Mayank Jain, a student at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, related to me a great event he attended recently in NYC. I invited him to write a guest post about his experience:
"I recently attended the Kairos Society Global Summit held in the UN building in New York and the New York Stock Exchange. What they've done at Kairos is truly amazing. Started in his freshman year by Ankur Jain at the Wharton School of Business at UPenn, the Kairos Society's mission is to "Do well by doing good." Focused on social entrepreneurship, it assembles the top college entrepreneurs from all over the world including Europe, China, and India in an effort to make a difference in the world.
In the UN building some of the industry leaders in their fields gave speeches demonstrating the possibilities of all the world's exponentially growing technologies. Speakers included Thomas Goetz, Editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, and Peter Diamandis, founder of X-Prize Foundation. In the NYSE, the top 50 most innovative companies set up booths to show their start-ups to other students, CEOs, and many business and political leaders.
As I walked around the trading room floor, it was both amazing and inspiring to see what these students had done. The main thing to take away from this is that age doesn't matter when you're trying to change the world. For those who are worried about the future of the world, after attending the Kairos Summit, I can assure you that it's in good hands."
-- Mayank Jain