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Your Invitation to the Future: 2016 Global Solutions Program Closing Ceremony

Join Singularity University on August 26th at the Santa Clara Convention Center for the 2016 Global Solutions Program Closing Ceremony—an exciting night of inspiration, impact, and innovative pitches for 20+ new startups aiming to tackle the world’s biggest challenges. This event will sell out! Reserve your ticket now. Tickets purchased before August 13 (Early Bird) are $55 and those purchased thereafter are $65. This summer, Singularity University’s Global Solutions Program (GSP) convened 79 entrepreneurs from… read more

Five Startups to Watch From Singularity University’s 2015 Global Solutions Program

For 10 weeks each summer, a group of impact-driven individuals from around the world come to Singularity University’s Silicon Valley campus to embark on our flagship Graduate Solutions Program (GSP). Seven weeks into the program, the participants take on SU’s 10^9 challenge with the goal of building a company that will positively impact a billion people in 10 years by leveraging exponential technology. For many of these teams, GSP is only the beginning. Here’s a look inside five GSP 2015 team projects turned into startups and some of their post-program achievements. Applications for the 2016 Graduate Solutions Program are open until February 22nd. Click here to begin your application. 1. Aipoly: Artificial intelligence for the blind The Team: Marita Cheng, Alberto Rizzoli, Simon Edwardsson Aipoly is an intelligent smartphone assistant for the visually impaired. Users take a photograph of a scene in front of them, which is then uploaded to Aipoly’s server, analyzed, and tagged. A description of the scene is read back to the user via text-to-speech. Aipoly’s app officially launched this January and was released in Apple’s app store. Since launch, 33,000 visually impaired individuals have downloaded the app. Co-founder Marita Cheng was recently listed as #6 in StartUp Daily’s Top 50 Female Entrepreneurs under 40, and the company won a booth at CES 2016 after being named a winner of a CEA Foundation contest. The company has been written up in TechCrunch, The Daily Dot, Kurzweil AI, and more. 2. AIME: Artificial intelligence in medical epidemiology The Team: Rainier Mallol, Dhesi Baha Raja AIME is using big data analytics and machine learning to predict the location and time of infectious disease outbreaks in real time. During tests of their dengue prediction platform in Malaysia and Brazil, AIME predicted where outbreaks would occur with 84-88% accuracy in advance of the outbreak. After GSP,… read more

A Peek at Some of the Coolest Companies in the SU Universe

“Want to become a billionaire? Then help a billion people.” “The world’s biggest problems are the world’s biggest business opportunities.” Both of these statements are the way I describe the… read more
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