My background is work in microfinance in East Africa and the Philippines and I believe that technology has an incredible role to play in improving the lives of people in low income communities around the world. Singularity University will give me the tools and network of connections to setup a company focused on developing solutions for these people. Your donation will help me attend the course and will leverage into the setup of a company which will hopefully improve the lives of millions of people.
Overview of the program
Singularity University’s mission is to assemble, educate, and inspire leaders who strive to understand and facilitate the development of exponentially advancing technologies in order to address humanity’s Grand Challenges. The Graduate Studies Program is a highly selective 10-week interdisciplinary summer program for top graduate and postgraduate students and entrepreneurial leaders worldwide. With the support of a broad range of leaders in academia, business, and government, we are stimulating groundbreaking disruptive thinking and solutions aimed at solving some of the our most pressing challenges.
For more information about the program please see this presentation:
Benefits to people who donate
If you make a donation at one of the following thresholds you get the following rewards (in addition to all the great karma)
$20: Receive a personal thank you card and access to a twitter account I’ll setup sharing insights and learning’s from the course
$100: Entry into a draw to win a free Executive Program ($7500 value) at the SU campus in Silicon Valley (and the above)
$200: Receive a copy of my teams Grand Challenges report findings (and the above)
$500: Personal presentation (in person or via teleconference as appropriate) of the findings from the Grand Challenges team projects (and all the above)
$1,000: A meeting with me before the course starts to discuss your business and interests and then I’ll spend a day after the course developing highly personalized, relevant insights and contacts for you
$5,000: Opportunity to join the Board of Advisors and shape the direction and strategy of the business I’ll setup on graduation and I’ll spend up to a week consulting for you to tailor the insights from the course for you