photo of Chris Blauvelt

Chris Blauvelt

Founder & CEO

Chris is a passionate Muslim American entrepreneur committed to reviving the goodness of humanity. At the age of 16, Chris was inspired to become Muslim in part through the Autobiography of Malcolm X, who imprinted in him the desire to leave a lasting legacy of change. Chris’ wild, varied background includes engineering at Intel, teaching at an elite boarding school, founding an Arabic non-profit, and producing an award-winning Sundance film. He is the founder and CEO of LaunchGood, the world’s largest faith-inspired crowdfunding platform that has raised over $15 million across 77 countries for thousands of campaigns from Muslims repairing vandalized Jewish cemeteries to sending hijabi athletes to the Olympics.

Programming descriptions are generated by participants and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of SXSW.

Events featuring Chris Blauvelt
Events featuring Chris Blauvelt