The Kairos Society seeks to develop entrepreneurs around the world. Founded by Ankur Jain the organization supports entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and designers in 35 countries.
Membership is by invitation only and requires a formal recommendation from one of the organization’s many advisers or partners who are well-known internationally.These advisers or partners have included Carl Schramm of the Kauffman Foundation, Duncan Niederauer of the New York Stock Exchange, Peter Diamandis of the X-Prize Foundation, Bruce Mosler of Cushman & Wakefield, Admiral William Owens, former Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Maria Bartiromo of CNBC. Membership is currently limited to entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and designers. Once nominated, prospective fellows are invited to submit an application which is reviewed first by regional leaders and then the central organization before a decision is made and new appointments are announced in September. Fellows are given a unique membership number and credentials to the organization’s private social service as well as access to regional Kairos events and the organization’s international summits in New York City and Den Haag. Once accepted, fellows remain active so long as they are building a high-impact company and upon graduate join the organization’s active base of alumni. There are no membership dues.