Introducing the New Singularity University

To reflect everything we have become since our founding in 2008, and more importantly, to showcase and accelerate our bold vision for our future, Singularity University has undergone an extensive company-wide rebrand.

We’ve updated our website and moved to a new domain:

We’ve also unveiled a new logo and brand narrative.

What you see here is the result of a comprehensive 18-month process. We spoke with alumni, faculty, investors, community members, partners, prospects, employees, and other stakeholders. And through this process we were reminded that our community and impact are the heart and soul of Singularity University.

We’re proud to now have alumni in over 100 countries and chapters in 50 cities.

2016 Global Solutions Program Opening Ceremony

As we created our new brand, we wanted to emphasize what is unique about Singularity University: the transformative experience our participants report, the people who make up our community, and our shared mission of impact. Our new tagline expresses our invitation to join us on our mission and underscores our belief that everyone has the potential to create exponential impact:

Be Exponential.

Our new logo is bold and vibrant like our community and was designed with our shared mission and community at the core:

The mark represents all of the necessary ingredients for impact coming together in an exponential mindset and going back out into the world to create global impact and, in turn, a more abundant future.

Over the next 30 years, humanity will encounter some of the greatest transitions any generation has ever had to face. Technological disruption is reshaping every part of our lives… every business, every industry, every society, even what it means to be ‘human.’ We in the SU community know that exponential technology can be used to solve humanity’s biggest challenges.

Our refreshed brand signals our intent to better address our community’s needs and ambitions, and to scale our impact and grow.

SU Labs startup X2AI tests their mental health AI “Tess” with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.
SU Labs startup X2AI tests their mental health AI “Tess” with Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Singularity University is where the necessary ingredients for exponential impact come together as one. You are — or could be — one of those critical ingredients. Your journey is our journey — and we are here to help you and your initiatives be exponential.

We are very grateful to those of you who have been on the journey with us.

Without the Singularity University community of doers, zero-gravity 3D printing, drones for disaster relief, a simple blood test to help cure cancer by catching it early, artificial intelligence providing equal access to mental healthcare, and phones that help the visually impaired see, might not exist.

We look forward to going on this journey with you.

This is only the beginning.

Be Exponential.

Rob Nail
Rob Nail
For more than eight years as associate founder and CEO of Singularity University (SU), Rob was teleported into the future through the eyes and work of some of the greatest thought leaders and changemakers of our time. He helped shape SU into a global leader for understanding exponential technologies and utilizing them for transformation and positive impact. He has worked directly with many startups, Fortune500 companies, NGOs, and government leaders to help inform and inspire their visions of the future, while building the paths to create it. Today, as a global ambassador for SU, Rob has returned to the present to focus on creating the roadmaps necessary to reach the future he has seen as possible. He is passionate about technological disruption, global entrepreneurship, social impact investing, the future of education, transformation of work, innovative diversity, robots, AI advisors, and the ethics of technology. He has two small kids who remind him daily that his past is mostly irrelevant to their future. In his past, Rob co-founded Velocity11 in 1999, building automation and robotics for cancer research and drug discovery. After being acquired by Agilent Technologies in 2007, he traded the CEO role for a general manager role attempting to be a catalyst for change at a big company. He gave up in 2009 to go surfing, then found his biggest challenge yet with Singularity University. He was recently a public director at Harman (HAR), on the technology and audit committees. He helped Harman explore options for long-term growth in a rapidly changing automobile industry, ultimately resulting in an ~$8 billion acquisition by Samsung. As their largest acquisition in history, it brings Samsung directly into the automobile and autonomous car market. Rob is a member of the MG100 (Marshall Goldsmith’s leadership cohort), is currently on the board of Light&Motion, is a co-founder and director of Alite Designs, is an active angel investor and advisor, holds degrees in Mechanical, Materials Science and Manufacturing Systems Engineering from UC Davis and Stanford University, and is a struggling author, maker, and surfer, but above all, a proud husband and father.
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