Exploring alternative realities. Anchored in today, designed for tomorrow.
Unlocking the biggest societal challenges of our time.
GET READY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE
As for all endeavors, to go MAD you'll need a couple of things.
Drawing upon research from fields such as neuro science, societal change, and conflict resolution from leading institutes like Harvard, MIT, Stanford and Singularity University - Fused with the empirical experience from MAD entrepreneurs across more than 30 countries, spanning beyond 50 organisations, transcending industries and sectors - we craft the MAD Methodology. (R)evolutionary models, where organic development is embedded in its very core and fabric. In a world were the only thing constant is change, we aim to not just enable, but provoke a continuum of exploration to truly Make A Difference. Within and (thus) around. We've packed it into a MAD Time Machine, Maps, Glasses and set of Tools for your journey into an emerging future. When we say 'We start at MAD and go beyond', we mean it.
Engage us for MAD Talks, Sessions and Advice to ignite sparks of MADness, unlock exponential potential, and craft game changing strategies. Or join our MAD Hackathons, Thinks Tanks and Journeys to Make A Difference.
We believe there is a spark of MADness in everyone and everywhere.
>> It doesn’t matter WHO you are
Businesses, Governments, Academia, Organisation, Individuals - we've seen them all go MAD
>> It doesn’t matter WHERE you are
MAD Entrepreneurs and community members operate across all continents
(except for Antarctica, and we’d love to got there).
READY TO GO MAD?
Talks, SESSIONS, AND ADVICE
TIME MACHINES, MAPS, GLASSES, AND TOOLS
HACKATHONS, THINK TANKS, AND JOURNEYS
A MAD TIME AHEAD
GATHERING THE MAD COMMUNITY AROUND THE BIGGEST SOCIETAL CHALLENGES OF OUR TIME
MAD THEMES & PERSPECTIVES
We come together to catalyze change across individual, organizational and institutional levels by exploring alternative realities. Co-creating transdisciplinary solutions through Think Tanks, Hackathons and Journeys. Through MAD Talks, Sessions and Advice. In person meet-ups and virtual gatherings. Anchored in local MAD Entrepreneurs across the world, facing the biggest societal challenges of our time.
An overview of MAD activities for the fall. Join us for MAD Talks, Sessions, Think Tanks, Hackthons and more.
DON'T BE A STRANGER
- 28: EVENT, Sweden-China Entrepreneurship Forum
- 29: EVENT, Water Aid Breakfast
- 1: MAD SESSION, Fatta!
- 12-13: EVENT, Dalai Lama visit
- 17-18: MAD ADVISE, European Commission, Research & Innovation
- 19-21: EVENT, SHE Entrepreneurs from Middle East & North Africa with Swedish Institute
- 24: EVENT, Right Livelihood Award
- 26: EVENT, Go Africa Reconnect
- 26: EVENT, Africa Match
- 31: MAD TALK, Stockholm University
- 1: MAD THINK TANK, SEB Experience Center
- 7: MAD TALK, Royal Institute of Technology
- 8: MAD HACKATHON, Karolinska Institutet
- To be announced
BE A PART OF PROVOKING THE FRONTIERS OF WHAT WE KNOW.
EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE REALITIES. CRAFTING EMERGING FUTURES.
MAD AREAS & QUESTIONS
WE'D LOVE TO EXPLORE WITH YOU!
What role can it play in leap frogging societal development? What are the key risks from an ethical and moral perspective?
How does the content and state of consciousness affect how we perceive reality? What overlooked insights could be found in altered states?
How has fear, trust and vulnerability developed? What would need to be true for us to be less driven by fear? What are the key mechanisms to build trust for the unknown?
What philosophic questions have the potential to shift our current paradigm? What frameworks will be needed to expand our understanding of reality?
What is value? and what role can crypto currencies play in exploring alternative societal structures as a vehicle for value creation and transactions? Want to build and play with a MAD currency?
ART & DESIGN
How can art deepen our understanding of the value of process, rather than the end goal? What can we learn from art when it comes to measuring success? What would design responses to a non human centered world look like? What role does art and design play in social movements and advocacy?
HISTORY & RELIGION
What patterns and insights can we find in historic events and roots across religions and belief systems that are key to unlock the societal challenges ahead of us?
OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS & RESEARCHERS
TO GO MAD!
The MAD Methodology starts at MAD and goes beyond. Together we push the horizon of what we can imagine. We know impact is multiplied by diversity. Thus, we are always looking for the greatest MAD minds to tackle some of the biggest challenges of tomorrow from different perspectives.
Beneath you'll find some of the areas we've identified together with the MAD Community. Let us know if you are craving to explore them - as thesis, volunteer work, research or other creative formats. Also, further ideas about areas to catalyze for insights are always warmly welcome! Don't be a stranger - drop us a line :)