Darlene Damm

Darlene Damm


Location:
Los Angeles, United States of America

Focus:
Exponential Technologies and Social Impact
Innovation
Moonshot Thinking
Profit and Purpose
Startups
Sustainable Development Goals

Areas of Expertise:
Technology Adoption, Startup formation, Sustainable Development

SDG Focus:
Zero Hunger, Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure, Partnership to achieve the Goal

Description:

Faculty Chair & Head of Social Impact at Singularity University.


Darlene has spent nearly two decades working on moonshots and initiatives designed to solve our world’s toughest social problems and empower people to create better futures.


At Singularity University, Darlene focuses on helping people understand how exponential technologies can help our world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as well as prepare for new social challenges created by exponential technologies including technological unemployment, inequality, and ethical issues.


Darlene has a broad background spanning across both technology, innovation, business and social change. In 2012 she founded DIYROCKETS, the first company to crowdsource space technology, and in 2011 was an early co-founder of Matternet, one of the world’s first companies using drones for commercial transport and delivery of medical goods.


Darlene served with Ashoka, the world’s largest association of social entrepreneurs for nearly ten years where she built the organization’s fundraising system (raising over $30 million per year) and led Ashoka’s presence in the Silicon Valley launching major partnerships with companies such as Google, LinkedIn and Facebook. In addition, she helped launch Ashoka’s StartEmpathy initiative which has scaled to over 30 countries ensuring young children grow up learning empathy and changemaking as core skills for the 21st century.


Prior to that, Darlene spent over a decade working in Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, East Asia and the US on educational and economic programs that empowered youth and helped bring emerging nations into the global economy.


She received her bachelor’s degree in History from Stanford University and her master’s degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins SAIS. She was a Fellow with Japan-US Community Education and Exchange and a graduate of Singularity University. She holds a patent and regularly speaks around the world and publishes on the topic of technology, innovation, and social change.




Darlene Damm


Micro-consulting

Duration60 mins


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Darlene Damm

Darlene Damm

60 mins

Micro-consulting