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Top Five Lessons Learned From Our Singularity University Series [Bonus Episode 30]

Key Links Singularity University In this podcast, our goal is to uncover some of the most innovative companies leveraging leading-edge technology, like Singularity University. Companies like SU are taking on the global goals with social-impact driven business models. We want this podcast to be a resource for you to learn about the innovative tech of our time and integrate it into your business model. I've learned a ton in this recent singularity university series and I hope that you...


Sustainable Transportation: Levitating at 700mph in the Hyperloop [Episode 29]

Key Links: The mission of Hyperloop One is to create effortless journeys and expanding possibilities. With fast-moving pods magnetically propelled through tubes, people will be able to get to work in places hundreds of miles from where they live… and save time and costs in transportation. 1:30 How the Hyperloop works7:15 How the project started14:30 The business model - a tech IP provider22:00 Is it safe?37:00 Less stress more opportunity40:00 Global Goal 11:...


The Moonshot Factory: Building AI that Amplifies Humans [Episode 28]

Key Links "Moonshots" are the kind of goals and projects that invent a new era... the kind of projects that will usher in the intelligence age. 3:00 What is a "Moonshot Factory?" 9:00 Inventing the AI mothership, Seldn15:00 Radhika's story21:00 How does AI work?28:00 Tech that can amplify humans36:00 How can we understand the exponential?50:00 The 2 steps to begin designing your moonshot. Find out what kinds of projects they are working on - and how...


Exponential Opportunities to Build a Better Future for All [Episode 27]

Key links: By 2030, AI and robots will most likely take care of all of our day jobs. In this episode, Rob Nail shares some of the most innovative technologies coming to market, as well as the mindset shift we will all need to approach those changes positively. We cover: 4:45 How Rob became CEO6:45 The 10-year Tech forecast18:45 We don't have to fear the future31: How to visualize the future38:00 The new occupations for humans: Creating...


Innovating AI to Protect Civilians in Warzones [Episode 26]

Key Links: The Syrian Civil War has claimed the lives of over 500,000 innocent civilians since 2011. Now, AI company Hala Systems has developed technology to sound air raid sirens and alert civil defense ahead of a bombing or conflict to protect the innocent in a warzone. 00:30 What is Hala Systems? What are you solving?10:00 The conflict and civilian...


Digital Biology: Rewriting Life with Technology [Episode 25]

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Tiffany Vora, Head of Faculty at Singularity University, about Digital Biology and treating DNA like computer code. 5:00 The global SU faculty11:00 Digital Biology17:00 Building DNA like Legos24:00 Radical transparency and programming the future of life30:00 Bio Brokers... who owns your body's data?35:00 Moving from sick-care to healthcare54:00 Developing your Spidey Sense Tiffany's mission is to boil down the education from the past 1000 years and only...


Let’s Talk About the Future: The Global Grand Challenges App [Episode 24]

Key Links The SU Global Grand Challenges AppSu.orgThe Global Grand Challenges Singularity University Impact Director Brett Schilke shares how SU addresses the Global Goals in two main ways: solving resource needs and solving societal development needs. With the Global Grand Challenges and the SU App, anyone can help solve global problems. 2:00 How SU addresses the Global Goals7:00 SU’s Global Grand Challenges12:00 The brain-computer and casting a vision22:00The Global Grand Challenges...


The Revolutionary Keyboard for People with Motor Disabilities [Episode 23]

The mission of Key2Enable is to help kids with movement disabilities to stay in school and get great jobs with access to technology that they can use easily. 1:30 The mission and founding story4:00 How it works and who can use it9:00 Global Goal 10: Reduce Inequalities16:00 Tech Specs20:00 Going to market and the Indiegogo launch32:00 How to support Listen in to hear how digital accessibility forwards Global Goals 4, 8 and 10… and how one tool can open a whole world to a person with...


Preparing Startups for the Abundant Future [Episode 22]

Singularity University is on a mission to make the world a more abundant place. In this episode, we'll hear from Molly Pyle, the Senior Program Manager of Singularity University Programs and the Co-Chair of the Women's Impact Network. 2:00How Singularity Started: Niching in Exponential Technology4:00 What isAn Exponential Mindset?8:00 The SU Ecosystem and the Global Goals15:00 About Molly25:00 The Global Startup Program27:00 Where do I start?31:00What do the next decades look like for SU?...


An Introduction to the Singularity University Series [Season Two]

Key Links Singularity University In this introduction to Singularity Series, we’re uncovering some of the most innovative companies leveraging leading-edge technology. These companies are taking on the global goals with social-impact driven business models. We want this podcast to be a resource for you to learn about the innovative tech of our time and integrate it into your business model. And with this series of interview with Singularity University staff and companies, you’ll hear how...


