each year up to 40 office of kairos, search out 50 student entrepreneurs

here's 2014

The 2014 Kairos 50 are as follows:

109 Design 
New Haven, United States

Tel Aviv, Israel

Hong Kong

Monterrey, Mexico

Bird Control Group 
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Waterloo, Canada

Mountain View, United States

Cambridge, United States

Detonation Dynamics 
Arlington, United States

London, United Kingdom

Disease Diagnostic Group 
Cambridge, United States

Philadelphia, United States

Eko Devices 
Berkeley, United States

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Epi Squared L.L.C. 
Kansas City, United States

Harare, Zimbabwe

New York City, United States

Washington D.C., United States

Foxtrot Systems, Inc. 
Boston, United States

Trujillo, Peru

São Paulo, Brazil

Grove Labs 
Boston, United States

New York City, United States

Warsaw, Poland

Kugar Systems Inc. 
San Francisco, United States

Waterloo, Canada

Lily Robotics 
Berkeley, United States

Me Salva! 
Porto Alegre, Brazil

Medella Health 
Waterloo, Canada

Cairo, Egypt

Boston, United States

London, United Kingdom

Owlet Baby Care 
Provo, United States

San Francisco, United States

Recon Therapeutics 
Boston, United States

Houston, United States

Remedy Inc. 
San Francisco, United States

Restored Hearing 
Dublin, Ireland

Rethink Education 
Cape Town, South Africa

Los Angeles, United States

Rise Robotics 
Somerville, United States

Code (formerly RoboPhone) 
Budapest, Hungary

Solstice Power 
Syracuse, United States

Territorium Life 
Monterrey, Mexico

Copenhagen, Denmark

Vital Vio, 
Troy, United States

New York City, United States

Wiivv Wearables, Inc. 
Vancouver, Canada

WISE Systems 
Cambridge, United States

Cambridge, United States

About Kairos Society 
Kairos transcends [international] boundaries because in our interdependent world, there are no borders when it comes to the pressing issues that we all face. -- Bill Clinton, 42nd U.S. President

Founded in 2008, Kairos Society supports young entrepreneurs as they innovate from idea to execution to solve problems and scale impact. From regional forums hosted by local Kairos student teams to the Global Summit hosted by Kairos HQ, Kairos regularly convenes its community to learn about local ecosystems and help young entrepreneurs build market-ready businesses with the support of global corporations, mentors and universities. For more on the Kairos Society and the Global Summit, please visit http://vimeo.com/73872367 andhttp://kairossociety.org/.

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here's 2013


Addy (San Francisco): A way to share your exact GPS location with a simple URL.

Listn (Montreal): A social network where people share music and playlists. Founded by Mike Schmidt (Queen’s University).

ONE (California and Texas): An app where you can explore interests like people, events, media, and products. Founded by Cory Levy (University of Illinois).


BPG Werks (Boston and Ontario): Creators of science fiction-like vehicles, such as the UNO concept bike and the DTV Shredder, which is “part skateboard, part Segway, and park tank.” Founded by Benjamin Gulak (MIT) and Ryan Fairhead.

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MiniBrakeA remote-controlled brake for children’s bikes. Founded by Marcell Szirtes, Péter Szesztay, and Dániel Bognár

Seat-eAn outdoor bench that has wifi and can charge your electronic devices. Founded by Philipp Naegelein (HEC Paris).

Alcohoot (New York): A breathalyzer for your smartphone. Founded by Jonathan Ofir.


Jon Lou: Creators of fashion accessories that incorporate technology. Founded by Theodora Koullias.

Social Good and Sustainability

Black Silicon Solar (Denmark): Creators of nanotechnology that make solar cells more affordable. Founded by Rasmus Davidsen (Technical University of Denmark) and Hjalmar Nilsonne (Royal Institute of Technology).

Bluerise (Netherlands): Creators of technology that generates energy from the thermal power of the ocean. Founded by Berend Jan Kleute (Delft University of Technology).

Grupo Ecosfera (Brazil): Creators of eco-friendly bricks that are not made in an oven. Founded by Felipe Augusto (Universidade Estacio de Sa).

Sustainable MicroFarms: Develops technology for hydroponic farming that is ten times more efficient. Founded by Sanjay Rajpoot (University of Southern California).

Sword & PloughCreators of bags made by veterans using recycled military surplus material. They hope to increase veteran employment and the connection between veterans and civilians. Founded by Emily Nunez (Middlebury College).

Whitenife (India): Creators of a material that is 89 percent identical to ivory, designed to reduce ivory trade. Founded by Sonia Agarwal (Babson College).


Pivotal Testing (Blacksburg, VA): An online testing and grading platform for higher education. Founded by Braden Croy (Virginia Tech).

Teach Twice (Nashville, TN): A social venture that allows parents in the developed world to buy books written in the developing world, with profits going to improve education for the latter.

