Mexico Journal

Advocacy: Mexico Impact Update

Advocacy: Mexico Impact Update

In October 2015 we launched the world's first designer and artisan collaborative marketplace called, Global Citizen Exchange.

Film: Innovation & Community

Film: Innovation & Community

After endless hours of editing, we're proud to release our 8th speaking series film from the October 22nd event at Apolis: Common Gallery located in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles.

Event: Innovation & Community

Event: Innovation & Community Recap

On October the 22nd, we were proud to continue our free-admission community speaking series at Apolis: Common Gallery located in the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. 

Film: Apolis Mexico Project

Film: Apolis Mexico Project

Over a year of preparation and three trips documenting our daily travels through Mexico, we are excited to finally release the Artisan Project film.

Introducing: Global Citizen Exchange

Introducing: Global Citizen Exchange

Apolis and Indiegogo are embarking on a new long-term partnership called the Global Citizen Exchange, the world’s first transparent design and artisan collaborative marketplace.

Preview: Behind-the-Scenes, October 6 Release

Preview: Behind-the-Scenes, October 6 Release

Over the years of building Apolis, we have become more and more aware that one of our greatest strengths is scaling artisan groups.

Film: The Venture by Chivas Regal, San Francisco

Film: The Venture by Chivas Regal, San Francisco

Since October 2014 Raan and I have been proud to be two of the five mentors for The Venture presented by Chivas Regal, a global search with a $1M reward for the most promising social entrepreneurs.

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Fourteen

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Fourteen

We woke in Mexico City for a full day of soaking up culture and all the inspiration the city had to offer. The creative energy in Mexico City is unparalleled. Even after several visits, I’m continually amazed by the openness and the creative spirit that flows throughout the city.

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Thirteen

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Thirteen

Duncan and I woke up while it was still dark for our early morning flight from Oaxaca to Monterrey. Our alarms went off at 4:30AM with less than an hour before Filipe was knocking at our door to take us to the airport.

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Twelve

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Twelve

The day began with another early breakfast at 6:45 AM at Hotel Azul for Duncan and I to sit down and review the day. After an hour, we were picked up and headed to Magdelena Etla where Salvador lives. 

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Eleven

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Eleven

Started Day Eleven with an erly AM wake up at 6am (4am PST) to get organized for the first workshop day at Studio Xaquixe. 

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Ten

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Ten

I'm excited to be back for Round Three and Day Ten of our Mexico Expedition. After a red eye flight from LA with a stop over in Mexico City, nearly missing my flight to Oaxaca because of the crazy line at customs, I arrived in Oaxaca International Airport.

Film: Chivas Presents Apolis: Mexico Project Preview

Film: Chivas Presents Apolis: Mexico Project Preview

We are privileged to be working with Chivas Regal to buld a social enterprise in Mexico.

Event: The Venture by Chivas Regal, San Francisco

Event: The Venture by Chivas Regal, San Francisco

Since October 2014 Raan and I have been proud to be two of the five mentors for The Venture presented by Chivas Regal, a global search with a $1M reward for the most promising social entrepreneurs.

Community: Apolis in NYC, Mexico Preview

Community: Apolis in NYC, Mexico Preview

On July 19th we released a letter sharing three ideas that are transforming our perspective on how business can be used as a force for good.

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Nine

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Nine

At Apolis we believe two realities, the world is getting smaller and friendship can transform communities. 

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Eight

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Eight

Always fun to start the morning convincing our American bank that a jet setting Mexican drug lord did not steal my business credit card.

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Seven

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Seven

We started our day sharing chilaquiles with our host from our previous visit, Marie Farneth, the Oaxaca Program Manager of New York based non-profit, Nest.

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Six

Travel: Mexico Expedition - Day Six

Our initiative with Chivas Regal in Mexico started last year, November 5-9th, and were proud to announce that we will be adding to the archives of our daily Mexico Expedition photostories.

Film: Apolis + The Venture, Mexico Project Preview

Film: Apolis + The Venture, Mexico Project Preview

We are privileged to be working with Chivas on their new social entrepreneurship campaign in partnership with Fast Company.