REFUNITE Co-Founders Honored at Condé Nast Event in New York

Giulia Balestra

REFUNITE’S co-founders, David and Christopher Mikkelsen, among Conde Nast’s “25 Most Daring” individuals in America.




7th July, 2016 – New York

Today, REFUNITE’s co-founders and brothers, David and Christopher Mikkelsen, were honored for their vision and commitment at an exclusive event in New York, United States. The event was hosted by Condé Nast in collaboration with Cadillac, and brings together some of the most visionary and intrepid people of the world.

The event took place at Cadillac House in New York to celebrate David and Christopher Mikkelsen’s nomination for Condé Nast’s “25 Most Daring” list. This list, put together by editors of Vanity Fair, GQ Style, Bon Appetit, Architectural Digest, and Wired, honors individuals who are re-shaping and re-imagining our world. The editors of Condé Nast looked across multiple disciplines including design, food, fashion, tech and culture to identify the most stand-out projects, before coming up with a final list of the 25 most-daring individuals and companies in America. The 25 people on the list are the unsung visionaries working to set new standards and disrupt their industries.

David and Christopher Mikkelsen are featured on the list, honored for their exemplary work around REFUNITE, which has grown into the world’s biggest missing persons network for refugees and displaced families. The nomination comes at a time, where more than 65 million people have been displaced globally.

Other prominent individuals include Marlon James (renowned writer and winner of the Man Booker prize 2015), Tracy Chou (known for Pinterest and Chora), Leila Janah (founder of Sama Source), Ana Lily Amirpour (Iranian-American film director), Aaron Levine (head designer of Abercrombie and Fitch) and more.

The event featured a live performance by Kamasi Washington.

In June 2016, Condé Nast travelled to Nairobi, Kenya, to follow the work of Christopher and David Mikkelsen and REFUNITE. You can see the video, directed by New York-based fashion director and photographer Danielle Levitt here.