Singularity University Announces Fifteen New and Thirteen Renewal SingularityU Chapters

January 24, 2019

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – January 24, 2019 – 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 15 new community Chapters, and 13 Chapter renewals, bringing the total of SingularityU Chapters worldwide to 142 in 66 countries. Burkina Faso, Luxembourg, and Malaysia join the SingularityU Chapter roster.New SingularityU Chapters have been formed in Bangalore, Gurgaon, and Kolkata, India; Basel, Switzerland; Jundiai and Contagem, Brazil; Durban, South Africa; Erie, PA, Grand Rapids, MI, and Raleigh Triangle, North Carolina; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Luxembourg, Luxembourg; Melbourne, Australia; Nuremberg, Germany; Ottawa, Canada; and Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. Chapter renewals have been granted to Belo Horizonte and Recife, Brazil; Cape Town and Johannesburg, South Africa; Dublin, Ireland; Eindhoven, The Netherlands; London, United Kingdom; Los Angeles, CA, and Miami, FL; Singapore; and Warsaw, Poland. Brazil now has a total of 13 Chapters, India has five, and the United States has a total of 22 Chapters. The Chapters and their leadership teams are listed below, and you can read about these local Chapters in their founders’ own words on the SU Blog.Chapter application and review periods occur quarterly. The Q1 Chapter application process will open today, January 24, 2019, for innovators interested in supporting the SU mission by establishing a SingularityU Chapter. Visit to learn more.

SingularityU Chapters form the foundation of the Global SU community

“The global network of Chapters at Singularity University is engaging the local community around the ideas of exponential technology, social impact, and abundance,” said Dharmishta Rood, Singularity University’s senior director of Community Leadership. “These Chapters regularly host events in their local cities, engaging stakeholders across a wide range of professional experiences including entrepreneurs, policy makers, designers, academics, and business and NGO leaders. By participating in these local events, local attendees gain access to a network of impact-driven peers, mentors, and potential collaborators.”Chapter leadership teams represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences and demonstrate community-building skills that align with overall SingularityU Chapter goals.

New SingularityU Chapters and leadership teams

SingularityU Basel (Switzerland)

Bruno Pfeiffer, Jennifer Cain Birkmose, Thomas Brenzikover

SingularityU Contagem (Brazil)

Cecília Araujo, Ednelson Rodela, Fabiano Birchal, Fabio Veras de Souza, Janayna Bhering, Jose Rubinger, Pedro Vaz, Washington Silvestre

SingularityU Durban (South Africa)

Kyle Fraser, Mic Mann, Prasenjit Sinha, Vino Govender

SingularityU Erie (USA)

George Espy, Nick Samsel, Jordan Fuller, Karl Sanchack

SingularityU Grand Rapids (USA)

Mary Brown, Jan Mathorne

SingularityU Gurgaon (India)

Armaan Kalsi, Hemant Sagar, Jaspreet Bindra, Rahul Khanna, Soaib Grewal, Tej Kapoor, Vivek Narain

SingularityU Jundiaí (Brazil)

Avelino Nader, Rodrigo Azevedo

SingularityU Kolkata (India)

Gyanesh Chaudhary

SingularityU Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)

Aditya Tuli, Heislyc Loh, Wen Shin Chia

SingularityU Luxembourg (Luxembourg)

Charles-Louis Machuron, Fabrice Testa, Marc Serres, Marina Andrieu, Pascal Steichen, Younis Hijazi

SingularityU Melbourne (Australia)

Abhinav Shrivastava, Cameron Jackson, Cerasela Tanasescu, Grant Downie

SingularityU Nuremberg (Germany)

Andreas Gruss, Andreas Konrads, Jörg Dombrowski

SingularityU Ottawa (Canada)

Jane Howe, Jonathan Connelly, Kevin Armstrong, Tanya Woods, Tejas Sawant

SingularityU Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)

Guibien Cléophas Zerbo, Jean Baptiste Millogo, Lawakilia Wilfried Drabo

SingularityU Raleigh Triangle (USA)

Otto Kumbar

Renewing SingularityU Chapters and Leadership Teams

SingularityU Bangalore (India)

Siddharth Moitra

SingularityU Belo Horizonte (Brazil)

Anna Martins, Filipe Ivo, Felipe Reis, Paola Carvalho, Roberta Assumpção

SingularityU Cape Town (South Africa)

Mic Mann, Patricia Gomes

SingularityU Dublin (Ireland)

Andrew Hagan, Conor Nolan

SingularityU Eindhoven (The Netherlands)

Anneke Veldink, Ingrid Van Tienen, Johan Treur, Nanny Huismans, Pim den Boer

SingularityU Johannesburg (South Africa)

Mic Mann

SingularityU Kyiv (Ukraine)

Andrii Dligach, Galina Novikova, Igor Novikov, Maryna Maksymenko, Ron Fridman, Volodymyr Bandura

SingularityU London (UK)

Christophe Pechoux, Dzera Kaytati, Maxson J.Y. Tee, Mitesh Soni, Niki Dembitz, Olga Savina, Robert Evans, Sri Sharma

SingularityU Los Angeles (USA)

Ewane Masango, Nathan Huie, Sheryar Adil

SingularityU Miami (USA)

Ana Benatuil, Jasmin Rohman, Jocelyn Cortez Young, Natasha Tsakos, Richard Greco, Yuda Saydun

SingularityU Recife (Brazil)

Henrique Castelletti, Jones Albuquerque, José Luiz Lima Filho, Mariana Nacarato, Onicio Leal Neto

SingularityU Singapore (Singapore)

Barbara Guerpillon, Charlie Ang, Dave Lim, Jack Sim, Justin Gadbois, Lee Chon Cheng, Soon Joo Gog, Steven Tucker

SingularityU Warsaw (Poland)

Jowita Michalska, Katarzyna Staroslawska, Magdalena MarchwickaFor more information about SingularityU Chapters, visit


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