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Christian Vanizette

2019-2020 Columbia University Scholars







In 2010, Christian took a sabbatical to travel the world and find out how social entrepreneurs use technology to solve social and environmental issues. As he travelled, Christian organized a small community of citizens committed to support social entrepreneurs through skilled volunteerism and rapid innovation workshops. This organic community was the beginning of Makesense. Makesense is now a community of 100,000 citizens who support 3,000 local initiatives tackling the Global Goals in 100 cities and 45 countries. Makesense and its 80 employees work to scale those local initiatives hosted on the platform by partnering with forward looking companies and governments across the world.