Recapping 20 Episodes of Impact [Bonus]

Key Links Bonus EpisodeSingularity University In this podcast, our goal is to uncover some of the most innovative companies leveraging leading-edge technology. These companies are taking on the global goals with social-impact driven business models. We want this podcast to be a resource for you to learn about the innovative tech of our time and integrate it into your business model. We’ve learned about: Artificial intelligenceDataSatellitesThe power of the crowdRobotics3D printingIOT...


The Data-Driven Countdown Clock to End Extreme Poverty [Episode 20]

Key Links Did you know 1.1 people escape poverty every second? In this episode, we talk with Kris Hamel, Chief Operating Officer at World Data Lab. World Data Lab sources high-quality data and then makes the data come alive in the form of interactive tools, such as the World Poverty Clock. Here’s a podcast summary: 1:45 What is the mission ofWorld Data Lab?8:15 What, and why did you join World Data Lab?13:00 Why did you choose Global Goal...


Spring: The Startup Growth Company Behind 350 Impact Entrepreneurs [Episode 19]

Key Links In this episode, we’re talking with Keith Ippel, Co-Founder and CEO of Spring. Spring helps social entrepreneurs make an impact with their Incubator, Accelerator, Peer to Peer learning network, and their Funding Roundtables. 2:20 How Spring started3:30 Spring has worked with a LOT of entrepreneurs… how?5:45 What does it take to start a social venture?15:30 What are the top lessons Keith has learned?26:45 Keith’s proudest company wins37:30 Impact investing tips and the...


Six Real-Time Data Resources for Social Entrepreneurs [Bonus]

If you're listening to this podcast you're a social entrepreneur. As social entrepreneurs... We believe that we can use business as a vehicle to solve problems. One of my biggest takeaways from kenya is that you have to go to where you want to solve a problem to see it from the ground. If you don’t have the chance to go... You better have really good data about the challenges. And I've found that's pretty tough. So I started digging, and I found some amazing resources. Here are my favorite...


Empowering and Employing Talent in Africa [Episode 18]

In this episode, we talk with Eddy Vaisberg, the COO of Fuzu. Fuzu is a career platform where 500k active users can discover their talent, get the skills they need to fully unleash their potential and find a career they love. We will talk about: 3:00 The unemployment challenge7:30 How Fuzu aims to help graduates and employers26:30 The technology behind Fuzu46:30 The business model48:45 The global goals they are tackling Find out how Fuzu tackles 3 Global Goals: Global Goal #8, decent work...


Powering Africa Sustainably with Solar Mini-Grids [Episode 17]

Key Links Green Mini Grid Facility Website In Kenya, more than 1.3 million households are outside the national power grid. In this episode, hear Nakul Sharma talk about funding mini-grid development and the long term plan to shift Africa to sustainable power. 10:00 Why is a Power Grid Important?| Find out what life is like off the power grid, and what it takes to get power to people who live on less than $4 per day.14:30 African Resources| Africa is world’s largest geothermal resource, so...


Proving the Value of Impact Investing in Emerging Markets [Episode 16]

Key Links IFC Africa Ananya’s IFC portfolio group creates sustainable investment opportunities through partnership with the private sector. See how their investments impact education and healthcare in this episode. 2:00 How the IFC works| Investing in profitable AND sustainable ventures12:30 What kinds of investments does the IFC do in Africa?| How the IFC impacts a whole ecosystem with $5 million+ investments.18:00Healthcare &Education |How the IFC supports these two critical impact...


The High-Impact Tech Platform for Goods Transportation [Episode 15]

Key Links Lori Systems In this episode, Chandler interviews Ron Okello, the head of product marketing and PR at Lori Systems. Ron shows us how Lori Systems solves a major economic problem in East Africa: the relative cost of moving goods across East Africa is one of the highest in the world. 4:30 How the Platform Works| Lori Systems is a logistics coordination platform that seamlessly connects Cargo Owners and Transportation.13:30 Why Does the Data Matter? |With data on transporter...


Building Business in Kenya with Mobile Money [Episode 14]

Key Links: Mettā ----- Mettā is a network of entrepreneurs who share resources and mentorship internationally. In this episode, the Kenyan manager of Mettā helps us see what it’s like to address the Global Goals in an emerging market like Nairobi. 6:45 What is the startup landscape in Nairobi Kenya?The small population and scarcity of talent and resources impact which businesses thrive.18:45 What is M-Pesa and why is it such a big deal?M-Pesa is mobile money sent through text. It makes...


Announcing the Kenya Sessions Miniseries on the Global Goals Project [Bonus]

Over 783 people in the world are living on less than $1.90 per day, and half of those are in sub-saharan Africa. In this introduction, Chandler asks: what is it going to take to tackle the #1 Global Goal and overcome poverty? Chandler headed to Kenya to find out how access to the internet impacts development in emerging markets. The Global Goals Project will cover three main topics in the upcoming series of interviews with Kenya-based founders: Can we 80/20 the Global Goals?If we pooled...