MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 11, 2017 – Singularity University, a global community with a mission to educate, inspire, and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to help solve humanity’s grand challenges, has announced the creation of nine new community Chapters, and ten Chapter renewals, bringing the total of SingularityU Chapters worldwide to 116 in 61 countries. Four new countries joined the SingularityU Chapter roster: Portugal, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.New SingularityU Chapters have been formed in Campinas and Curitiba, Brazil; Cascais Lisbon, Portugal; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Manila,The Philippines; Salamanca, Spain; Sydney, Australia; and Trieste, Italy. Chapter renewals have been granted to Beirut, Lebanon; Bilbao, Spain; Bogota, Columbia; New York, NY, USA; Porto Alegre, Brazil; Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan; Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Zurich, Switzerland. The Chapters and their leadership teams are listed below, and you can read about these local Chapters in their founders’ own words on Medium.In 2017, SingularityU Chapters hosted 320 events around the world, attracting more than 25,000 participants focused on employing technological innovation to improve the quality of life in their communities and around the world. Chapter application and review periods occur quarterly. The Q3 Chapter application process is open now for innovators interested in supporting the SU mission by establishing a SingularityU Chapter. Visit su.org/chapters/apply to learn more.
“SU collaborates with its global ecosystem through Chapters, which are locally organized communities focused on social good and exponential technologies,” said Dharmishta Rood, Singularity University’s Senior Program Director of Community Leadership. “Through events hosted by SingularityU Chapter leadership teams, with individuals of diverse professions—including entrepreneurs, policy makers, designers, academics, and business and NGO leaders—SingularityU Chapters assemble experts from around the world who advance the use of technology in a number of sectors, including health, learning, security, energy, and water. Participants in these local communities share SU’s mission to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges through the use of technology.”SU welcomes applications for new Chapter submissions every quarter. At least one member of the proposed Chapter leadership team must have participated in an SU activity, such as attending the SU Executive Program, SU Incubator, and/or SU Ventures, and have been inspired to empower innovators in their local communities. Chapter leadership teams represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences, and demonstrate community-building skills that align with overall SingularityU Chapter goals.
SingularityU CampinasKarla Córdoba Brenes, Mauricio de Campos Bueno, Stefanie M. FalconiSingularityU CuritibaFrancisco Rodrigues Gomes, Osmar Zózimo De Souza JrSingularityU Ho Chi Minh CityAn Huynh, Ivy Doan, Loc HuynhSingularityU JeddahAbeer Aleryani, Alaa Alsharif, Dr. Hazem Zaqzouq, Mossaab Hashem, Nabeel Anan, Raaid Alireza, Samar SamirSingularityU Cascais LisbonCatherine Lombarts, Fernando Soares, Francisca Brito Pereira, João Barbosa, Maria Pedro Silva, Ricardo MarvaoSingularityU ManilaBenjamin So, Dino Lising, Jasen Ko, Venu KotamrajuSingularityU SalamancaMarjorie Hernandez De Vogelsteller, Sylvia Tauden, Teresa María Alarcos TamayoSingularityU SydneyBucky Beyer, Kelly Knueven, Lucy Buchanan, Pete CorbettSingularityU TriesteGeorge Kourousias, Giovanni Loser, Guido Bortoluzzi, Roberto Pugliese
SingularityU Venice (renewal)Luca Quattrin, Massimiliano Ventimiglia, Matteo Sarzana, Mirko Lalli, Stefano Mizzella, SingularityU Vienna (renewal)Markus Heingärtner, Petra HauserSingularityU Zurich (renewal)Evelyne Pflugi, Marc Bernegger, Tobias ReichmuthSingularityU Beirut (renewal)Fouad Fattal, Aristide BachaSingularityU Bilbao (renewal)Diego Soroa, Gorka Muñecas, Pablo Orduna, Ramon de la SotaSingularityU Bogota (renewal)Carlos Castellanos, Claudia Aparicio, Isabel Espinosa, Juan Carlos Guaqueta, Santiago PinzónSingularityU New York City (renewal)Alan Pereira, Aliye Mosaad, Brett Jones, Marcelo Guimarães, Michael Benjamin, Rogerio Takayanagi, Sidney NakahodoSingularityU Porto Alegre (renewal)Cristian Basilio De Almeida, Diana Werlang, Leandro Pompermaier, Marcelo Paes, Rafael Prikladnicki, Renato Cunha, SingularityU Seoul (renewal)Dong Ho Hwang, Juno Ko, San Ko, Tony LyuSingularityU Tokyo (renewal)Jovan Rebolledo Mendez, Kazunori Saito, Satomi YoshidaFor more information about SingularityU Chapters go to https://su.org/chapters/.ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITYSingularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download the SingularityU Hub mobile app.MEDIA CONTACT:Singularity University: email@example.com