The 50 most innovative seed-stage companies founded by young entrepreneurs worldwide

Rethinking
Transportation

The K50 Experience

A seat at the table
with the leaders of today

As a K50 you’ll share the room with some of today’s most influential CEOs, political leaders, and media personalities as we discuss the most pressing issues of our time.

2017 Participants Included:
Werner Vogels
Werner Vogels
CTO, Amazon
Melanie Whelan
Melanie Whelan
CEO, Soulcycle
Mike Hayden
Mike Hayden
Fmr. Head of the
CIA/NSA
Neil Parikh
Neil Parikh
Co-Founder & COO, Casper
Ronan Dunne
Ronan Dunne
President,
Verizon Wireless
Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher
ReCode
Daymond John
Daymond John
CEO & Founder,
FUBU; Sharktank
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
CEO,
New York Times
Jacqueline Novogratz
Jacqueline Novogratz
Founder & CEO,
Acumen
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Dr. Mehmet Oz
The Dr. Oz Show
Michael Dubin
Michael Dubin
Co-Founder & CEO,
Dollar Shave Club
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Seungyoon Lee founder of mobile publishing startup, Radish at the Kairos Summit with actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Def Jam Founder Russell Simmons.

MeSalva founder Miguel Andorffy addresses an audience including Dollar Shave Club CEO Michael Dubin and Argentinian Minister of Education Esteban Bullrich.

Eko Devices founder Connor Landgraf and Wiivv Wearables founder LV Jadavji demo for Will Smith at the SALT Conference.

A global spotlight on your
vision to rethink an industry

As a K50 you'll have a host of media and conference partners helping drive exposure for your company and team.

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Inc's annual reveal of the K50


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K50 companies presenting on the floor of the Stock Exchange.

NASDAQ congratulates the K50 in Times Square.

Digital Genius co-founder Mikhail Naumov presents on Kairos’ panel at DLD.

A community of lifelong friends and business partners.

As a K50 you’ll work with Kairos’ community of alumni and HQ team to help you navigate the path to Series A.

K50 alumni include founders of:

$600mm+ in capital raised | $2.5bn+ in combined valuation
Madeon closes out the Kairos Summit with a set on the trading floor of the NYSE.
Kairos fellows dance to Aluna George at the NYSE.
Kairos fellows kick off the Kairos Summit at the Winklevoss Estate.

At this year's summit there were fellows working on rocket-engine startups, biotech companies specializing in gene editing, augmented reality, genetic testing, and AI startups of all stripes. They hail from schools and countries around the world but are all impressively driven.

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Why apply now?

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis so we can have more time to start getting to know the founders & teams

Applications now open for
the 2018 class. Click here to apply.