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Christianne Malone

Build Institute
Entrepreneurship 101 Track Captain / Advisory Board
Christianne Malone is the program director at Build Institute, an entrepreneurship training organization in Detroit. Build Institute helps people turn their business ideas into reality by providing them with the necessary tools, resources, and support network. To date, the organization has graduated over 1000 aspiring and experienced entrepreneurs from their classes, many of whom have gone on to start successful businesses in the city.

Christianne is also the founder and CEO of urbanize(D), an urban marketing and design consultancy based in Detroit. The company works with local organizations to plan, design and market their brands and programs through the complexities and opportunities of the urban environment. Christianne has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and International Business from Xavier University in Ohio. She sits on the board of Metro Museum of Design Detroit, the Michigan Chapter of US Lacrosse, and is a member of the Detroit Recreation Advisory Commission. Her community leadership and involvement also includes serving as a volunteer leader for Impact Detroit as well as co-founding and directing the cities’ first lacrosse program, Detroit City Lacrosse.