Ankur Jain is an entrepreneur, with a focus on leveraging innovation and entrepreneurship as a means to solve global problems. Jain is the co-founder and CEO of Humin, a technology company in San Francisco that developed a contextual contact management system designed to think the way you naturally do. In March of 2016, Humin was acquired by Tinder. Jain is also the founder and chairman of the Kairos Society, an organization of young entrepreneurs working to create billion-dollar solutions to the world challenges. Over the years, the Kairos Society has helped launch and grow over 100 innovative technology companies tackling problems in mobile healthcare, education, clean water, and more.
Over the years Jain has been recognized for a variety of achievements. In 2010, Jain was selected as one of 80 students worldwide to participate in the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University brings together leaders in business, science, and technology to facilitate the development of technologies that address humanity’s greatest challenges. He has been recognized as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, a Leader del Futuro by the Ambrosetti Forum, and as a Young Leader by both the World Foresight Forum and the St. Petersberg International Economic Forum. In 2011, Inc. magazine named Ankur Jain the “Best Connected 21-Year-Old in the World” and awarded Jain “30 Under 30”. In 2012, Jain was named “30 under 30: Solution Broker” by the Christian Science Monitor. In 2013, Jain was elected to the Innovation Board for the X-Prize Foundation. And in 2015, Forbes also named Jain to their “30 under 30” list.
Jain graduated from the Wharton School of Business in May, 2011.
One Thursday afternoon last month, some 200 attendees of the Kairos Global Summit boarded a fleet of helicopters in Manhattan for one of the largest such nonmilitary departures from the city in decades. Some 20…