Alexis Rhyner

Denver, Colorado, US

Fintech Social Entrepreneur On a Mission
Alexis's Skills
Social Capital
Human Centered Design
Systems Change
International Political Economy
International Relations
Social Entrepreneurship
Community Building
Project Management
Business Development

Startup Experience

First time founder

Age Group


About Alexis

From a young age, I have been driven to find the smallest ways to make the biggest impacts on poverty and inequality. After realizing NGOs only treat the symptoms, I graduated to social enterprise as a way to alter consumer behavior and engage people where they stand.

I have spent more than 3 years of my life in more than 20 countries, including developed and developing nations, exploring cultures, connecting with people and learning to love the problem. A week in Berlin with the UnSchool Fellows last year introduced me intimately to the refugee crisis in Europe and I had a eureka moment. My knowledge and experience had come together to form the idea that brings me here today.

I have just completed my MSc in Development and International Relations and incorporated REstart into my education in a way that directs our pursuits from a theoretical and practical position.

I'm seeking co-founders (financial, operations, possibly marketing) to join the team. We are two years in and ready to launch, and our team is growing rapidly.

Want to join the ride?


The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. - Dan Millman

Work Experience


REstart Refugees

October 2016 - Today

REstart is community-driven, donation-based crowdfunding for displaced entrepreneurs to (re)start companies. We co-own companies and work closely with our entrepreneurs, facilitating funding and community engagement in the process.


University of Colorado, Boulder

B.A. Spanish and Portuguese, Language and Culture

2006 - 2009

University of California, San Diego Extension

Specialized Certificate in Translation

2011 - 2012

Aalborg University

M.Sc. Development and International Relations, Latin American Studies specialization

2016 - 2018


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