2. Our Hubs
3. Meet Our Members
4. Our Local Events
Our Regional Events
6. Our Senior Events
Our Online Community
8. What Do They Say About Us?
9. Get involved !
1 About Sandbox
Sandbox is the foremost
innovators below 30.
people worldwide that already
have an impressive impact at
a very young age, no matter in
what field or industry.
The ‘family of extraordinary
friends’ entails more than 600
hand-selected members in 48
2 Our Hubs
We run monthly events in the following cities:
Amsterdam, Bangalore, Beijing, Berlin, Hong Kong, London, Madrid,
Mexico City, Nairobi, New York, Paris, Rome, Prague, San Francisco,
Singapore, Stockholm, Washington D.C. & Zurich.
And we will open shortly in Boston, Brussels, Moscow, Cairo, Delhi
3 Meet Our Members
Sebastian Lindstrom, 26, Nairobi,
Educated in Hong Kong and South Korea, Sebastian was formerly a
member of the Swedish Special Forces and is now an experienced traveler
and filmmaker. An African Leadership Summit Fellow, he has many
years experience of living and working in West Africa being the cofounder
of Light For Children, an NGO working with HIV-infected children in
Ghana, and cofounder of the What Took You So Long Foundation that
films and screens untold stories and unsung heroes in remote corners of
Rahaf Harfoush, 26, Paris
Rahaf is cofounder of a digital innovation and foresight strategic consultancy and of a
non-profit strengthening local and global support systems for women entrepreneurs
in emerging economies. Having published a book about her experience in Obama’s
New Media Team during the US presidential campaign, Rahaf is currently working on
“ArchiTechs: How to Live, Work & Govern in a HyperConnected world.” She is the
former Associate Director of the Technology Pioneer Programme at the World
3 Meet Our Members
Soraya Darabi, 25, New York City
Soraya built up Social Media at the New York Times, bringing digital
partnerships to a new level, and is currently a digital strategist for ABC. She
cofounded the iPhone app Food-Spotting, named ‘App of the Year’ by
Wired Magazine and described as ‘one of America’s most inspiring startups’ by Business Week in 2011. She appeared on the cover of Fast
Company, which selected her as part of the ‘100 most creative people’.
Soraya who has 431,131 followers on Twitter is also the first digital
Ambassador to the UN’s technology group.
Bjoern Lasse Herrmann, 26, San Francisco
Founder of Blackbox, a next generation seed accelerator for technology startups,
Bjoern recently published Startup Genome , a research project on how to crack
the “innovation code” of Silicon Valley and accelerate the pace of innovation
around the world by turning entrepreneurship into a science. Stanford
Graduate, Bjoern’s goal is to unleash human potential by creating global
infrastructure for learning. He is the founder of many initiatives such as
Supercool School amongst many others, a platform used by various ivy league
universities, Fortune 50 companies and passionate individuals.
4 Our Local Events
Today, Sandbox runs monthly events in 21 cities. Over the past two
years, we hosted 300+ events, bringing together local talents and
guests, in various formats ranging from informal dinners to
collaborative work sessions.
5 Our Regional Events
US Retreat, April 2010, Pennsylvania
European Retreat 2010
Over the last two years, we organized 4 bigger gatherings in the US, in
Europe and in South America
Transamerica Retreat, October 2011, Los Cabos Mexico
6 Our Senior Events
In 2010 & 2011, we organized around 100 events
with outstanding senior leaders: CEOs of large
corporations, media gurus, government officials,
entrepreneurs and artists.
Sandbox Lunch with Andrew Rashbass, CEO of The Economist Group, London
7 Our Online Community
How others describe us?
‘The most valuable network for young people who want to make
something happen, very inspiring!’
Eric Kuhn, youngest producer that CNN ever had
‘A bunch of twenty-somethings building business and social
enterprises that you’re likely to hear a lot more about… we’re
watching this space’
David Rowan, Editor Wired UK
‘Young, inspiring and creative thinkers. Watch out world, they are
starting something big’
Lars Hinrichs, Founder XING
9 Get involved!
Your main contact:
Singapore Sandbox Ambassador
m +65 96510782
Zurich (head office)
c/o Christian Busch
London House, Mecklenburgh Square
c/o Fabian Pfortmüller
616 113th Street
10025 New York NY