boma’s origins


Our Foundation

The Boma founding team has more than five decades of experience creating global communities, world-class events, and industry-leading corporate training.

The Founder of Boma Global, Lara Stein, created the TEDx program and grew it into a global movement with more than 15,000 events.


A New Network

After leaving TED, Lara joined Singularity University and developed a global community in the form of a decentralized network of country partners.

Now, she has joined forces with our other founders to create Boma — a global network that combines the best in global thinking with the best in local insight to help individuals and organizations adapt and thrive in a rapidly changing world.