Co-founder & Chief eXperience Officer, Space is Ltd.
environments, such as the Silicon Valley.
The core experience of SLEEEP is the SLPer, an Internet of Things-enabled, flat packable, and personalized sleeping unit, for which he sees a market in home furnishings, co-working or co-living arrangements, as well as long-haul transportation, such as buses, trains, and transcontinental aircraft. Joe’s past endeavours also reflected his versatility in tackling complex issues by combining design, technology, and entrepreneurship. As he offered consulting and training service on the Geographic Information System around the world, joined a start-up NGO in Tanzania, and renovated an unused attic into sustainable smart-living residence, Jun Rivers has consistently enlisted design as analytical and creative tools to bring about local solutions and make social impacts.
Joe plans to do research in the United States, where he can find an ecosystem of designers, scholars, engineers, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to explore and develop products and services related to sleep, dream, and compact living in various contexts. He earned his master’s degree from Harvard Graduate School of Design and his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.