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Recapping 20 Episodes of Impact [Bonus]

Key Links Bonus EpisodeSingularity University In this podcast, our goal is to uncover some of the most innovative companies leveraging leading-edge technology. These companies are taking on the global goals with social-impact driven business models. We want this podcast to be a resource for you to learn about the innovative tech of our time and integrate it into your business model. We’ve learned about: Artificial intelligenceDataSatellitesThe power of the crowdRobotics3D printingIOT...


The Data-Driven Countdown Clock to End Extreme Poverty [Episode 20]

Key Links Did you know 1.1 people escape poverty every second? In this episode, we talk with Kris Hamel, Chief Operating Officer at World Data Lab. World Data Lab sources high-quality data and then makes the data come alive in the form of interactive tools, such as the World Poverty Clock. Here’s a podcast summary: 1:45 What is the mission ofWorld Data Lab?8:15 What, and why did you join World Data Lab?13:00 Why did you choose Global Goal...


Spring: The Startup Growth Company Behind 350 Impact Entrepreneurs [Episode 19]

Key Links In this episode, we’re talking with Keith Ippel, Co-Founder and CEO of Spring. Spring helps social entrepreneurs make an impact with their Incubator, Accelerator, Peer to Peer learning network, and their Funding Roundtables. 2:20 How Spring started3:30 Spring has worked with a LOT of entrepreneurs… how?5:45 What does it take to start a social venture?15:30 What are the top lessons Keith has learned?26:45 Keith’s proudest company wins37:30 Impact investing tips and...


Six Real-Time Data Resources for Social Entrepreneurs [Bonus]

If you're listening to this podcast you're a social entrepreneur. As social entrepreneurs... We believe that we can use business as a vehicle to solve problems. One of my biggest takeaways from kenya is that you have to go to where you want to solve a problem to see it from the ground. If you don’t have the chance to go... You better have really good data about the challenges. And I've found that's pretty tough. So I started digging, and I found some amazing resources. Here are my...


Empowering and Employing Talent in Africa [Episode 18]

In this episode, we talk with Eddy Vaisberg, the COO of Fuzu. Fuzu is a career platform where 500k active users can discover their talent, get the skills they need to fully unleash their potential and find a career they love. We will talk about: 3:00 The unemployment challenge7:30 How Fuzu aims to help graduates and employers26:30 The technology behind Fuzu46:30 The business model48:45 The global goals they are tackling Find out how Fuzu tackles 3 Global Goals: Global Goal #8, decent work...


Powering Africa Sustainably with Solar Mini-Grids [Episode 17]

Key Links Green Mini Grid Facility Website In Kenya, more than 1.3 million households are outside the national power grid. In this episode, hear Nakul Sharma talk about funding mini-grid development and the long term plan to shift Africa to sustainable power. 10:00 Why is a Power Grid Important?| Find out what life is like off the power grid, and what it takes to get power to people who live on less than $4 per day.14:30 African Resources| Africa is world’s largest geothermal resource,...


Proving the Value of Impact Investing in Emerging Markets [Episode 16]

Key Links IFC Africa Ananya’s IFC portfolio group creates sustainable investment opportunities through partnership with the private sector. See how their investments impact education and healthcare in this episode. 2:00 How the IFC works| Investing in profitable AND sustainable ventures12:30 What kinds of investments does the IFC do in Africa?| How the IFC impacts a whole ecosystem with $5 million+ investments.18:00Healthcare &Education |How the IFC supports these two critical impact...


The High-Impact Tech Platform for Goods Transportation [Episode 15]

Key Links Lori Systems In this episode, Chandler interviews Ron Okello, the head of product marketing and PR at Lori Systems. Ron shows us how Lori Systems solves a major economic problem in East Africa: the relative cost of moving goods across East Africa is one of the highest in the world. 4:30 How the Platform Works| Lori Systems is a logistics coordination platform that seamlessly connects Cargo Owners and Transportation.13:30 Why Does the Data Matter? |With data on transporter...


