The Kairos Society is an international, student-run, not-for-profit foundation based in the United States.
Kairos fosters a culture of innovation-driven entrepreneurship by engaging their diverse fellows with a variety of industry and thought leaders surrounding a wide range of global challenges.
Kairos fellows strive to develop meaningful ventures that create value for the global economy while improving the lives of billions of people around the world.
The Kairos 50 (K50) annually recognizes the world’s most innovative ventures started by university students.
Here are top 5 startups from Kairos50
ThinkLite is a new innovative commercial lighting efficiency startup dedicated to helping businesses go green without the upfront costs of getting there.
ThinkLite works closely with each business to generate a detailed lighting analysis, focused on optimizing commercial lighting efficiency and reducing commercial lighting expenses by up to 80%.
ThinkLite always provides customers with reduced costs while providing equal or greater levels of light.
ThinkLite will never compromise quality when providing an efficient alternative to current lighting layouts.
Current small scale wind turbines are too expensive and take too long to pay for themselves.
Nuovo aims to break this barrier and wants to produce cheapest wind turbines in the market.
Nuovo is currently working on a Wind – Solar hybrid system that will combine the affordable wind harvesting of their VAWT with emerging solar panel technology.
GiveO2 is a new mobile apps that aims to measure carbon footprint of your driving habits.
SilviaTerra aims to produce forest inventory data that will make your work easier and more efficient.
Whether you need to inventory a thousand acres or a million, SilviaTerra can deliver accurate stand tables with number of stems, diameter, and species in a fraction of the time of regular cruises.
They use a variety of remotely-sensed data in combination with a limited number of ground plots to generate the inventory reports.
That means that you get your inventory faster and you only have to manage a single inventory provider.
Roseicollis Technologies wants to implement the SunSaluter, a cheap solar panel rotator, to push solar technology to the forefront of the alternative energy effort in the developed world and electrify the developing world.