“We develop a community where engaged runners, non-profits and corporations join forces to create positive awareness around social & environmental issues and to accelerate impactful change.”

How to build a global community of Sweaty Changemakers?

“Once upon a time Thomas was running the 20km of Brussels and thought about the power of all of these people sharing a passion and running together. What if they could also share a purpose? Run together for something greater than themselves whenever they want.

It was clear to him that he needed some magic ingredients to make his vision of a community of sweaty changemakers a reality: a better understanding of the industry, an innovative environment to work in and some entrepreneurial minds who share his unreasonableness. So he decided to move to the capital of innovation and foolishness: San Francisco. During a Master of Social Entrepreneurship program he met Magali and Olivier who soon decided to join the Atlas adventure. Magali’s passion for running, social impact & marketing was a direct fit! Oli was less passionate about running but his strategic thinking and CSR expertise made Atlas a reality ! Together they founded Atlas and built a scalable social business and impact model around Thomas’ initial idea. Along the way the three were lucky to meet Seo – an amazing developer – through some strokes of fate including a late Lyft Line ride. She brought the much needed technical skills into the team and was able to make the launch of the first version of Atlas on March 31 2017 a reality!

The team continued to grow. Ravali joined the team in December 2017 to help grow the app. Then came Stéphanie. She is leading our Business Dev efforts in Belgium. Joseph joined early 2018 to complete the technical team. Today we are a diverse, ambitious and curious team proud to help build this community of sweaty changemakers!”

-Team Atlas

THE ATLAS TEAM

IMPACT

Our impact model revolves around 3 pillars:

  • Increased Funding: Increasing the amount of funding available for a cause by incentivizing corporations and runners to give more
  • Cause Awareness: Building awareness and empathy around the social and environmental issues our nonprofit partners tackle and to give their beneficiaries a channel and a voice
  • Engaged community: Engaging our users to go beyond running by providing them with opportunities to become active, compassionate changemakers in their community

We are a Certified B Corp

In today’s world creating a company that is associated with making the world a better place means nothing short than creating a competitive advantage in the hunt for customers and talent. As this is how we sell Atlas to our customers, we cannot only walk but have to run the talk! We therefore incorporated Atlas as a Benefit Corporation to create a solid foundation for long term mission alignment and value creation. We’re also proud to be a Certified B Corporation® and a part of the global business as a force for good movement. If you would like to read some more you can either download our Declaration of Interdependence or read Olivier’s blog about our Certification.

Download ATLAS Impact Report 2017
BUSINESS DEV

You want to partner with Atlas? Shoot us an email and Magali will be in touch in a sec!

magali@atlasrun.com

GENERAL INQUIRY

You want to chat? Give us feedback? Tell us a story? We are always happy to hear from our users.

hello@atlasrun.com

PRESS

You want to share our story and help us build a stronger community?

thomas@atlasrun.com