Let’s Join Together to Create Positive Change

Saturday, October 6th, 2018, is Singularity University’s 10th anniversary, and we’re doing something very special to mark the occasion—an exponential celebration of impact and positive change that our entire community (and the rest of the world!) can join.

We’re calling it the #10xImpactChallenge.

The 10x Impact Challenge is a global campaign designed to take SU’s mission—to educate, inspire, and empower others to use exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest problems—to a whole new level. Why 10x Impact? Because SU is all about pursuing bold, audacious solutions to the most intractable problems humanity faces today. Our global community embraces a 10x mindset and is passionate about working together to catalyze exponential positive change in order to create a better future for all.

We’re calling on you and your networks to spread this powerful message and call-to-action by publicly committing to creating positive impact. We hope that that together we can not only engage and inspire people across the globe to play a part in shaping the future, but also raise awareness of all the critical problems that need to be solved. All change starts with one. We hope you’ll be that one and join us!

How You Can Participate

First, choose an issue, cause, or global grand challenge you’re inspired to tackle. Whether you want to increase your own knowledge or raise awareness among others, volunteer to remove plastic from the ocean or plant trees in your community, inspire children to get excited about technology or mentor executives to consider ethical implications of technology, launch a startup or innovation project to build something meaningful that addresses a real problem… you’re part of the solution!

Next, think about who you want to challenge. We want this message to spread far and wide! Identify as many people as you can who you think will be inspired to answer the call to action. This is where the multiplier effects come into play (we named this the 10x Impact Challenge for a reason!).

Then create a great message to share on all of your social networking accounts. You’ll post your message on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Pinterest, and wherever else you live online. Make sure your message tags all those people you identified above!

Here’s a sample post you can start with:

Hi, I’m [YOUR NAME] and I’m committed to [YOUR COMMITMENT TO IMPACT] in the next [TIME PERIOD]. I challenge [@your friends and family] to take the #10xImpactChallenge with me to positively impact the world by making your own commitment and tagging 10 more people in the next 48 hours.

Finally, record a quick video of yourself committing to the challenge and calling on your friends to make their own commitments. Post your message and the video you’ve just made to as many of your social accounts as possible, include the #10xImpactChallenge hashtag, and tag everyone in your network. Give them a 48-hour time limit to respond.

Global Grand Challenges Desert
Global Grand Challenges Deforestation
Global Grand Challenges Shelter
Global Grand Challenges Water

Tips to Spread the Word

Need some cool tips to help spread the word? We’re here to help!

  • Post to as many platforms as possible for the broadest exposure. Post your message and video together to your accounts, and also use your video to craft stories on each platform.
  • Make your video authentic! Use your phone, bring your energy, and call out the people you want to challenge.
  • Be specific! Include a global grand challenge, technology, a target number or end state, and a date, if you can. This makes your commitment message far more powerful and concrete.
  • #BeExponential and dream big. We’re building a better future together, after all!
  • Challenge a diverse group of people to get as many different audiences as possible engaged.
  • Tag influencers and/or brands that would have an interest in your challenge area. Challenge celebrities, YouTubers, and bloggers to mąkę a bigger impact.

See Powerful Examples of Impact in Action

Over the next 30 years, we will encounter some of the greatest transitions that any generation has ever had to face. Technological disruption is affecting every part of our lives…every business, every industry, every society. We believe that by leveraging exponential technologies, we have the opportunity to solve humanity’s biggest challenges. Learn more about how we look at impact at SU.

Watch these brief videos from SU Portfolio Companies making a difference

In its first ten years, SU’s GSP has helped launch many incredible ideas. Here are a few of our favorites that have become viable, truly impactful companies:

Deep Blocks

Deep Blocks leverages AI to digitize and automate real estate development, from design calculations and construction to 3D modeling, and more.

Matternet

Matternet enables organizations around the world to build and operate drone logistics networks for transporting goods on demand, through the air, at a fraction of the time and cost.

Iris.ai

Iris builds AI tools to take researchers from a problem to a precise reading list in less than two days.

ImpactVision

Impact Vision is on a mission is to build a more transparent and secure global food system, using hyperspectral technology.

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