OCTOBER

NEWSLETTER

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This month's newsletter contains a recap of Abundance Digital's September events and new members, October's featured member, and a schedule of our upcoming events. Enjoy!

OCTOBER RECAP

Founder & CEO of Somnox, Julian Jagtenberg

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What’s the quality of your sleep each night?

Getting enough sleep is one of the most underappreciated elements of extending your lifespan. It’s perhaps the single most effective thing you can do to reset your mental and physical health each day. 

Somnox is on a mission to fight sleep deprivation. The company’s Sleep Robot uses patented technology and unique, personalized breathing techniques to help you calm your mind and improve your sleep.

Peter and Claire Adair spoke with Somnox CEO Julian Jagtenberg about the science of sleep, what it’s like to use the Sleep Robot, and tips on how to improve your sleep.

Julian Jagtenberg Bio: Julian is CEO of Somnox. An industrial design engineer by training, he’s on a mission to create robots that contribute to human health and well-being. 

Company Website: https://somnox.com/

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Origyn+Dfnity and the Future of the Internet

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What’s the future of the internet? How can we use AI to fight against counterfeiting? What’s a “digital twin”?

Peter discussed these and addressed many other questions with two leaders in the fields of decentralized systems and blockchain: Mike Schwartz from the ORIGYN Foundation and Dominic Williams from DFINITY. 

The ORIGYN Foundation is on a mission to use AI and decentralized technologies to fight against global trade of counterfeit products, a market valued at over $500B. They’re on a mission to protect the creativity and assets that define human ingenuity. 

Since its founding in 2016, DFINITY's mission has been to transform the public internet into a powerful decentralized cloud to host the next-generation of software and services. Their vision is for every system and service to be rebuilt and reimagined using smart contracts and to run entirely from infinite public blockchain without the need for traditional IT.

Mike Schwartz Bio: Mike is Founding Partner of the Origyn Foundation. He’s a pioneer of the decentralised Internet Computer Protocol (ICP) and the founder of multiple companies. He’s on a mission to use the Internet Computer to re-engineer economies for the benefit of society, business and government.

Dominic Williams Bio: Dominic is the Founder and Chief Scientist at DFINITY. Over the past 20 years, he has had a distinguished career as a crypto theoretician and serial entrepreneur focused on the internet and distributed systems, and pioneering new approaches to cryptography and blockchain technology.

Company Websites: https://www.origyn.ch/ and https://dfinity.org/

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ZERO-G & Startup Lessons with Peter

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Peter is incredibly excited to roll out an opportunity for Abundance members to come fly with him aboard Zero-G for a weightless flight!

As you are probably aware, he is one of the original founders. Using a specially modified Boeing 727 G-Force One aircraft, and specially trained pilots flying aerobatic maneuvers called parabolas, Zero-G passengers experience true weightlessness.

You may have heard about Peter's incredible opportunity to fly Professor Stephen Hawking—the world’s foremost expert in gravity—in Zero-G. You can see shots from that experience and footage from some flights here in this short video.

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September zoom breakout sessions

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We believe that speaking face-to-face is the best way to connect with others who can support you in turning your ideas into actionable goals. Our team has always strived to facilitate relationships within the community so that you are supported when you tackle the world’s grand challenges and pursue your life’s purpose.

CEO of Colossal Biosciences, Ben Lamm

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What if we could bring the woolly mammoth back from extinction? 

That’s the mission of Colossal Biosciences: to use the latest breakthroughs in CRISPR and genetic engineering technologies to revive extinct species and restore Earth to a healthier state. 

The company was co-founded by the extraordinary researcher and world-renowned geneticist Dr. George Church and serial tech entrepreneur Ben Lamm, who serves as Colossal’s CEO.

Peter spoke with Ben about the company’s de-extinction solution, how exactly they’re using CRISPR, what this means for the broader biodiversity crisis we’re facing, and much more.

Ben Lamm Bio: Ben Lamm is Co-founder and CEO of Colossal Biosciences. He’s a serial tech entrepreneur committed to using exponential tech to create disruptive businesses that make our world future-proof. 

Company Website: https://colossal.com/ 

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FEATURED MEMBER:  JULIE ZHU

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Julie's passion is to devote her expertise in IT (Information Technology) and financial investment toward disruption and innovation. Her moonshot includes the use of technology to improve the world and touch peoples' lives to lift them to their greatest potential!

She is an insightful and experienced financial investor with knowledge in blockchain, AI, space, EV, longevity, quantum computing, and investment management. Her experience in IT well equips her to launch any moonshot opportunity on the horizon. Julie also has management/administration expertise in Oracle database, middleware, business intelligence, contents/documents, cyber security, and AI.

Julie earned an MS in Computer Science and an MBA in Strategic Management. She is also involved in Tony Robbins' community as a "moving force in changing people’s lives for the better."

Connect with Julie on the Abundance Digital Community App!

WELCOME TO ABUNDANCE DIGITAL

NEW MEMBER spotlight: SEPTEMBER

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Founder & CEO of Focused Energy, Thomas Forner

Wednesday, October 6th, 10am PT

 

Nuclear fusion has long been the dream for solving our energy needs: a limitless supply at zero cost. 

