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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”
— Pablo Picasso
The Exosphere program is a carefully designed experience that provides the time and space for you to grow both intellectually and emotionally. Each day includes sessions on Exosphere’s core curriculum, lectures from world renowned Visiting Fellows and a personal project within your chosen stream of study.
VISITING FELLOW LECTURES
LEADERSHIP & GROUP FACILITATION
SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING
SALES & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
” Your business will only grow as much as you do.”
— Hodan Ibrahim
All human action originates in the mind. Innovation, creativity, and scientific discovery do not result from policies or methods, but emerge from individual minds. Exosphere’s core curriculum emphasizes balance in both the theoretical and the practical.
- Psychology and philosophy help you think about life and your place in the world.
- Entrepreneurship gives newfound cognitive tools, maximizing your talents and equipping you to identify opportunities and resources available to you.
- Analyze your physical and mental habits
- Identify patterns of weakness
- Break down your cognitive biases and eliminate your blind spots
- Develop personalized strategies for overcoming everything holding you back
- Understand the interconnection of your mind, body and spirit
EMERGING TECHNOLOGY IMMERSION
- Connect with leading experts
- Discover the problems that new technologies can solve
- Master the tools of meta-learning so that you can teach yourself anything
- Study the business models of the tech companies you read about in the news
- Define your place in the technology-driven creative economy
- Apply your new knowledge immediately to maximize retention
- Exploit the friction of creation to accelerate your personal growth
- Collaborate in a unique community environment
- Become a person of action and transform your plans into reality
- Push yourself to achieve more in six weeks than you have in the past year
“Insist on yourself; never imitate.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Exosphere’s core curriculum provides a unique framework for whatever your chosen area of focus. We call these areas ‘streams’. Whether you choose AI, Blockchain, Biohacking or Brand & Tech Advocacy, you will be immersed into a project-based, peer-driven learning enviorment with support from the Fellows
From self-driving cars to developing new medical treatments, AI is disrupting every aspect of our lives. Immerse yourself in the language of the most critical field of our generation and identify one of the 1.5 million career opportunities waiting for you.
YOU WILL LEARN
Think like a cognitive scientist
Develop a toolkit for deep neural networks
Practice machine learning
Understand Bayesian Program Learning
Communicate your idea effectively to the masses
JUAN CARLOS CALVO
Juan Carlos is a passionate teacher of science. Since 2009 he has been teaching a wide range of complex subjects at university: from basic linear algebra and calculus to more advanced courses in classical mechanics, electrodynamics, quantum mechanics, algebraic geometry and many more. In his courses he always strives to explain complex concepts from first principles in a simple and natural way.
With a background in mathematics, theoretical physics, and Python, he chose Artificial Intelligence as his career and has developed a mature understanding of deep learning algorithms at the frontier of research in the field. Juan Carlos holds Bachelors and Masters of Science from Universidad Tecnica Federico Santa Maria as well as a Master of Advanced Studies from the University of Cambridge. In addition, he carried out original research on String Theory at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford as a Probationer Research Student.
He is currently building deep learning powered solutions for the agriculture and retail industry as the CEO of his startup Mathem.ai.
Pablo holds a PhD in experimental particle astrophysics from Princeton University. His thesis focused on the statistical analysis of data from a solar neutrino detector, leading to a publication in Nature. He was later a fellow at ASI Data Science, where he worked on increasing the awareness of air quality in London, using machine learning and visualization techniques to develop a web application that allows the public to visualise a model of nitrogen oxide contamination around Greater London. For the past year and a half he worked as a Java developer at Global Travel Ventures, implementing solutions to data management problems and algorithms relevant to the rail industry in the United Kingdom.
Personal biohacking is quickly becoming the new Personal Computing. New products and services are making this technology a new frontier for individuals, startups and companies around the world. Join us to learn the basics and demystify biology’s potential in the future of entrepreneurship.
YOU WILL LEARN
Engage in basic laboratory work and experiments
Navigate Synthetic Biology Applications
Grow Adaptive Organisms
Manipulate Genetic Engineering
Communicate your ideas to peers and partners
Giovanni Riva is an alumnus of the Exosphere Academy where he joined the Biohacking stream and impressed the Exosphere leadership with his skills in the lab and his depth of knowledge in synthetic biology. He refined the biotech project he’s currently working on, which he hopes to launch in the near future.
