Sam Cossman

Sam Cossman

Extreme Explorer, Co-Founder Qwake Technologies
Bio

Sam Cossman is an explorer and catalyst with a passion for scaling positive impact through technological expeditions. Driven by an ethos of disciplinary collaboration, his endeavors have captivated global audiences and lead to a greater understanding of our planet. With an appetite for projects just beyond the realm of possibility, Sam has ventured into some of the world’s most extreme locations to peel back layers to the unknown. The founder of Qwake, an expeditionary company that addresses challenges related to our rapidly changing planet, he has partnered with prominent influencers including Presidents of Nations, leading organizations, and experts from NASA, MIT, National Geographic, Lockheed Martin, and others on disruptive projects ranging from space to deep sea. On the basis that exploration is the engine that drives innovation, he co-founded Qwake Technologies. Here, he and his team are currently developing next generation solutions to drive positive change ranging from computer vision firefighting applications, volcanic early warning systems, and A.I. driven anti-poaching technology. He believe that true innovation takes place at intersections and that open sourced ideas have the greatest potential to inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists, and catalysts.