Sydney is a serial entrepreneur on a mission to push humanity forward and live interestingly. 


She has built five successful companies at the mere age of twenty-two. With seven years of experience in the commercial real estate industry, she is both an active investor and developer in multifamily, retail, office and hotel. In 2019, She founded Daring Greatly with a mission to supporting women, LGBTQIA+ and minority founders in an effort to actively change the future of businesses, innovation and representation of tomorrow. 


In her most revolutionizing venture, Zukurri, she brings architectural blueprints to life through powerful and interactive visualization that allows real estate professionals to communicate, market and sell at any stage in the process. This is executed through cutting-edge emerging technology consisting of augmented and virtual reality bridged with artificial intelligence. Real estate agents, investors and developers alike can now design better, mitigate risk, pre-lease properties, secure approvals, and communicate and envision together. 


As one reporter put it, "Her magnetic personality, killer work-ethic, and unapologetic self-promotion propel her with dashing speed towards a success that is unconfined by the lanes of industry." She's the host of The Sydney Phillips Podcast, an author, passionate futurist, a keynote speaker and an amateur race car driver. Named in the ’25 Most Influential Women of Commercial Real Estate’, this young mogul has also earned the title ‘Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year’. 


As she considers herself to be a “Jane of All Trades” - Sydney’s interests follow one theme: To push humanity forward. Of which, includes; spatial computing (AR/VR/XR), the open metaverse, transhumanism, human longevity, brain-computer interfaces, haptics, space exploration, multi-planet habitation, 3D printing, robotics, AI, AGI, blockchain, cryptocurrency, quantum computing, domed cities, drones, holography, neuroinformatics, and space elevators. 


This story is just getting started. 


commercial real estate

In a story unlike any other, Sydney began learning the ins and outs of commercial real estate after her life changed unexpectedly at the age of fourteen. In the depths of grief after losing her father, Sydney experienced an overnight sense of duty, honor, and legacy that drove this teenager to learn and build her name in the industry, all while still in high school and through her college years. 

She's built two successful and growing commercial real estate companies specializing in retail. In January of 2020, she added 'commercial real estate developer' to her portfolio, in a development project building the next generation of office, multi-family, hotel, and retail in the heart of Kansas City. 


Zukurri & AR/VR 

In June of 2020, Sydney started Zukurri through her own frustrations with the lack of speed in the real estate industry. She realized in both built and under development properties, the lack of visualization was paralyzing to the process, for numerous players in the industry.  


Real estate agents and commercial real estate developers alike are changing the status quo through Zukurri's powerful visualization that allows them to communicate, market, and sell - better, faster, and smarter. The company has received national attention for its revolutionary technology that encompasses augmented and virtual reality coupled with artificial intelligence. 

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speaking inquiries

Sydney is available for in-person keynotes and online webinar addresses. 


press and publications


Winning Strategies Playbook

Generation Now

Twenties in Twenty 

Spill the Milk 


Twenty-Something Trials 

It Ain't It Sis 

The Girl Guide 

Two Confused Adults 

Twenty Fun 

Multi-Passionaire Tech Talks 

That Entrepreneur Life 


Fort Worth Business Press 

International Business Times 

Young Female Entrepreneur of the Year

25 Most Influential Women in CRE 

No Less Than A Billion - Accelerate DFW 

Sydney's List 

To take action, we must have the knowledge to do so confidently. Each of the books below has been important to my journey and growth. 

Entrepreneurship Must-Reads All Under $20

Stock Market & Investing Must-Reads All Under $18

Personal Development Must-Reads All Under $20 

Futuristic Must-Reads All Under $26

daring greatly investments

Her mission to 'push humanity forward' drives every decision of her life. In fierce pursuit of this mission, a capital firm investing in women, LGBTQ+, and minority founders, Daring Greatly, was brought to life.


In one interview, when asked about her why behind Daring Greatly, Sydney put it blatantly. "Sitting back and letting the world work out the biggest issues is just not my style. Everyone deserve an opportunity, and that's what we're giving them."