Ryan Goldstein Meets Duncan Niederauer, CEO of the New York Stock Exchange

Last weekend, Ryan Goldstein, President/CEO, attended the annual 2011 Kairos Global Summit as one of 25 invited special alumni guests. He met and conversed with many global leaders, forging valuable connections while discussing potential solutions to some of the world’s most pressing issues. One such global leader he met is Duncan Niederauer, CEO of the New York Stock Exchange (pictured below).

Ryan Goldstein and Duncan Niederauer on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange
Ryan Goldstein and Duncan Niederauer on the trading floor of the New York Stock Exchange

“I’m impressed by the fact that Kairos has brought you together from around the world to share your ideas and to join with one another to tackle some of the daunting problems facing our society.”
–Bill Gates Sr., Co-Chair of the Gates Foundation

“In previous times, college entrepreneurship was confined to campus borders, and most entrepreneurs were confined to national borders, but Kairos transcends these boundaries because in our inter-dependent world, there are no borders when it comes to the pressing issues that we all face.”
–William J Clinton, 42nd President of the United States

We would like to thank the Kairos Society for such a fantastic event.

Attending Kairos Global Summit 2011

Kairos CrestRyan Goldstein, President/CEO, has been invited to attend the prestigious Kairos Global Summit in February 2011 as one of 25 special alumni guests.

Included are three nights in a King room at the Millennium Broadway Hotel and attendance to all Summit events, including those at the United Nations Headquarters and the New York Stock Exchange.

The Kairos Global Summit 2011, taking place February 25th-26th in NYC, is bringing together 350 of the most innovative and entrepreneurial students from the United States, China, India, and Europe to meet 150 of the world’s most influential and globally impactful leaders. Over the course of two days, these current and future world leaders will gather at the United Nations and New York Stock Exchange to explore humanity’s most pressing challenges, develop sustainable and entrepreneurial solutions to these problems, and unveil 50 of the most innovative student startups that are working to change the world.

Ryan will have the opportunity to take part in:

  • A gathering at the United Nations to hear from a group of social entrepreneurs about their innovative solutions to global issues using emerging science, technology, and entrepreneurship models.
  • Multiple breakout sessions at the New York Stock Exchange, led by groups of prominent CEOs, to develop models for sustainable and profitable social ventures.
  • Roundtable discussions with global leaders to identify and address some of the world’s most pressing issues.
  • Meetings with leaders of prominent companies and private tours to get an in depth understanding of how global business operates in various industries.

The impressive list of Kairos Mentors includes William J. Clinton (41st President of the United States of America), Bill Gates, Sr. (Co-Chair, The Gates Foundation), Ellen Kullman (CEO, DuPont), Bob Berkowitz (Former White House Correspondent), Phil Condit (Former Chairman & CEO, Boeing Co.), Admiral William Owens (Former Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff), Duncan Niederauer (CEO, New York Stock Exchange), and many more.

View full information about the Kairos Global Summit 2011 [pdf].