It’s an extraordinary time to be alive—and to run an entrepreneurial company. Never before have small and midsize companies had the ability to touch the lives of billions of people so quickly, thanks to fast-changing technology that multiplies the impact of what we do exponentially.
Abundance author Peter H. Diamandis, MD, a trained astronaut, is co-founder of Singularity University with visionary entrepreneur Ray Kurzweil. This program teaches the world’s top entrepreneurs how to leverage the power of exponential technologies. Dr. Diamandis is also the chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation, a non-profit that designs and launches large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs to benefit humanity. In addition, he is a leader in the commercial space field, as co-founder and managing director of Space Adventures, which has enabled private citizens to go to the International Space Station.
In this seminar you’ll learn
- How to tap into today’s unprecedented rate of wealth creation
- The mindset to embrace to take your business to a giant scale
- The technologies that will help you grow a business with global impact
- How crowdsourcing can help you to tap into the best thinking in the world
In our more global, tech-enabled world, disruptive stress has created an environment where once dominant companies like Kodak are falling by the wayside and savvy startups like Instagram are rising to dominance rapidly. This seminar will help you make the most of this new world and achieve growth you might never have imagined.
Dr. Diamandis is the Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation (www.xprize.org), a non-profit focused on designing and launching large incentive prizes to drive radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity. Best known for the $10,000,000 Ansari X PRIZE (www.xprize.org) for private spaceflight, the Foundation is now launching prizes in four groups: Exploration, Life Sciences, Energy & Environment, and Education/Global Development. Today the X PRIZE has three active prizes: The $10M Archon X PRIZE for Genomics, the $30M Google Lunar X PRIZE and the $10M Progressive Automotive X PRIZE.
Diamandis is also international leader in the commercial space arena, having founded and run many of the leading entrepreneurial companies in this sector. Diamandisserves as co-Founder & Managing Director of Space Adventures (www.spaceadventures.com), the only company to have brokered the launches of private citizens to the International Space Station. He is co-Founder & CEO of Zero Gravity Corporation (www.gozerog.com) a commercial space company developing private, FAA-certified parabolic flight utilizing a Boeing 727-200 aircraft. He is the Chairman & co-founder of the Rocket Racing League (www.rocketracingleague.com).
In 2008, he co-Founded the Singularity University (www.singularityU.org) where he serves as Vice-Chancellor and Chairman.In 1987, Diamandis co-founded the International Space University (ISU) (www.isunet.edu) where he served as the University’s first managing director. Prior to ISU, Diamandis served as Chairman of Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS) an organization he founded at MIT in 1980.
Dr. Diamandis attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) where he received his undergraduate degree in molecular genetics and graduate degree in aerospace engineering. After MIT he attended Harvard Medical School where he received his M.D. In 2005 he has was also awarded an honorary Doctorate from the International Space University.
He is the winner of the 2007 Arthur C. Clarke Award for Innovation, the 2006 (inaugural) Heinlein Award, the 2006 Lindbergh Award, the 2006 Wired RAVE Award, the 2006 Neil Armstrong Award for Aerospace Achievement and Leadership, the KonstantineTsiolkovsky Award, twice the winner of the Aviation & Space Technology Laurel, and the 2003 World Technology Award for Space. In 8th grade, while living in New York, Dr. Diamandis won first place in the Estes rocket design contest.
Diamandis’ mission is to open the space frontier for humanity. His personal motto is: “The best way to predict the future is to create it yourself!”
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