“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.”

THE ATLAS TEAM

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!

Together they’re now running the change in San Francisco and building this community thanks to you!

During our MVP. Over 1,400 runners raised $7,550 for various causes. While raising funds for nonprofits was great, the real game changer was to experience how our runners started to become more aware and engaged around issues like homelessness in the Bay Area. This is what drives us at Atlas: to build an empathetic, engaged and positive global movement of sweaty changemakers backed up by a viable business model.