Chair, Space & Entrepreneurship
Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world's biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, BlueDot, Viome, Intelius, Talent Wise and InfoSpace.
Amongst his companies, Moon Express is the only company to have permission from the US government to leave earth orbit and land on the moon. It's developing technologies to harvest planetary resources on the moon for the benefit of humanity. While Viome is focused on disrupting healthcare by “making illness optional”. They do this by recommending personalized diet & nutrition and by identifying predictive biomarkers of diseases based on deep analysis of microbiome, metabolome and meta genomics.
Naveen Jain a trustee of the board at the X PRIZE Foundation where he is focused on finding entrepreneurial solutions to address the global challenges in health, education, women empowerment, agriculture, and energy. He recently launched a million-dollar Women Safety XPRIZE to empower the women around the world.
Naveen Jain is on the board of Singularity University, an interdisciplinary university with the mission to educate and inspire leaders to address humanity's grand challenges through innovative technologies.
Naveen Jain has been awarded many honors for his entrepreneurial successes and leadership skills including “Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year”, “Albert Einstein Technology Medal” for pioneers in technology, “Humanitarian Innovation Award” at the United Nations, “Distinguished Global Thinker Award” by IILM, “Most inspiring Entrepreneur” by Andaaz TV, “Most admired Serial Entrepreneur” by Silicon India, “Top 20 Entrepreneurs” and “Lifetime Achievement Award” for the leadership in the technology industry and support of other entrepreneurs by Red Herring.