We named the group Maverick1000 because we believe a small group of 1,000 extraordinary individuals and leaders can truly change the world.
Together we are able to catalyze resources, capital, and mentorship to use entrepreneurial thinking and business as the ultimate lever to make a difference.
10% of all Maverick member fees go into a joint Impact fund to co-create a significant ripple effect.
To date, we’ve raised over $3,000,000+ in charitable contributions…but even more powerful is contributing our brainpower, resources, and network to exponentially increase our total impact.
During retreats and experiences, Maverick members have the opportunity to make a measurable difference with our collective entrepreneurial resources by working with cause partners and/or mentoring new mission-driven startups.
We’ve previously worked on big issues like developing self-sustaining economic engines for villages we’ve built in Haiti, helping to develop educational programs for protecting the headwaters of the Amazon, and aiding returning vets with entrepreneurial opportunities as well as global issues such as the declining bee population, the recent refugee crisis, and many more.
“The Mavericks are the Green Berets of Business & Entrepreneurship… And this is exactly what drew the Green Beret foundation to reach out. Their unconventional approach, and ability to embrace complex situations make them the perfect mentors…”
Featured Impact Projects & Mentoring:
Foundation and Center for Civic Innovation
Sara Blakely is the creator and entrepreneur behind the enormously successful Spanx undergarment and is the youngest self-made female billionaire in history.
Mavericks took part in a landmark collaborative project with the Sara Blakely Foundation and the Center for Civic Innovation in Atlanta.
The Sara Blakely Foundation is on a mission to support women and help them SOAR through education, entrepreneurship, and the arts.
The Center for Civic Innovation is a community-driven research and development lab for local governments, nonprofits, and social entrepreneurs. Their mission is to push Atlanta to be a smart, equitable, and engaged city by investing in community-driven ideas, supporting social enterprises, and engaging people in dialogue and action.
The Sara Blakely Foundation provided a $250,000 grant to selected female social entrepreneurs.
And Mavericks came together to help mentor and brainstorm new Evolved Enterprise models for these impactful women. Then the Maverick Impact fund was dispersed for marketing and digital media help and resources to the winners chosen on our Impact day.
Sir Richard Branson and Virgin Unite
Each year, Mavericks are part of high-level brainstorming meetings and discussions with Sir Richard Branson on his private island for his family’s charitable foundation, Virgin Unite.
Recently Maverick members and invited guests on Necker were tasked with how to take an old WWII Navy ship and turn it into a self-sustainable Impact project. Not an easy task but we did it!
We saved the YO-44, one of the last five ships that survived Pearl Harbor, from being scrapped for metal—and are transforming her into a thriving artificial reef and adventure dive site. The project was designed to help rehabilitate heavily over-fished marine populations in ways that boost income for local dive operators and the BVI economy. And it’s a breathtaking art sculpture used as an artificial reef, providing marine science research as well as swim and marine stewardship programs for local BVI kids.
This project was featured in numerous publications and sites for the breakthrough impact.