WE ARE MAD.
IT ALL SEEMS IMPOSSIBLE UNTIL IT'S DONE.
WE KNOW IT'S NOT.
WE OBSESS WITH SEEING THE OVERLOOKED. EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE REALITIES, SHAPING EMERGING FUTURES.
ADDRESSING CONFLICTS. WITHIN AND AROUND.
FACING UNIMAGINABLE CHALLENGES, TURNING THEM INTO MINDBOGGLING OPPORTUNITIES.
THIS IS OUR BACKYARD, OUR DNA.
WE START AT MAD AND GO BEYOND. WE ARE MAD.
MAPPING THE MADness.
MAD Entrepreneurs in + 30 countries, leading + 50 organisations.
MAD people, most likely everywhere.
BEHIND THE MADNESS.
We are a community of social justice activists and philosophers, provocative researchers and entrepreneurs, courageous migrants and company leaders, mind boggling artists and writers, creative engineers and lawyers, curious diplomats and backpackers. We've represented the United Nations, spoken at TEDx talks, won World Championships, been featured in New York Times, Harvard Business Review, National Geographic Traveller, Fast Company, BBC, and more. But more than anything - We are a family. Mad to Make A Difference.
Coming together to explore alternative realities from a Societal and Human perspective.
Catalyzing key events, driving series of breakthroughs.
MAD TEAM - A HUMAN PERSPECTIVE.
EXPLORING AND PROVOKING THE NEXT LEAP IN EQUALITY.
MAD JOB Founder & CEO Tosin Turns Trash to Treasure. Inaugurate annual board member MAD.
Empowering victims of gender-based violence through therapy and business training.
Worldwide Pride Co-chair at Microsoft
Driving awareness and gender equality through promoting the LGBTQIA+ community in 17 countries and 40 cities.
AHMED ALI BABAR
Founder Lincoln School. Former member Pakistan Youth Parlament.
Building a better future through women empowerment and education of girls.
Founder & CEO Greencake
Rebuilding Gaza from within, through breakthrough innovation and female engineering teams.
Board member of Fatta! the social activitst movement.
Challenging norms and changing behaviours on Gender Equality and Sexual consent.
Founder & CEO Safecity.
Making cities safer for women and girls around the world through crowd-mapping incidents of sexual violence.
MAD TEAM - A SOCIETAL PERSPECTIVE.
EXPLORING ALTERNATIVE INSTITUTIONAL ECOSYSTEMS AND STRUCTURES.
CEO & Founder Tusafishe
Eliminating water borne diseases by providing safe water to vulnerable institutions
MAD researcher and adventurer
Exploring how sustainable development can be catalyzed through education and art.
Fusing AI, Medicine and Social Entrepreneurship
How tech innovation and entrepreneurship can change global healthcare.
Founder & Managing Director, Uganics
Local and organic herbal solutions to wash and hygiene, and women empowerment.
MAD researcher and adventurer
Understanding how data analytics and mathematics can be used to leap frog development.
Managing Director of Sanitation Africa Limited,
UN Young Leader for SDG 6, Sanitation & Clean Water
MAD ABOUT Enabling low-income households access to decent and affordable sanitation facilities.
SOME OF THE REMARKABLE HUMANS THAT BUILD THE MAD COMMUNITY.
TRANSCENDING INDUSTRIES, SECTORS, DISCIPLINES AND GEOGRAFIES.
World Championship Rally co-driver. Social Entrepreneur.
Providing access to modern quality eduction for children through scalable platforms.
ANJA ABU BAKAR
Empowering young girls from within through self-development programs and better access to education through scholarships.
Vice Center Director SSES, Writer featured in e.g. NY Times, HBR.
Life entrepreneurship, supporting people and businesses to discover a meaningful path.
Freelance Photographer, Contributor to National Geographic Traveller.
Exploring the unexpected, capturing the raw and beautiful in every day chaos.
Founder of Grow The Goose
Raising the next generation of social entrepreneurs through financial literacy training and social entrepreneurship workshops for kids.
Ambassador for Bolivia
Improved equality for indigenous groups and environmental sustainability through diplomatic bilateral approaches.
Former Editor in Chief, ELLE
Experimenting with technology to enable new ways of direct communication and interaction.
Founder and Managing Partner, Habaybna.net
Social Inclusion of Children with different abilities. Empowering parents through an international network.
Head of Fair Trade at IM, Swedish Development Partner
Working for equality and improved living conditions for challenged groups through fair trade.
Head of Legal Microsoft Western Europe.
Catalysing social businesses and driving impact through smart legal solutions.
Freelance photographer, Contributor to National Geographic, UNDP and UNHCR
Documenting our world and its people. Finding stories of hope and beauty in countries affected by conflict, war and instability.
Community & Communications Manager
Celebrating people and ensuring their unique story is told.
AND THE COMPLETELY MAD ONES.
Brining MAD people together Today, to Make A Difference for Tomorrow. Seeing the overlooked. Exploring and addressing conflicts. Within and around. Turning the biggest societal challenges of our time into abundant opportunities.
p.s. We left our corporate careers and went off business backpacking, supporting local entrepreneurs across Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Asia. As our roads crossed, we went completely MAD and founded MAD.
EMELE K. EKBLAD
TIME FOR YOUR ORGANISATION
TO GO MAD?
THE MAD PARTNERSHIP CRITERIA
1. You are MAD (have a deep desire to Make A Difference)
2. Win-win-win is the baseline, catalyzing exponential impact. For everyone.
P.S. With Win-win-win as the baseline,
we reach new dimensions.
(put the glasses on and give it a try)