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Singularity University is an unaccredited teaching organization located in Silicon Valley whose stated aim is to "educate, inspire and empower leaders to apply exponential technologies to address humanity’s grand challenges." It was founded in 2008 by Peter Diamandis and Ray Kurzweil in Moffett Field, CA.
Singularity University's programs range from an annual ten-week summer course intended for graduate and post-graduate students to programs for corporate executives and government leaders as well as conferences for financial planners. Other programs include Singularity University Labs idea center, as well as a tuition competition.
Director of "Global Grand Challenges" in 2013 is Nicholas Haan
Singularity University is overseen by a Board of Trustees. Rob Nail, one of the organization's Associate Founders, was named CEO of Singularity University in October, 2011. Vivek Wadhwa is the organization's Vice President for Academics and Innovation.
Corporate founding partners and sponsors include Google, Nokia, Autodesk, IDEO, LinkedIn, ePlanet Capital, the X Prize Foundation, the Kauffman Foundation and Genentech.
Conversion from non-profit to benefit corporation
In 2012 Singularity University the non-profit began the process for conversion to a benefit corporation, to include transparency as well as for-profit aspects. In 2013 the new for-profit corporation incorporated as Singularity Education Group and acquired the descriptive "Singularity University" as its trade name.
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