*Wicked problems are those problems that resist definitive formulation and are difficult to solve due to incomplete, contradictory and changing requirements; they were first defined in the seminal paper “Dilemmas in a General Theory of Planning” in 1973.
The entrepreneurs in our upcoming program will be challenged to develop scalable, market-based solutions in the areas of:
How might we reduce the harm and disruption caused by the extreme events made more dangerous and frequent as a result of our changing climate?
How might we provide water to those who need it and protect or enhance water supply sources in response to the growing pressures of climate change?
How might we create resilient water infrastructure in the face of growing demand and climate change threats?
How might we safeguard water quality amidst climate change challenges to provide clean, safe water to all users?
"My time in X Genesis was one of the most transformative I’ve had in my career. The program gives Prospective CEOs a highly efficient and cost effective way to explore a complex problem, pinpoint a subset of the problem where there’s opportunity to innovate, and test ideas and solutions that could be profitable ventures. The X Genesis experience and network will continue to shape my life and work for the foreseeable future."
"With overwhelming intellectual resource, competent support, validation tools, and support, X Genesis has helped me launch my next, and we expect, most impactful venture."
"The outcomes of the program far exceeded my expectations. Not only was I empowered to address 'wicked problems', I was enabled to do so with the network of people provided by X Genesis."
"My current startup, Apostrophe, was born directly out of the program and what I learned and experienced there. It was very impactful for me."