Running a SingularityU Chapter is a dynamic and incredibly rewarding experience. The Chapters are run by volunteers who have collaborative spirits and are responsible for inviting and encouraging innovators to share ideas and projects. Chapters are responsible for inviting and encouraging local innovators to share ideas and projects. Chapters organize events and can support SU Global Impact Challenges (GICs).
While it varies across cities, teams and time of year, Chapter leadership teams spend an average of 1-3 hours per week over the course of a 24-month commitment. This includes onboarding, event planning, and management, communications, networking and promotion. It is expected that SU Chapters will respond to all communications from SU and/or their community within 5-business days.
SU will provide you with your digital branding material, including a website that you will be able to use to communicate about and promote your Chapter. When communicating about your Chapter, you are responsible for following the SU brand guidelines and for responding to inquiries both from SU and from your community in a timely manner of 5-business days. This also includes the right to use your “SingularityU Cityname Chapter” brand but does not include SU, Singularity University or other derivations of the name.
In order to support a data-driven culture, Chapters contribute to SU success metrics through a bi-annual reporting process. This helps to inform SU’s impact measurement as well as creating the Chapter’s Year In Review, which you can view here.
Since it is important for the community to have a unified brand, it can sometimes be the case that Chapters will need prior approval from SU headquarters before running specific types of events. These include events featuring speakers as well as some activities including youth programs, gallery shows, and movie screenings, for example. These activities require prior coordination with SU in order to avoid any misalignments with other SU initiatives, such as SU contracts for exclusivity on certain types of initiatives in a country or area. For all such events, a written summary of the proposed event should be forwarded to SU at least 30 days prior to the proposed event date.
Additionally, it’s important to note that Leadership Team members cannot concurrently hold another Authorization for another SingularityU Partner Program such as a Summit, or Country Partner.