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Feb 1, 2016
I’m putting out the call for brilliant entrepreneurs, who want to enroll in Singularity University’s GSP (Global Solutions Program).
The GSP is where you’ll take your existing startup idea, or a new one you create, and build it into a “Ten-to-the-Ninth (10^9+) plus” company -- A company that can positively impact the lives of a billion people in ten years.
This blog is about who should apply, how to apply and the over $1.5M in scholarships being provided by Google for entrepreneurs.
The program runs from June 18, 2016 until August 28th.
Applications are due: FEBRUARY 22nd 2016.
What is Singularity University?
Eight years ago, Ray Kurzweil and I started Singularity University to search the world for the most brilliant, world-class problem-solvers, to bring them together and to give them the resources to create companies that impact billions.
The Global Solutions Program (GSP) is an intensive 24/7 experience at the SU campus in the NASA Research Center (Mountain View, CA).
During the 10-week program, 80 entrepreneurs, inventors, scientists, and engineers from around the world learn from our expert faculty about Infinite Computing, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, 3D Printing, Networks/Sensors, Synthetic Biology, Entrepreneurship, (and more) and focus on building and developing companies to solve the Global Grand Challenges.
GSP participants form teams to develop unique solutions to GGCs, with the intent to form a company that will positively impact the lives of a billion people in 10 years or less.
Over the course of the summer, participants listen to and interact with top Silicon Valley executive guest speakers, tour facilities like GoogleX, and spend hours getting their hands dirty in our highly-advanced maker workshop
At the end of the summer, the best of these startups will be asked to join SU Labs where they will receive additional funding and support to take the company to the next level.
Requirements for Admission:
- You’ve completed your undergraduate education or equivalent
- You are a proven entrepreneur
- You’re interested in the world’s grand challenges
- You’re driven, passionate and ready to change the world
If this sounds like you, apply here.
If it sounds like someone you know, forward them this blog.
What’s the cost?
I am pleased to announce that thanks to a wonderful partnership with Google, all successful applicants will be fully subsidized by Google to participate in the program.
In other words, if accepted into the program, the GSP is free.
How do I apply?
If you feel like you meet the criteria, start by filling out an application over here.
Applications close February 22nd, 2016.
If you know of a friend or colleague who would be a good fit for this program, please share this blog with them and ask that they fill out an application.
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