The Kairos Global Fellowship

The Kairos Society annually recognizes the top entrepreneurial students coming out of the premier universities from over 50 countries worldwide.

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  • 100+

What if the leaders of today were friends 20 years ago, working together to tackle pressing global challenges?

Each year, Kairos Society selects a handful of entrepreneurial students to join its fellowship. While the process is highly selective, students who are chosen as fellows become part of community of peers who are already shaping the world.

Kairos Fellows Include:

Neil Parikh
Kairos Fellow ’12, Co-Founder & COO of Casper
Nanxi Liu
Kairos Fellow ’13, Co-Founder & COO of Nanoly
Tim Hwang
Kairos Fellow '14, Co-Founder & CEO of FiscalNote
Caroline Pugh
Kairos Fellow ’13, Chief of Staff at Nav Health
  • Co-founded WaterWalla, bringing clean water to urban slums
  • Studied medicine and biotech at Brown
  • Co-founded Casper, which reinvented the mattress and raised a Series B
  • Classical pianist & former Miss Oakland
  • CEO of digital display creator Enplug
  • Co-Founder of Nanoly, which enables vaccines to survive w/o refrigeration
  • Elected to his county’s Board of Education at age 17
  • Created advocacy group representing 750,000 youth
  • Currently leads team of over 200 people & raised Series C
  • Co-founded 3D human modeling company VirtualU
  • Serves on Virginia’s Council for Youth Entrepreneurship
  • Current Chief of Staff for former US CTO Aneesh Chopra

“Kairos provided the relationships with larger pharma companies to get Freenome off the ground, and even made an introduction to my co-founder. To this day important hires, mentors and friendships with other entrepreneurs dealing with similar challenges continue to come from Kairos”

Riley Ennis
Co-Founder, Freenome

A seat at the table with today's world leaders

Industry leaders turn to Kairos fellows to rethink traditional industries and build solutions to fix them.



Nanoly co-founder Nanxi Liu speaking at Milken London


Politify co-founder Nikita Bier showing his voter analytics platform to Senator John McCain


Kairos & NASDAQ prize-winner BioBots featured in Times Square

Kairos has taken the stage at global forums including:

  • DLD
  • The Nantucket Project
  • C2

  • The Milken Institute Global Conference
  • The European House Ambrosetti
  • Forbes Under 30 Summit

This year Kairos is
gathering the leaders of today
and tomorrow for the:

April 20-22, 2017
New York City




of the year’s most innovative companies founded by the next generation of entrepreneurs


CEOs, political leaders, and influencers