Global Summit.
The Kairos 50
“The Kairos 50 (K50) annually recognizes the world’s most innovative ventures started by university students. This distinguished list is made up of diverse ventures with the ability to change the world through innovation in education, clean energy, healthcare, technology, commerce, and more. In addition to global recognition, the recipients of the Kairos 50 award will be invited to the prestigious Kairos Global Summit that is held Feb 3rd-4th, 2012 at the United Nations, New York Stock Exchange, and Rockefeller Estate. At the global summit, the 50 honorees will be showcased on the trading floor of the NYSE to 350 top young entrepreneurs,150 world leaders, and leading global press outlets. By recognizing and supporting these fifty university ventures from around the world, The Kairos Society is helping the world’s future leaders drive the high-growth and high-impact innovation that will lead to a better tomorrow.”
To be chosen as one of the Kairos 50 last year, was an amazing opportunity to meet great minds and build strong networks. After that experience, joining the Kairos Society as a fellow seemed like the only logical step to take in my pursuit to emerge myself deeper into the organization that fostered such innovation and change among entrepreneurial ventures. It has been a great couple weeks of amazing news and I’de like to thank the Kairos Society for my acceptance and I look forward to bringing new innovative ideas to the entrepreneurial table.
For those of you interested in learning more about The Kairos Sociey, join, or apply for the Kairos 50, head on over to www.kairossociety.org