The crew

Focused on Spaceship Earth, our team operates at the intersection of worlds, between impact strategy, business and innovation design.

With over two decades of experience at the forefront of international education, Craig founded the Z-17 Collective (fka ZSchool: The International School of Social Entrepreneurship) & is a leading voice around the power of entrepreneurship for social impact, presenting at an array of global education, sustainability and impact events, including the UN's Festival of Action, SXSWedu, ChangeNow Summit & many more. Craig is also a member of the global advisory board of Education for Sharing (E4S) and serves on OECED’s Education&Skills 2030 Global Forum & UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative.

Craig Vezina

Co-founder, CEO

With over two decades of experience at the forefront of international education, Craig founded the Z-17 Collective (fka ZSchool: The International School of Social Entrepreneurship) & is a leading voice around the power of entrepreneurship for social impact, presenting at an array of global education, sustainability and impact events, including the UN's Festival of Action, SXSWedu, ChangeNow Summit & many more. Craig is also a member of the global advisory board of Education for Sharing (E4S) and serves on OECED’s Education&Skills 2030 Global Forum & UNESCO’s Futures of Education initiative.

With a focus on creative design for sustainable development, Laura has been working globally empowering startups, nonprofits and governments to maximize sustainability and use creativity in business as a force for good in Canada and Southeast Asia. Laura is a trained social impact strategist and her work has been featured on BBC World News, Forbes, Netflix, TedX, The Disruptive Design Festival (DIF) and Singapore Design Week

Laura Francois

Co-Founder and Chief Instructor

With a focus on creative design for sustainable development, Laura has been working globally empowering startups, nonprofits and governments to maximize sustainability and use creativity in business as a force for good in Canada and Southeast Asia. Laura is a trained social impact strategist and her work has been featured on BBC World News, Forbes, Netflix, TedX, The Disruptive Design Festival (DIF) and Singapore Design Week

Max brings business growth, recruitment, and marketing expertise. He was previously marketing head at foodpanda and business intelligence at Lazada after his first startup in the hospitality industry.

Maximilien Masson

Co-Founder and People Expert

Max brings business growth, recruitment, and marketing expertise. He was previously marketing head at foodpanda and business intelligence at Lazada after his first startup in the hospitality industry.

Valerian brings corporate finance, strategy, governance, and impact investing expertise. He spent the last ten years in Asia as a partner in a pioneer impact VC fund manager.

Valerian Fauvel

Co-Founder and Impact Investing Expert

Valerian brings corporate finance, strategy, governance, and impact investing expertise. He spent the last ten years in Asia as a partner in a pioneer impact VC fund manager.

Andy has extensive experience in storytelling for social impact, namely brand content writing, copywriting as well as bringing people up together.

Andy Lopez

Community manager

Andy has extensive experience in storytelling for social impact, namely brand content writing, copywriting as well as bringing people up together.

Marine has 10 years of experience in all things related to HR: hiring, coaching, and managing careers across several geographies.

Marine Serot

Head of Talent

Marine has 10 years of experience in all things related to HR: hiring, coaching, and managing careers across several geographies.

Gwendolina is a journalist, image and video reporter, podcast producer and radio journalist. She brings in the team her talent to interview people and get the best out of their experience.

Gwendolina Duval

Podcast Producer

Gwendolina is a journalist, image and video reporter, podcast producer and radio journalist. She brings in the team her talent to interview people and get the best out of their experience.

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