HIGH IMPACT TECHNOLOGY - How to build the future now
With the upcoming Mobile World Congress taking place in Barcelona at the end of this month, we’re kickstarting a week of innovation with the Launch of Entrepreneurial Exponential Technology meetup! We’ll learn about the technology you might see at MWC or 4YFN and talk about building it. If you’ve always been interested by MWC and the startup world surrounding 4 Years From Now, so are we. So we’ll be catering our launch just to that.
Entrepreneurship in Exponential Tech is a community of doers and creators wanting to learn about the latest trends in impact innovation and technology. Discover the newest trends and build with the newest technologies. Artificial Intelligence, Space Technology, BioTech, 3D printing, Wearables, Virtual Reality, Internet of Things are just some of the few we’ll talk about.
Let’s gather all the exponential brains in Barcelona and build a creative high tech community. We’ll build, we’ll share, we’ll learn and we’ll create impact. But we won’t just be learning about technology, we’ll actually be making it, getting our hands dirty and creating it.
Let’s be the intersection of what we know and love ( high tech badassery) and what the world needs ( find the problem)
7:30pm An Intro by Cecilia Tham on MOB//Makers of Barcelona, mission and innovative vision.
7:50pm An introduction from Alex Rodriguez, a Theoretical Physicist and Aerospace Engineer who has previously worked on projects with the European Space Agency to find life on other moons, and at NASA, prospecting asteroids and finding viable ways to travel to Mars. He’ll be giving a small talk on his theory on how Science-Fiction actually helps us predict the future, and a small presentation, 10x10, where he will try to introduce 10 disruptive technologies in 10 minutes.
8:15pm Sebastian Aleksander Thomsen. Founder of AthGene ( http://www.athgene.com/) a service which democratizes personal genome and DNA exploration and gives detailed information about our bodies and how to optimize them. He will be talking about the body-hacking revolution and his personal steps in the Startup world.
9:00pm Francesca Catto. She’s a biotechnologist and cell biologist with a knack for cool research. She is an expert in stem cell research, cloning and microscopy and she’ll be giving us an introduction to what it means to be a transhumanist and tools that are being developed and already used to extend the life of humans (CRISPR/Cas9).
9:15pm David Bardos Co-ounder of Antiloop he is a pioneer in Virtual Reality and creator of hologram for freedom, the first hologram protest in history.
9:30pm Sergi Gòmez. VR expert and head of “Emprèn UPC” business accelerator for the Polytechnic University of Catalunya. - Pending confirmation
9:55pm Izan Peris, an aerospace engineer with a mission to make ideas go from infinity to beyond, almost literally . He is the co-founder of Disrupt Space, where he helps Space startups reach the stars. He’ll be talking about our future as humans in space and what technology is being developed to get us there!
After all the speakers we’ll open up the floor for some general discussion, questions and future-making ideas. Then we’ll have some drinks and chat about our common interest. We invite anyone who has a cool hardware idea or startup to come and 1-minute present their idea! Bring your prototypes, bring your blue-prints, bring whatever you want. All is welcome here and we’re more than sure someone will be interested in it!
Let’s make the future happen NOW. Let us put our minds together and come up with the next initiative that will shape our society and make an impact. We’ve got mentors, we have engineers and designers and we have the machines to make it happen, all at our disposal.
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