Consumer Health and Sports

ciSports: A database of football players that helps scouts figure out the best athletes. Founded by Giels Brouwer (University of Twente).

Sportaneous (New York City): A marketplace for fitness classes. Founded by Omar Haroun (Oxford University and University of California, Berkeley) and Reuben Doetsch (Columbia University).

Turnyp (California and New York): A community for people on restricted diets to find recipes and restaurants. Founded by Louis-Victor Jadavji (University of Southern California) and Matthew Gu (Claremont McKenna College).

Nightingale (Boston): An app that reminds patients to take their medication and involves doctors in the process. Founded by Delian Asparouhov (MIT).

DiagnosMe (New Hampshire): Technology that monitors biomolecules in sweat, which reflect immune system activity and indicate the onset of diseases. Founded by Riley Ennis (Dartmouth College).

3D Printing and Modeling

Layer by Layer (Los Angeles): A marketplace for 3D designs. Founded by Jonathan Schwartz (Harvey Mudd College).

Dreambox (San Francisco): Creators of a 3D printing vending machine. Founded by Will Drevno (University of California, Berkeley).

VirtualU (Blacksburg, VA): Software that can create 3D models of human bodies and products, particularly useful for designing clothes. Founded by Caroline Pugh and Nicholas Gagianas (both at Virginia Tech).

Health Care

Advocates for World Health (Tampa and Gainesville): They collect extra medical products and redistribute them to areas of need. Founded by Jordan Markel and Ryan Kania.  

M3D: A search engine for medical researchers that can pull data in hours, rather than days. Founded by Georgy Ramonov (University of California, Berkeley).

Mana Health (Brooklyn): Software that crunches patient data and can recommend tests, treatments, and diagnoses. Founded by Christopher Bradley (Rutgers University and NYU-Poly).

MIRA Rehab (London): Helps make physical therapy exercises more fun using gamification. Founded by Cosmin Mihaiuis (Babes-Bolyai University).

Nanoly BioscienceCreated a polymer that allows vaccines to survive without refrigeration. Founded by Nanxi Liu (University of California Berkeley).

NeuroSpire (Durham): Brain imaging technology for businesses to figure out consumers’ subconscious preferences. Founded by Jake Stauch (Duke University).

SOMA Analytics (Germany): A tool for businesses to monitor employee stress and wellbeing. It works on a smartphone and observes stress (through things like typing and talking) and sleep. Founded by Johann Huber (University of St. Gallen).

Tech in the WorldGlobal health fellowships for computer science students. Founded by Brandon Liu (Harvard University).

Wellframe (Cambridge): Mobile technology that helps hospitals monitor patients after procedures like organ transplants, cancer treatment, and heart surgery. Founded by Archit Bhise (MIT).


Infinity Aerospace (Silicon Valley): Creators of ArduLab, an open source science facility that is ready to be taken to space. Founded by Manu Sharma (Stanford University).


Regalii (New York City): A free and easy way for Latin American immigrants to send money back to their families. Founded by Inigo Rumayor (University of Pennsylvania and Universidad Autonoma de Mexico).


Cortex CompositesCreates sustainable construction materials like cortex, which can act like concrete. Founded by Daniel Rudyak (University of Southern California).

EMOVE (Lisbon): Creators of a generator that works with wind turbines and wave energy devices. Founded by Pedro Balas (Instituto Superior Tecnico).

VIRES: Creators of the Virtually Infinite Rotary Exponentiation System, a transmission design that increases efficiency and torque. They have also designed new wings for drones, a plastic recycling machine, and a wind turbine. Founded by Harshil Goel (University of California, Berkeley), Jordan Greene (University of California, Berkeley), and Jason Forslin (University of the Pacific).

B2B and Software 

LoveAppFirstSight (Israel): An app discovery and marketing platform that helps developers find potential users. Founded by Tom Goldberg (IDC Herzlia).

Striking.ly (San Francisco): Software that makes it simple to set up a beautiful mobile website. Founded by Teng Bao (University of Chicago).

Stratio: Creators of portable hyper-spectral sensors, which are used in cameras. Founded by Rebecca Hinds (Stanford University).

Big Fish Presentations (Baton Rouge): A studio of designers, writers, and speakers who can help your business with presentations. Founded by Gustavo Murillo (Louisiana State University).

Hexun Science & Technology: An online monitoring system for global agriculture, which tracks problems like droughts, forest fires, and floods. Founded by Yin Mengling (Chinese University of Hong Kong).

Kip SolutionsHelps nonprofits and caused-based organizations identify influential supporters on social media. Founded by Patrick Ip (University of Chicago).

noQ: Technology that lets shoppers simply walk out of a store with items they want and get charged automatically. Founded by Spencer Hewett (Thiel Fellow).

