“Change is painful, but nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don't belong.”
There’s been a lot of hype in the last few years about the metaverse and Web 3.0. A lot of confusion, misconceptions, and misinformation. Our guest today is here to help us navigate all that – and then some.
Kirin Sinha is the Founder and CEO of Illumix, one of the world's leading augmented reality (AR) companies.
From a young age, through a background in dancing, Kirin developed the confidence to follow what she loved and understood how consistent work led to better performance, irrespective of field. Her other great passion was mathematics, and you’ll see how these two areas have followed her along the entrepreneurial journey.
In 2012, Kirin launched non-profit SHINE (Supporting, Harnessing, Inspiring, Nurturing, and Empowering), a unique after-school program to empower young women to value their own potential and capabilities within the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.
Kirin has degrees in electrical engineering, computer science, and mathematics from MIT, as well as advanced degrees in mathematics, statistics, and business from the University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, and Stanford.
She was listed as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022, and was honored as one of Variety's “10 Innovators to Watch'' in 2021.
Today, her big focus is Illumix. Since launching in 2017, Illumix has powered digital-physical experiences across the metaverse, ranging from entertainment to commerce, and bridges the 2D and 3D world through their breakthrough technology.
Illumix has been recognized by Fast Company and Google and secured $13 million in venture capital funding. As a woman of Indian descent, she is one of Silicon Valley’s few minority female founders and CEOs with a technical background.
If, like me, you have a lot of questions about how emerging technology will shape our world, you’ll love this conversation.
In this episode:
- How to recognize and unleash your potential
- When Kirin realized the metaverse was going to be the future
- How she’s built Illumix into a global powerhouse; and
- What exciting things technology has in store for us just around the corner.
Before we begin, the right bit of inspiration can completely change the trajectory of someone’s life, so if there’s a friend or loved one who needs to hear this episode or could use some help to Win the Day, share it with them right now.
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Resources / links mentioned:
💎 Illumix website.
📷 Illumix Instagram.
📷 Kirin Sinha Instagram.
🌎 Kirin Sinha Twitter.
🗺️ ‘Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration’ by Ed Catmull.
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