MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – April 18, 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 14 new community Chapters and 12 Chapter renewals, bringing the worldwide total to 156 SingularityU Chapters in 68 countries.New SingularityU Chapters have been formed in Ankara, Turkey; Auckland, New Zealand; Escazu, Costa Rica; Frankfurt Am Main, Germany; Guatemala City, Guatemala; Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China; Innsbruck, Austria; Medellin, Colombia; Quetta, Pakistan; Neenah, Wisconsin, and Tucson, Arizona, United States; Valencia, Spain; Vicenza, Italy; and Vilnius, Lithuania.Chapter renewals have been granted to Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Asuncion, Paraguay; Brasilia, Brazil; Newcastle, Australia; Northwest Arkansas, United States; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Rome, Italy; Rotterdam, The Netherlands; San Francisco, United States; Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic; Shenzhen, China; and Vitoria, Brazil.“The global network of Chapters at Singularity University is engaging local communities around the ideas of exponential technology, social impact, and abundance,” said Dharmishta Rood, Singularity University’s senior director of Community Leadership. “SingularityU Chapters regularly host events in their cities, engaging stakeholders across a wide range of professional experiences including entrepreneurs, policymakers, designers, academics, and business and NGO leaders. By participating in Chapter events, attendees gain access to a network of impact-driven peers, mentors, and potential collaborators.”The United States now has 24 Chapters, and five countries have expanded from one Chapter to two: Austria, Colombia, Costa Rica, New Zealand, and Turkey. There has also been the formation of new Chapters in places with no previous representation: Guatemala, Hong Kong, and Lithuania.Chapter application and review periods occur quarterly. The Q2 Chapter application process will open today, April 18th, for innovators interested in supporting the SU mission by establishing a SingularityU Chapter. Visit su.org/chapters/apply to learn more. It is now possible to apply in a single application process for the Global Impact Challenge and Chapter license together.Chapter leadership teams represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences and demonstrate community-building skills that align with overall SingularityU Chapter goals.The Chapters and their leadership teams are listed below, and you can read about these Chapters in their founders’ own words on the SU Blog.
André Lago, Cristina Castro Lucas de Souza, Danielle Rodrigues, Gino Terentim Jr, Hannah Salmen, Juliana Martinelli, Juliano Lopes, Marcelo Almeida, Sephora Lillian, Thais Helena Nunnes Lodovico, Thiago de Aragao
Alessandra Menezes Rodrigues, Ana Isabella González Palma, Ana Sofía Hegel Peralta, Anapaola Fernández Lehnhoff, Erick Quan, Jose Antonio Monteros Figueroa, Leandro Mauricio Porras, Maria Isabel Nölck, Pedro Ruíz, Rafael Davini, Ximena Vargas Respreto, Yara Morales Trujillo, Ziomara Estrada
Ayesha Abdul Majeed, Muhammad Shah, Rehmat Khan, Sadia Khan, Syed Nisar, Yumna Iftikhar
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