What’s House of Genius all about?

The goal of House of Genius is to assemble brilliant, diverse groups of people to focus their collective creativity and experience to explore, discuss and solve important problems. We hold evening sessions once a month in cities around the world.

What happens in a typical session?

We bring together a group of 15-18 wide-ranging minds and three business presenters.  The three presenters share their business and a key problem they are facing in rapid-fire fashion. Next, each attendee offers questions, insights, suggestions, or introductions that may assist the presenter. The true “genius” is in the collaboration – you’ll be amazed at the power of thinking that is evoked from the structure of the sessions and the synergetic format.

What’s with all the mystery?

First names only at the start. House of Genius works best when we have a diversity of perspectives and where people candidly share their ideas freely and without filtering or ego. We ask attendees to refrain from disclosing their backgrounds at the start of the session so that ideas are accepted at face value and to encourage everyone to contribute equally. We don’t publicize the topics for discussion ahead of time to guarantee immediate reactions and fresh ideas. Our format encourages attendees to lend their unique insights to problems that may be outside their fields of expertise — a crucial ingredient to gain novel perspectives and create innovative solutions.

Is this a networking event?

Yes, we do intros, but after all the presentations and feedback are complete. The super-committed refer to that portion of the program as the “reveal.”

How can I attend?

Visit our registration page and fill out a quick questionnaire about you; since we try to balance areas of expertise across sessions, we curate the attendee lists every month.  Moreover, our established markets are getting rushed with registrations so don’t be surprised if you don’t hear from us immediately, but you will. Guaranteed.

What if I want to present?

If you are involved in a new, old, small, or large company willing to candidly present a current business challenge that could benefit from a bit of “Genius”, we’d love to hear from you. Just visit this registration page, share your aspiration of presenting in the city of your choice, and we’ll be in touch.  You’ll need a five-minute presentation, and we would prefer a few slides to visually assist the House. Learn more about presenting at House of Genius.

What if I want to sponsor or start one in my city?

Please drop a note to founders@houseofgenius.org about your interest or please complete our online application.  We’ll be in touch right away.  You’ll find a list of our current sponsors on our sponsorship page.  But don’t worry, there is definitely room for more support of this cool, educational and entrepreneurial supportive concept.