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How Silicon Valley Can Fight Wealth Inequality - Be About It

6/26/2018
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There has been an article circulating the interwebs recently around California’s devastating poverty rate. https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelshellenberger/2018/05/31/number-one-in-poverty-california-isnt-our-most-progressive-state-its-our-most-racist-one/ Many are kept in poverty because affording a home – one of the biggest wealth drivers in our economy – is out of reach. Landed is on a journey to change that. They are making homeownership accessible for the most … Continue reading "How...

Duration:00:42:55

How to Build for Rural America - Be About It

4/16/2018
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I loved chatting with Chai Mishra at Movebutter. He is building his product specifically for people outside of traditional “target geos” for most VCs. His company is dedicated to providing everyone with access to high quality and organic food – despite whether or not you have a farmer’s market within walking distance. Learn more about … Continue reading "How to Build for Rural America"

Duration:00:27:39

Making Homeownership Accessible Again - Be About It

4/9/2018
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Catching up with Anna Roumiantseva at HomeSlice was such a treat. She is a fellow Haasie – Go Bears! – and so I’m not surprised to see her doing awesome things. In this episode, we learn more about the creative approach she’s taking to building a path to homeownership for everyone. Learn more about HomeSlice … Continue reading "Making Homeownership Accessible Again"

Duration:00:20:20

Focusing on the Plumbing - Be About It

4/2/2018
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It was so great chatting with Nate Maslak, CEO and Co-Founder of HealthWiz. In this episode, we learn more about the “plumbing” of healthcare and why there’s still so much wrong with it. Learn more about Healthwiz here: https://www.myhealthwiz.com

Duration:00:15:21

Creating a New Industry from Scratch - Be About It

3/13/2018
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In today’s episode, we learn from Helen Adeosun, Care Academy’s CEO and Founder. She is building a brand new industry in caregiving and she shares some awesome insight into what opportunities that presents. To learn more about Care Academy, check out: https://careacademy.com.

Duration:00:27:35

Marketplace Building 101 - Be About It

2/25/2018
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I’m so pumped to chat with CEO and Co-Founder of Wonderschool, Chris Bennett. In our conversation, we get into the nuts and bolts of building a marketplace. Wonderful is operating off of the Classic Econ 101 principle of Supply & Demand. There is limited supply and excess demand of preschool education which they are hoping … Continue reading "Marketplace Building 101"

Duration:00:18:35

Creating a Company with Intention - Be About It

2/19/2018
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On this episode, we speak with Morgan Babbs, CEO and Founder of Colibri. Through our conversation, she shares how she isn’t taking the freedom and ownership that she has as a founder lightly. She is building each piece of her company with clear intentions to change the status quo. Learn more about Colibri here: http://www.colibri-global.com/.

Duration:00:26:17

How to Build with Empathy for Diverse Consumers - Be About It

2/11/2018
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I am so excited about this episode. I sit down with Jimmy Chen, CEO and Founder of Propel who shares some really interesting insights on how he built his company. After finding a really interesting problem with the UX/UI experience for food stamp recipients, he decided to build a company to support this market that … Continue reading "How to Build with Empathy for Diverse Consumers"

Duration:00:19:07

Welcome Back to Be About It! - Be About It

2/4/2018
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Welcome Back! I’m so excited to be back in the podcast saddle with you. I have a really exciting second season prepared to dig into some more meaningful companies. Looking forward to having you along for the ride!

Duration:00:02:31

Season1 Finale - Be About It

12/26/2017
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Thank you for listening to the first Season of Be About It! In this Season Finale, our host shares some reflections on this season.

Duration:00:16:46

Small Budgets, Big Dreams - Be About It

12/19/2017
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In this episode, we learn from Julie Palakovich Carr – Co-founder and CEO of Victory Guide. She created this product when she was running for office to help her win. Now, she is launching it to empower candidates across the country who have small budgets, and big dreams. Learn more about Victory Guide here: demo.victoryguide.us/ … Continue reading "Small Budgets, Big Dreams"

Duration:00:17:00

This is How You Bootstrap - Be About It

12/4/2017
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Check out this interview with Sky Kelley, the CEO of Avisare. Based in LA, Avisare is building a platform to connect small businesses to large contracts. It is redesigning the way the RFP process has been done in the past by building equity and access into the business from Day 1. In this episode, we … Continue reading "This is How You Bootstrap"

Duration:00:24:52

Tackling the 4th Leading Cause of Death - Be About It

11/12/2017
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We’re so excited to chat with the Co-founder of Genetic Foresight, Matt Milford, on this week’s podcast. His company is tackling the 4th leading cause of death – adverse drug reactions. Thanks to Berkeley for introducing me to this awesome company – Genetic Foresight is currently a part of Berkeley’s Skydeck program. Check out this … Continue reading "Tackling the 4th Leading Cause of Death"

Duration:00:19:33

Giving Control Back to the Artist Through Blockchain - Be About It

11/6/2017
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In this week’s episode of Be About It, I traveled all the way to NYC to meet with Beatriz Helena Ramos, CEO and Founder of Dada. I originally met her a few weeks ago at the Matter.vc Demo Day. I was blown away by her perfect articulation of the problem she’s solving and how she … Continue reading "Giving Control Back to the Artist Using Blockchain"

Duration:00:19:51

Moms are an Underserved Market - Be About It

10/31/2017
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In this week’s podcast, I chat with the CEO and Co-Founder of Supper Meals, Dan Shih. We talk about how Supper Meals helps moms, who often carry the heafty weight of the mental load of preparing dinner. At a reasonable price, Supper Meals is a business that targets working families who can’t afford to make … Continue reading "Moms are an Underserved Market"

Duration:00:10:27