Politify, Inc. (Berkeley): Creators of Outline for government, a simulator that models how policies and budgets will affect citizens. Founded by Nikita Bier (University of California, Berkeley).

Posmetrics (Cambridge) Software for businesses to collect feedback from clients. Founded by Merrill Lutsky (Harvard College).

RepStampA universal reputation system for buyers and sellers on ecommerce sites. Founded by Dan Benjamin (Efi Arazi School of Computer Science).

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survey 1of child centric education

My dream: everyone experiences Harrison Owen OpenSpace After%20the%20Rage.pdf

IF SCHOOLS were child centric they would make age relevant interventions:

if anyone is illiterate at age 6 it only takes 90 days to change that - best of all a literate kid can be main helper in 20 minute session - see sunita gandhi

finacial literacy would be practicsed from age 8 - see aflatoun ( works in 100 countries

from age 10 pre-teens would have access to pfysical and mental health studies designed peer to peer -see Lancet

no kid would leave primary school without knowing how open space meetings/teamwork is facilitated

teachers would be celebrated for clarifying which skills involve experiential learning not classroom examination - while there is some recognition that music and sports involve practice, its shocking that coding isnt valued this way ..


Do you have life-changing moment to share? - what was it and what did you think or do differently after it?

example until 9/11, i assumed that (good) futures are happening somewhere in the world and would be searched out so that all could communally replicate them;  === 9/11 caused me to question whether global connectivity will give us time to find sustainable solutions for our kids- i became particulaly interested in places where good education leaps appeared but did not get app'd the world over - one example actually goes back to my favorite 1990s advances in schools that a small cliuster of new zealand schools pioneered - download it here https://oiipdf.com/download/the-learning-revolution

i welcome discussion of this book's parts at any time rsvp chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if you have a solution every community that develops youth could be cooperational

in 1984our book with economist editors 2025report made the case for 40 year commitment to every child identifying own skils dashboard and maximising AI curation of this- we valued this as sustainability critical worldwide cooperation - we see no logic for changing this concern

== we live in an age where most up to half of knowhow of techforgood changes every 3 years - we needed mindsets for exploration not for being standard examined; a nation that makes its college students its largest debt class is likely to collapse economically socially environmentally if web3 is designed for celebrating sustainability cooperation; and if web3 is not designed for neough yout to linkin the first sustainability generation then we are all heading the way of the dodo

I am learn to learn


TECH - What is IT? and which exponential multipliers most impact human and natural futures?

AI   >. silicon chip singularity (ie when one chip > one brain in pure analytical capacity) - science fictiion no moore

who programs the ai - the race to include lost voices eg girls- the world of statistics re=-examined like never before (eg previously mass statistics very weak at coding meaining from numbers)

Biotech  >> Affective science (loveq and emotional intelligence remains human's unique edge over artificials for at least 10 more years!)

Some people say that Virtual or Augmented Reality has advanced at its best so far in last 12 months that there are hardly any qualified teachers only pioneering explorers- does this matter - well its VR which is your gateway to web3 - intead of just a mobile device you will like wear  a visual sensor system; equally others argue that you shouldnt worry about how fast you put googles on - what you should want is to take back ownbership of what you spend time creating virually- look at the small print of the big platforms you probably dont own anything without them..maybe this is a generation issue bu interstingly the met-generation can now work on chnaging anything that old systems are destroying (eg climate) ...t 

 IOT which things will now have brains and be as mobile connected as you are

Crypto - can communities celebrate financiang their own most urgent sustainability cooperations? if they dont who wil?

Cyber >> Drone - opportunities and threats of public spaces- first in spaces like the arctic circle if we dont use drones we will get no warning before the big meltdown

-the mkist memorable western campus event i attended in 2010s was tufts colllaboratory summit convened mainly by arctic circle youth under 25; 

one of the main debates how to help teachers in arctic circle schools empower their students to use virtual reality to visit other arctic circles schools communities; many of the changes and solutions are analogous; I am reminded by educators leading the compilation of virtual realty libraries of the DICE acronym - a reen might want to do something dangerous like climb everest, why not VR simulate that? there are impossible things a trainee doctor will never be able to travel inside a humans gut but that can be VR'd; there are catastropghic simulations - you would rid the world of bees just to test if donald is wrong about nature being more powerful than he is, you can simulate it; or the future of smart tourism may be curation of what a community is proudest of being visited for - this way ecotourism, cultural appreciation exchanges can be twinned to maximise celebration of each other- and by the way friends of the tourist can join in virtually- of corse this raises a metaverse question - that Hong Kong is leading the world on

being 100% public - good and bad hacs- note context matters - context 1 smart city context 2 isolated vilalge no moore context 3 make a huge land safe at borders

3D printing aka additive engineering

Big Data Small by market tech sector Leapfrogging

Nano cf einstein - to innovate science model more micro


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