Paloneo’s mission is to foster global exchange of culture, capital and ideas to form a more sustainable and interconnected global society.
We are building a cosmopolitan community committed to addressing the global challenges of the digital age:
Digital Society. Data has taken the place of land as the world's most valuable resource. With the advance of blockchain and AI technologies, power will transition from nation-states to digital institutions - global impact networks.
Planet Earth. To prevent further ecosystem collapse, we must reform global economic systems to form a symbiotic relationship between capitalism and nature. Paloneo unites entrepreneurs, investors, policy-makers and artists to advocate for a more conscious and sustainable lifestyle.
Cultural Resilience. The idea of a united, free and prosperous Europe is threatened by the aggressive expansion of authoritarian regimes and ideologies. Facilitating global collaboration and the exchange of culture, capital and ideas has never been more critical to sustain peace and prosperity across Europe and the world.
Est. 2020 – Our story
Students at the University of Cambridge established Paloneo at a time when the pandemic and Brexit interrupted the exchange of knowledge, culture, and ideas that we consider essential to sustain the longest period of peace, cooperation, and prosperity in Europe and the world.
Our members are cosmopolitan explorers who combine both cultural and intellectual curiosity. They connect at Paloneo events to create multi-lateral friendships and discuss impactful ideas.
Our name 'Paloneo' is derived from the word 'Paladin'. In medieval Europe, Paladins were knights known for their heroic contributions to society. Today, it translates to "a leading champion of a cause".
Since our foundation in Cambridge, the Paloneo community started chapters in St. Gallen, London, Zurich, Berlin, and Paris – with plans to create a decentralized community hosting cultural and speaker events across Europe.
We welcome fellow curious and impact-driven individuals to join our private network to share knowledge, culture, and ideas at our monthly events and digital platform.