Darlene Damm on the Exponential Technologies That Could Improve the Lives of Billions in the 21st Century
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
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In this episode, Andrew talks to Darlene Damm, the Head of Social Impact at Singularity University, about the moonshot technologies that could significantly improve the lives of billions of people around the world.
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Darlene Damm is Faculty Chair & Head of Social Impact at Singularity University. At Singularity University, Darlene focuses on helping people understand how exponential technologies are creating abundance in the global grand challenge areas. 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 in the developing world. 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. 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.