 

Think about it: if we can replicate the power-generating process of the Sun while eradicating the issues of nuclear waste, it would be the solution to end all solutions. 

 

That’s the vision of recently-launched cleantech startup Focused Energy. The company is working to commercialize inertial fusion energy, which involves the use of high-powered laser beams to spark a fusion reaction.

 

Join Peter and Focused Energy Founder & CEO Thomas Forner as they discuss the company’s technology and what it means for the future of energy.

 

Thomas Forner Bio: Thomas is the CEO of Focused Energy. He is the founder of multiple companies and has over 20 years of experience developing and managing tech startups. 

 

Company Website: https://focused-energy.world/

 

Human Longevity Inc. President Dr. David Karow & Chief Commercial Officer James Dickey

Thursday, October 7th, 3pm PT

How long do you think you’ll live? How can you use data to diagnose cancer, diabetes, and other diseases early enough to increase your healthspan?

 

After all, prevention is the cornerstone of optimal health.

 

The Health Nucleus program, run by Human Longevity, Inc. (a company I co-founded), consists of genome sequencing, a whole body MRI, heart and lung CT, electrocardiogram, echocardiogram, and a slew of blood tests to give you the most complete picture of personal health currently available. 

 

Join Peter with President David Karow and Chief Commercial Officer James Dickey as they discuss how exactly Health Nucleus works and how we get to healthcare that is precise and preventive.

 

Dr. David Karow Bio: David serves as President and Chief Innovation Officer of Human Longevity, Inc. and has over a decade of experience in advanced MR Imaging and genomic analytics. He has been awarded multiple federal and private research grants and published numerous papers focusing on  the development of imaging biomarkers for chronic age related disease. 

 

James Dickey Bio: James is the Chief of Commercial Officer of Human Longevity, Inc. and brings over 25 years of experience working in the Life Sciences industry and applying technology to his role at the company.

 

Company Website: https://www.healthnucleus100plus.com/ 

 

Co-Founder & CEO of Delivering Happiness, Jenn Lim

Wednesday, October 20th, 10am PT

Peter often speaks about the importance of getting clarity on your Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) and the emotional energy that fuels it. 

 

After all, making a dent in the universe and solving big problems requires a TON of hard work. 

 

But how do you scale that emotional energy and sense of purpose across your team and company? 

 

That’s the mission of Delivering Happiness: to use the science of happiness to help companies create adaptable cultures that grow people, profit, and purpose. 

 

Delivering Happiness started as a New York Times bestselling book and has evolved into a consultancy with a set of frameworks used by more than 350 companies, including Starbucks and Sallie Mae. 

 

Join Peter and Delivering Happiness Co-Founder & CEO Jenn Lim as they discuss how companies can use their people and culture as a competitive advantage, the details of the Delivering Happiness framework, and much more

 

Jenn Lim Bio: Jenn is the CEO of Delivering Happiness, a company she co-founded with the late Founder and CEO of Zappos Tony Hsieh. Her mission is to teach businesses how to create cultures that lead with happiness and humanity, generate greater profits, and are more sustainable--all while being authentic to their true selves.

 

Company Website: https://www.deliveringhappiness.com/ 

 

Founder & CEO of Paradromics, Matt Angle

Thursday, October 28th, 11am PT

Our brains are composed of 100 billion neurons and 100 trillion synapses--encompassing everything we see, feel, hear, taste, and remember.

 

That’s a lot of data.

 

A key insight of Matt Angle, CEO of brain-computer interface (BCI) company Paradromics, is that once you realize the brain is really a data system, you can reframe a lot of typically hard-to-treat conditions. 

 

Can we use a BCI to treat paralysis and speech impediments? What about other disorders? How does the Paradromics tech differ from the tech used by Elon Musk’s company Neuralink? Can we use BCIs not only for treating disorders, but also for amplifying human intelligence and memory?

 

Join Peter and Matt Angle as they explore these and other questions.

 

Matt Angle Bio: Matt is the Founder and CEO of Paradromics. His mission is to turn neuro data into effective medical treatments. We’ll discuss his journey from the lab to neurotech startup founder, the future of BCIs, and much more.

 

Company Website: https://www.paradromics.com/ 

 

Zoom Breakouts

Tuesday, October 12th, 9am PT

Thursday, October 21st, 11am PT

Friday, October 29th, 5am PT 

Join the Abundance Community for some Zoom Breakouts! Never joined before? No problem. Hop on in to meet like-minded others and discuss this month's topics, introduce yourself, or share your experience. 

 

We believe that speaking face-to-face is the best way to connect with others who can support you in turning your ideas into actionable goals. Our team has always strived to facilitate relationships within the community so that you are supported when you tackle the world’s grand challenges and pursue your life’s purpose.

 

In these breakouts, we gather on Zoom and break out into rooms of ~3 for 2x30 minute chats. It's very important to be on time! If you're running late- join halfway to catch the second round. 

This is your chance to hear your fellow members' opinions and experiences, brainstorm Moonshots and MTPs, and work together to achieve your goals going into 2022. These sessions are a great way to inject a feeling of community and positivity.

 

The suggested topic for each will be in line with the corresponding webinar.

See you soon, 

 

The Abundance Digital Team