Pure serendipity, a father-son initial team and a focus on engaging the young minds with two big trends- Sustainability & Skills of the Future
The Lumi Team
Helped conceptualise Lumi & developed its first two innovations
Voice of the Young
Former Headmaster of King's College Junior School
Global Ambassador Head of Schools
Dr. Gerard Silverlock
21+ year track record in 5 startups, incl. a $2bn exit. Recognised leader in global Ed-Tech, Ex-McKinsey
Founder & CEO
20+ year track record as Tech. leader, ML expert, Ed-Tech entrepreneur
Head of Technology
23+ years as VC, academic, design thinking and innovation expert
Head of Innovation Curriculum
Dr. Christopher Shen
15+ year track record in design thinking, content development & training
Head of Content Innovation Process
An entrepreneurial and energetic undergraduate at Minverva KGI in San Francisco. From Kenya, he is currently pursuing a double major in Social Sciences and Business. Calvin runs our Shaping the Cities of Tomorrow and Zero Food Wastage quests, He is also closely involved in Lumi's curriculum enhancement programme.
An experienced facilitator and academic, who is currently pursuing her Masters at Harvard University while also working at University of Alberta in Canada, to introduce sustainability into every aspect of student life.
Michelle comes from South Korea and has also helped establish Lumi's first school partnership in South Korea
A self confessed budding tech entrepreneur, currently pursuing Computer Sciences at Minerva KGI. San Francisco. Originally from Paraguay and is currently working as one of our lead technical facilitators helping shape luminary projects into working prototypes.
Austin is also closely involved in shaping the Lumi journey in more advanced stages of the quest
An Arts and Science undergraduate student at University College London, who comes from the UK and is deeply passionate about working with young people. She is also a budding Reg-tech entrepreneur
Hannah is one of our general facilitators, leads Shaping the Cities of Tomorrow quest and also helps coordinate activities involving all facilitators e.g., training and certification
Aly El Shefai
A highly entrepreneurial and experienced engineer who is currently pursuing a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from University College London.
Aly comes from Egypt, has worked with Dell EMC. He currently works with luminaries across all quests to refine, shape and bring their ideas to life. He is also leading the charge to introduce Lumi to schools in Egypt
A vibrant Computer Science & Engg student at Minerva KGI, San Francisco, who comes from Nigeria and has extensive experience of working in hackathons.
"Dodie" works with luminaries across all quests to refine, shape and bring their ideas to life. She also manages some crucial aspects of Lumi operations
What We Stand For
Love as a state of being and for everything we do, with everyone we work with and serve. Love for the planet.
We are current/future leaders committed to serving a culture that pulls diversity and evolves according to the needs of the community and the planet
No negativity or criticism that is not constructive and maintaining this attitude towards each other regardless of our differences at times
Enjoying life and having fun are essential components
Being bold, not afraid to try, experiment, think big and carry an inner strength to speak our ideas and address any differences in opinion or style directly and respectfully with those in question regardless of position or role
We empower each other to thrive
and demonstrate our full potential by being empowered.
We create a culture of autonomy and trust
Lumi Network believes that participants in our quests have a right to grow in a supportive, caring, and safe environment, which includes the right to protection from abuse and other safeguarding concerns.
Lumi Network is committed to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of our participants.
We expect all Lumi Network personnel (administrators, facilitators, experts, volunteer), and invited guests to share this commitment.
Lumi Network’s standard operational procedures contribute to a safe online ecosystem for our participants, including:
Only authorised persons are admitted into our Zoom sessions. Unidentified participants are removed.
All Zoom sessions are recorded with explicit consent, and are used for quality and safety control purposes.
Facilitators are pre-vetted (identity and security) and recruited from reputable higher educational institutions.
Participants are strongly encouraged to communicate exclusively utilising invitation-only and moderated platform established by Lumi Network.
Lumi Network personnel are vigilant for signs of any young person in distress and are confident about applying the appropriate processes to intervene where necessary.