Giovanni has studied in Europe, the US, and China, gaining a broad view of the approaches to learning and science in different cultures. He is enrolled in a double degree program in Software Engineering at Politecnico di Milano and Tongji University and, attracted by the orchestrated elegance and imperfection that allow living organisms to thrive, has been exploring the fuzziness of Biology for the past several years.
Giovanni Alberto Crestani was born in a farmhouse surrounded by nature. He started his love for entrepreneurship and biology early in life when he built his first business growing and selling roses and herbs at the age of fourteen. Always passionate about technology and science, Giovanni is an astute scholar of trends on those subjects for the past 6 years.
Now he studies Biological Sciences on the University Federal of Santa Catarina, Brazil, where he focus on Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Pedagogy of Science. Giovanni was a standout student at Exosphere where he mentored other students and led the project that worked to isolate the enzyme in wax worms that dissolves plastic.
Distributed computing technology is just beginning to open a vast new world of possibilities for techno-social convergence, enabling entirely new organizational structures, decentralized finance, and many as yet unknown possibilities.
YOU WILL LEARN
Establish understanding of Blockchain basics
Script Smart Contracts
Replicate your own Blockchain
Uncover disruptive opportunities in all industries
Communicate your ideas to win over others
Pedro Andrade is a software developer, entrepreneur, and coding instructor living in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Having graduated with a Bachelors degree in Computer Science, he decided to start his own company where he – among other things – built one of the first Android apps for major Brazilian bank Bradesco. After expanding the company and launching several standalone products, Pedro cofounded a second company and marketplace called Colaboradores which today employs more than 20 people.
A long time programmer, he has plenty of experience in mobile and web development, but started studying blockchain technologies in 2015. As one of the first instructors of Blockchain Academy in Brazil he has worked to bring knowledge and skills in this emerging industry to his country’s emerging market.
BRAND & TECH ADVOCACY
There has never been so many mediums through which to communicate. There has never been such a large global audience to reach. Learn how to hone your technology narrative and leverage different forms of media to stand out and make your message heard.
YOU WILL LEARN
Explore the newest communication media
Position yourself as a tech advocate and build your personal brand
Identify which emerging technologies can be incorporated into your business
Analyze trends to help you make strategic decisions for the future
Communicate your vision to the world
CREATIVE MEDIA FELLOW
Simona Popa is an entrepreneur with 8 years of experience in empowering adults develop a problem-solving mindset and business skills, all with the purpose of creating a fulfilling life. Passionate about emerging technologies and their potential, Simona has worked in Microsoft as a Learning & Development Specialist creating technical online courses for their employees globally.
Trained in The UK and by top international coaches such as Anthony Robbins (nr 1 business coach in the world), Simona founded three companies so far, in industries as different as education and real-estate. She developed her business, communication and interpersonal skills through practice, learning-by-doing, a method she emulates in all her trainings. Her latest company, Centre for Applied Learning, has been running for 5 years, having won a national award for impact and innovation in education after training over 600 leaders in entrepreneurial skills. From the age of 22, Simona created partnerships with investment funds, city councils and top universities in UK and mentored startups on how to access funding of over $300,000.
Advocacy-wise, Simona led the development of an educational reform in The United Kingdom, collaborating with The UK Government. She also gained the support of leaders of 100 organizations nation-wide including Santander, Price-Waterhouse-cooper, Deutsche Bank, Impact Hub, City Councils and Universities.
With a strong conviction that our mind can be either our greatest ally or our greatest enemy, Simona is also a Theta Healing practitioner, experienced in working directly with the subconscious mind and removing limiting beliefs that hold people from realizing their potential. She loves meeting and working with inspiring people and has visited over 15 countries.
- Immerse yourself in exponential technologies
- Develop an actionable innovation plan
- Discover your role in the future
- Connect with a global network of disruptors
- Unlearn old ways to make room for the new
- Forge relationships that will last a lifetime
* Travel and accommodations are not included