Chris Markl

Tallahassee, FL

Chris Markl serves as the Social Entrepreneur in Residence in Florida State University's Center for Undergraduate Research and Academic Engagement. Chris also coordinates the University's Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative. As a social entrepreneur, Chris founded Kourage Athletics. Kourage leverages the storied tradition of Kenyan runners to create authentically Kenyan running apparel. Kourage sold products to over 20-countries, was featured on CNN and worked with Olympian medalists. Chris also founded and led two-cross country bicycle rides, which raised over $120,000 for international charities. Outside of entrepreneurship Chris has worked as an economic analyst in emerging economies. Chris's experience varies from building a monitoring and evaluation system in the middle east to working in textile factories in Latin America.