Tag Archive: Singularity University

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    by Angie Chang

    Getaround Founder Jessica Scorpio Taking The Stage At Women 2.0 Conference 2013 To Talk About Disrupting A Billion Lives

    Get your ticket now to join us on Valentine’s Day and learn from successful women entrepreneurs including Jessica Scorpio at the 2013 Women 2.0 Conference!

    By Angie Chang (Co-Founder & Editor-in-Chief, Women 2.0)

    Carsharing marketplace Getaround raised $13.9M in Series A funding last August (investors include Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer). Founded by 24-year old Jessica Scorpio, Getaround wants to change the way billions of people literally *get around*.

  2. sulogo
    by Angie Chang

    To Start Up Or To SU-Up?

    Our upcoming Kickstarter campaign will provide us with the promotional push and funding needed to take our social enterprise to the next level.

    By Melissa McCoy (Partner & Vice President of Engineering, TOHL)

    After graduating in May, I had two choices: I could head down to Chile and join my three partners in developing TOHL, our water social enterprise, or I could travel to Silicon Valley to participate in Singularity University’s 10-week Graduate Studies summer program.

    Both were attractive choices, but choosing either could mean giving up the opportunity of a lifetime.

    My TOHL partners, Ben Cohen, Travis Horsley, and Apoorv Sinha, and I had been working for over a year on developing TOHL’s technology: a low-cost water pipeline installation method that has the potential to connect the nearly 1 billion people without clean water

  3. sulogo
    by Angie Chang

    The Woman Leaders At Singularity University

    People don’t always like to change but at the end, everybody loves to be on the winning side. Therefore if you are really passionate about your idea and you can clearly see that the change you are creating inspires positive outcomes, then the people will love you and will follow you and will not want to let you go.

    By Bogdana Rakova (Computer Science Student, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski)

    Over 40% of this year’s Graduate Studies Program class at Singularity University is made of women entrepreneurs in all fields – from technology to finance, from neuroscience to reinventing the educational system… But what is the Singularity?

    One of the best descriptions of the term comes from Ray Kurzweil’s book – “The Singularity Is Near” – he says “an era in which our intelligence will become increasingly nonbiological and trillions of times more powerful than it is today — the dawning of a new civilization that will enable us to transcend out biological limitations

  4. sulogo
    by Angie Chang

    Preparing Humanity For Accelerating Technological Change – Singularity University

    Help me learn from the best and change the world at NASA this summer – rally with me!

    By Bogdana Rakova (Computer Science Student, University of Sofia “St. Kliment Ohridski)

    How to answer the grand challenges of our time and positively impact the lives of a billion people? This is the big question ahead of a group of 80 amazing leaders from all around the world. They are all going to join forces with the most accomplished experts in academics, business, and government in search of how we can leverage exponential technologies in solving real world problems.

    This is an intense 10 weeks experience – the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program. Founded by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil, Singularity University is

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    by Angie Chang

    The Secret Behind Winning The Singularity University Global Impact Competition

    It is about persevering and never giving up. Any woman can do it if she cares about something.

    By Priszcilla Várnagy (Co-Founder & CEO, Be-novative)

    How can we improve the lives of at least 1 million people and the standard of living — health, education, and security — in the next 3 years through the use of any kind of exponentially improving technology in the Central Eastern Europe & Southern Eastern Europe region?

    This was the question raised by Singularity University, lead by Rob Nail and jointly founded by Dr. Peter H. Diamandis and Dr. Ray Kurzweil based at the NASA Research Park campus in the heart of Silicon Valley. I represented the Be-novative team and won the competition and the scholarship.

  6. sulogo
    by Angie Chang

    Calling All Female Game-Changers For Singularity University

    Scholarships are available to select female catalysts chosen to attend Singularity University.

    By Susan Fonseca (Founding Member, Singularity University & Founder, [email protected])

    Singularity University (SU), a Silicon Valley organization located at NASA Research Park in California seeks next-generation rock-stars to join this summer’s Graduate Studies Program 2012 (GSP12).

    Every summer, SU selects 80 top students from around the world to join the GSP class. Our students comprise a diverse set of forward-thinking minds with entrepreneurial experience and a passion for solving the biggest challenges.

    Apply today! Deadline to apply is March 31, 2012.