Pioneers Festival is celebrating its 5th anniversary this year and organizers are promising an epic event. Brilliant inventors from around the world including Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, Venture Capital legend Tim Draper, and selfÂ-made billionaire Manoj Bhargava are among keynote speakers. Furthermore, two major technologies will debut in Europe – Viv, and Meta.
In the first edition of Pioneers Festival, Siri co-creator Adam Cheyer had his eureka moment to pursue the development of his now ready to launch platform all because of that motivating vibe he got from the Pioneers experience. Now 4 years after his initial spark, Adamand Dag Kittlaus (his CEO) will unveil VIV, the world changing artificial intelligence.
Augmented Reality and robotics
Augmented Reality is on the rise and Ryan Pamplin from Meta is coming to show the real world of AR at Pioneers Festival 2016 and how it can improve the interactions with computers.
Did you ever want to compete in a robotics challenge? Dean Kamen, along with Will. I. Am and others, is pushing STEM Education through his organization FIRST by getting thousands of kids together every year to engineer robots and LEGO in order to solve real world challenges like finding a solution to the global trash problem.
Breakthrough Starshot aims to take nano craft to fly by Alpha Centauri in the span of 20 years. All in order to search for planets, life, and to broaden our view of the universe. This pioneering spirit is initiated by Stephen Hawking, and Mark Zuckerberg through Yuri Milner’s interstellar missions headed by Simon – Pete Worden”.
The epicenter of innovations, Pioneers Festival
Alongside these inspirational speakers are innovators such as Boyan Slat who is tackling the issue of ocean pollution with the Ocean Cleanup by devising a way to clean up garbage with the help of energy from ocean currents. Manoj Bhargava has pledged to give away 99% of his 4 billion dollar wealth to help innovate healthcare, energy, and water for a more sustainable life. Jimmy Wales will lead us to The New Golden Age of Media.
Pioneers is at the epicenter of these innovations where we facilitate the network that brings experts from various sectors together to spearhead tech and innovation. We create an environment where these gamechangers can meet at eye level; from executives to inventors, topnotch investors to entrepreneurs, explains Natalie Thonhauser, Managing Director of Pioneers Events.
Additionally, Pioneers invited more than 500 international startups and 300 investors to this year’s event. It will be brought to you by the Pioneers Challenge Partners Konica Minolta, PwC, Cisco, and aws. Vodafone, Kuka, and Erste Group will spearhead the discussion about successful startup Â corporate collaboration. All of these companies, including Wirecard and BBVA are also engaged in the startup community worldwide.