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 su.org/chapters/apply to learn more.
“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.
Abhinav Shrivastava, Cameron Jackson, Cerasela Tanasescu, Grant Downie
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