Social Innovation and Happiness
Why happiness is a key element to inspire innovation, connectivity and change
Who is Mario Chamorro?
Mario Chamorro is the Head of Latin America & Global VP of Business Development for SOMA messenger, the fastest growing messaging app in internet history with 10 million users within the first 30 days. Mario is also the founder of Make it Happy, a social venture dedicated to the prioritization of sustainable happiness in our work, our communities, and our governments across the globe.
Mario grew up next to an active volcano in Pasto, Colombia. In 2004 he left Colombia, moved to Boston, and learned English while waiting tables, parking cars, and teaching salsa lessons. A few years of hard work and good faith resulted in a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He has held several positions on Wall Street, worked as an energy consultant in Boston, and organized anti-corruption programs in Colombia.
Today, Mario is considered an international ambassador for happiness who has spread smiles across three continents and swapped stories with politicians, former guerrilla combatants, and countless community leaders.Mario has presented at TEDx events internationally, given a talk at Google Headquarters, spoken before a U.N. panel on happiness, built workshops for socially conscious corporations, coordinated major grassroots activations in the streets of cities worldwide, and mobilized student groups and universities around the globe.