by Donna Fenn, March 2nd, 2011
NOTE: SPORTING-SAILS was awarded to present their idea and product on the NYSE Stock Exchange Floor
Last weekend, I attended the Kairos Global Summit, held at the United Nations and the New York Stock Exchange, and had the opportunity to meet 50 incredibly cool, young startup founders. The Kairos Society was founded by 21-year-old Akur Jain, a senior at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton undergraduate program, and the son of Intelius CEO Naveen Jain. His intention was to assemble the world’s most entrepreneurial college students and encourage them, by giving them access to mentors, to start businesses that solve major world problems. At the event this weekend, approximately 300 “Kairos fellows” met with mentors from private industry, the not for profit sector, and government to discuss big issues like world hunger, access to clean water, higher education, energy consumption, empowering women globally, and expanding access to health care. Jain’s goal was to jumpstart the startup process for a new generation of entrepreneurs, who he hopes will create global companies from the get-go. The students had plenty of inspiration, because they were able to meet “50 most innovative student ventures,” presented by The Campaign for Free Enterprise, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange last Saturday. Here are just a few of the companies that knocked my socks off:
Nick Smith, Co-Founder of SPORTING-SAILS, presents his concept to the top ten college start-ups from around the world. SPORTING-SAILS was awarded to present their idea and product on the NYSE Stock Exchange Floor
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