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Makesense & the global goals

Empowering citizens to use disruptive technologies & social business to solve the global goals.

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MakeSense makes changing the world everyone’s business.

We engage thousands of citizens and social entrepreneurs across the world to build local solutions for the Global Goals. We partner with both governments and companies to scale our best solutions.

To maximize our impact, MakeSense is launching a program on disruptive technologies. We believe that these technologies when plugged in with the right communities will solve the Global Goals faster.

MakeSense and its partners will host a series of events, online classes and workshops to democratize disruptive technologies and connect communities on the ground.

« While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters . »

– Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Laureate and UN Global Goals advocate

Disruptive technologies can be used by citizens and Social Entrepreneurs to accelerate solving the Global Goals.

« To solve global issues – citizens lead, technology enables & governement follows. Empowering citizens with new disruptive technologies gives more room for creativity in solving the worlds issues »

– Christian Vanizette, MakeSense co-founder

Technologies to explore together



Artificial Intelligence & Data


Internet of things & Sensors


New Materials and Nanotech


New Manufacturing


Drones & Robots




Augmented & Virtual Reality


How to get involved?

MakeSense can provide its infrastructure, digital platforms, local chapters and physical incubators to diffuse disruptive technologies to local communities of citizens and Social Entrepreneurs tackling global goals.

However we need YOU to go further and ensure the highest impact possible! Join us in creating a volunteer community of mentors knowledgable in disruptive technologies and global issues.

Tech Mentor

Do you work or study in the technology industry? Come share your knowledge at one of our events!

Global Goal Expert

Do you have knowledge regarding global goals? Share your on the ground experience and development expertise.

Local Organizer

Are you interested in bringing our events in your city ? We can pair you with a MakeSense chapter nearby you to start making things happen!

Join our Kick-off event in New York and meet the team

Unique Location
Keynote speaker
Food security
Our host
STEM education
Paul Duan

Duan created created Bayes Impact ( Y combinator backed non profit ), which aims to solve some of the world’s biggest problems through data. They ve worked with the US department of veterans affairs to improve employment opportunities and occupational training for 21 million veterans. Up next, improving France s unemployment agency.

Thomas Rush

Thomas is an Entrepreneur in Residence at ConsenSys, a venture production studio building decentralized applications for blockchain ecosystems, primarily focused on Ethereum. So far ConsenSys have a portfolio of 30+ blockchain start-ups.
He serves as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Shapers, and is an Advisory Board member for the Rutgers University Design Thinking program. He is co-founder of the Propeller Social Innovation Incubator, Founder of East Harlem Yoga, and has advised numerous other startups over the past decade.
He currently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his partner and 30+ houseplants, and he designs impractical 3D products in his spare time.

Marieme Jamme

Marieme’s latest venture includes the launch of IAMTHECODE, a the first movement aiming at mobilising governments, businesses and investors to support girls and young women in STEAMD (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics, and Design). Her goal is to empower 1 million young women and girls globally to become coders by 2030 and to align with the United Nations 2030 Agenda. Marieme is the newest board member of the Web Foundation. She will be supporting the Foundation in the area of gender and digital equality.

Ioanna Theoudorou

Ioanna brought her previous expertise in startups and community organising to her work in refugee response in Greece with Campfire Innovation. She is a proud founding member of MarhaCar and Reload Greece and currently is a WEF Global Shaper.

Walking on the Moon would not have been possible without tiny actions upstream. Follow the progress of our community exploring Disruptive technologies to solve the global goals.

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