Singularity University Announces Nine New and Ten Renewal SingularityU Chapters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA – July 11, 2017 – 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 nine new community Chapters, and ten Chapter renewals, bringing the total of SingularityU Chapters worldwide to 116 in 61 countries. Four new countries joined the SingularityU Chapter roster: Portugal, The Philippines, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam.

New SingularityU Chapters have been formed in Campinas and Curitiba, Brazil; Cascais Lisbon, Portugal; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Manila,The Philippines; Salamanca, Spain; Sydney, Australia; and Trieste, Italy. Chapter renewals have been granted to Beirut, Lebanon; Bilbao, Spain; Bogota, Columbia; New York, NY, USA; Porto Alegre, Brazil; Seoul, Korea; Tokyo, Japan; Venice, Italy; Vienna, Austria; and Zurich, Switzerland. The Chapters and their leadership teams are listed below, and you can read about these local Chapters in their founders’ own words on Medium.

In 2017, SingularityU Chapters hosted 320 events around the world, attracting more than 25,000 participants focused on employing technological innovation to improve the quality of life in their communities and around the world. Chapter application and review periods occur quarterly. The Q3 Chapter application process is open now for innovators interested in supporting the SU mission by establishing a SingularityU Chapter. Visit su.org/chapters/apply to learn more.

SingularityU Chapters form the foundation of the Global SU community

“SU collaborates with its global ecosystem through Chapters, which are locally organized communities focused on social good and exponential technologies,” said Dharmishta Rood, Singularity University’s Senior Program Director of Community Leadership. “Through events hosted by SingularityU Chapter leadership teams, with individuals of diverse professions—including entrepreneurs, policy makers, designers, academics, and business and NGO leaders—SingularityU Chapters assemble experts from around the world who advance the use of technology in a number of sectors, including health, learning, security, energy, and water. Participants in these local communities share SU’s mission to help solve humanity’s greatest challenges through the use of technology.”

SU welcomes applications for new Chapter submissions every quarter. At least one member of the proposed Chapter leadership team must have participated in an SU activity, such as attending the SU Executive Program, SU Incubator, and/or SU Ventures, and have been inspired to empower innovators in their local communities. Chapter leadership teams represent a diversity of perspectives and experiences, and demonstrate community-building skills that align with overall SingularityU Chapter goals.

 

New SingularityU Chapters and leadership teams

SingularityU Campinas

Karla Córdoba Brenes, Mauricio de Campos Bueno, Stefanie M. Falconi

 

SingularityU Curitiba

Francisco Rodrigues Gomes, Osmar Zózimo De Souza Jr

 

SingularityU Ho Chi Minh City

An Huynh, Ivy Doan, Loc Huynh

 

SingularityU Jeddah

Abeer Aleryani, Alaa Alsharif, Dr. Hazem Zaqzouq, Mossaab Hashem, Nabeel Anan, Raaid Alireza, Samar Samir

 

SingularityU Cascais Lisbon

Catherine Lombarts, Fernando Soares, Francisca Brito Pereira, João Barbosa, Maria Pedro Silva, Ricardo Marvao

 

SingularityU Manila

Benjamin So, Dino Lising, Jasen Ko, Venu Kotamraju

 

SingularityU Salamanca

Marjorie Hernandez De Vogelsteller, Sylvia Tauden, Teresa María Alarcos Tamayo

 

SingularityU Sydney

Bucky Beyer, Kelly Knueven, Lucy Buchanan, Pete Corbett

 

SingularityU Trieste

George Kourousias, Giovanni Loser, Guido Bortoluzzi, Roberto Pugliese

 

Renewing SingularityU Chapters and Leadership Teams

SingularityU Venice (renewal)

Luca Quattrin, Massimiliano Ventimiglia, Matteo Sarzana, Mirko Lalli, Stefano Mizzella,

 

SingularityU Vienna (renewal)

Markus Heingärtner, Petra Hauser

 

SingularityU Zurich (renewal)

Evelyne Pflugi, Marc Bernegger, Tobias Reichmuth

 

SingularityU Beirut (renewal)

Fouad Fattal, Aristide Bacha

 

SingularityU Bilbao (renewal)

Diego Soroa, Gorka Muñecas, Pablo Orduna, Ramon de la Sota

 

SingularityU Bogota (renewal)

Carlos Castellanos, Claudia Aparicio, Isabel Espinosa, Juan Carlos Guaqueta, Santiago Pinzón

 

SingularityU New York City (renewal)

Alan Pereira, Aliye Mosaad, Brett Jones, Marcelo Guimarães, Michael Benjamin, Rogerio Takayanagi, Sidney Nakahodo

 

SingularityU Porto Alegre (renewal)

Cristian Basilio De Almeida, Diana Werlang, Leandro Pompermaier, Marcelo Paes, Rafael Prikladnicki, Renato Cunha,

 

SingularityU Seoul (renewal)

Dong Ho Hwang, Juno Ko, San Ko, Tony Lyu

 

SingularityU Tokyo (renewal)

Jovan Rebolledo Mendez, Kazunori Saito, Satomi Yoshida

 

For more information about SingularityU Chapters go to https://su.org/chapters/.

 

ABOUT SINGULARITY UNIVERSITY

Singularity University (SU) is a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build an abundant future for all. SU’s collaborative platform empowers individuals and organizations across the globe to learn, connect, and innovate breakthrough solutions using accelerating technologies like artificial intelligence, robotics, and digital biology. A certified benefit corporation headquartered at NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley, SU was founded in 2008 by renowned innovators Ray Kurzweil and Peter H. Diamandis with program funding from leading organizations including Google, Deloitte, and UNICEF. To learn more, visit SU.org, join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @SingularityU, and download the SingularityU Hub mobile app.

 

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