Nikolas has been invited to be a\u00a0SingularityU ‘Dragon’ at the 2017 Canada Global Impact Challenge Live Pitch Event on April 5th in Toronto, Canada. In addition he will be presenting a keynote presentation on exponential thinking and how technology, and innovative solutions, can positively change the lives of millions of people.Background to the GICThe SingularityU Canada Global Impact Challenge strives to celebrate and promote change agents and their high impact ideas; align them as thought leaders for innovation, exponential change, and positive social change; and open national and local conversations about innovation in Canada.The challenge is an open call to entrepreneurs, technologists, and scientists for innovations and startups that positively impact the lives of people living in Canada, with an ability to scale and impact millions of people worldwide in the next 10 years.Schedule of EventsThe Finalist Pitch Event will be held at Toronto City Hall in Council Chambers from 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. The live audience will include special guests, keynote speakers, as well as an esteemed panel of judges, including Michele Romanow of the hit series Dragons’ Den.Guests and GIC ‘Dragons’ will have a rare opportunity to sit in Council Chambers to hear from a select group of finalists who will pitch their BIG idea to improve the standard of living for 1 million+ Canadians over the next 3-5 years using exponential technology.The GIC ‘Dragons’ will choose Canada’s 2017 Exponential Leader who will represent Canada at\u00a0SingularityU\u2019s prestigious\u00a0Graduate Solutions Program (GSP).\u00a0The winner is guaranteed reserved admittance to the 9-week program located at\u00a0NASA Ames Research Center\u00a0in Silicon Valley this summer. The annual GSP is limited to 80 students from around the world. Paid tuition by the 2017 Canada GIC is valued at $40k USD.See you there!