Building Business in Kenya with Mobile Money [Episode 14]

Key Links: Mettā ----- Mettā is a network of entrepreneurs who share resources and mentorship internationally. In this episode, the Kenyan manager of Mettā helps us see what it’s like to address the Global Goals in an emerging market like Nairobi. 6:45 What is the startup landscape in Nairobi Kenya?The small population and scarcity of talent and resources impact which businesses thrive.18:45 What is M-Pesa and why is it such a big deal?M-Pesa is mobile money sent through text. It makes...


Announcing the Kenya Sessions Miniseries on the Global Goals Project [Bonus]

Over 783 people in the world are living on less than $1.90 per day, and half of those are in sub-saharan Africa. In this introduction, Chandler asks: what is it going to take to tackle the #1 Global Goal and overcome poverty? Chandler headed to Kenya to find out how access to the internet impacts development in emerging markets. The Global Goals Project will cover three main topics in the upcoming series of interviews with Kenya-based founders: Can we 80/20 the Global Goals?If we pooled...


The IoT Technology Startup Tackling Infant Mortality [Episode 13]

Key Links: NeoPenda NeoPenda Crowdfunding ----- Three years ago, two biomedical engineers had the courage to travel to Uganda and discover why millions of newborns die of preventable causes. In this episode, hear how Sona and her co-founder Teresa created a social impact startup while still in grad school, and how you can tackle a Global Goal with field research. 7:50 Sona’s Story to Become a Social EntrepreneurWhile still in grad school, Sona and her cofounder headed to Uganda and...


The Blockchain VC Fund to Tackle Poverty [Episode 12]

Key Links Hack FundHackers and Founders After building the largest global network of tech founders, Jonathan Nelson took on the problem all founders face: funding. The Hack Fund platform uses blockchain technology to provide accelerated liquidity to investors and will transform access to capital in emerging markets. 6:30 How to Raise $5 Million: “I don’t know man, I’m a nurse!”Jonathan shares the journey of balancing nursing night shifts, coding, and running Hackers and Founders...


Impact Investing For Everyone [Episode 11]

Key Links: SoCapImpactAssetsImpactHubDonor Advised Fund If you’ve been a social entrepreneur or impact investor for more than two minutes, you’ve probably heard of the SoCap conference. In this podcast, the founder of SoCap and ImpactAssets shares his journey to bring impact investing into mainstream conversation. Tim also covers the new frontier of impact investment: democratized, curated impact investing through the ImpactAssets platform. 2:15 What is ImpactAssets?Tim talks about...


The Blockchain-Powered Platform for Global Problem Solving [Episode 10]

The internet is great at two things: breaking down big ideas into smaller topics and matching people. Adam and Chandler ask, can we solve Global Goal - sized problems with the internet? In this episode, we find out how can do just that. 7:00 The 4 Keys to Solving a Massive Problem -Adam tells us how integrates scoping problems, staffing teams, funding and executing projects within the platform.18:30 How does Blockchain fit in?Adam explains simply how the DoGood token...


How Technology Grows Businesses In Emerging Markets [Episode 9]

When 86% of an economy happens at local family markets, making a difference with tech and business innovation looks a little different. 2:10 Raising $80 Million in 45 Countries - Patricia tells us how a group of passionate bankers, investors and managers have impacted 350 companies worldwide.4:35 Inspiring Success Stories - I-DEV International works with all sizes of companies, including the leading tech company in East Africa.15:30 The Innovation Answer in SMS and Data - When a...


Brian Lim - Building Businesses in Space with Satellites and Sensors [Episode 8]

Key Links Brian Lim - HyperCubes Founder ---------- Can one person make a difference in the UN Global Goals with exponential technology? In this episode, the founder of Hypercubes says yes. 2:00 Planet Diagnosis Data - Hypercubes uses cutting-edge satellite, sensor and AI technology to take daily chemical analysis snapshots of the earth.4:45 Late Bloomer to Hyperspectral Technologist - Brian Lim shares with us each step of his journey to become a space entrepreneur.19:10 3 Keys to a...


Increasing The World’s Emotional Intelligence With AI [Episode 7]

MindHak was founded as a social impact startup to help those who have suffered immense emotional violence. The platform teaches people how to overcome and express their experiences in a safe and healthy way. Find out how AI can learn emotional patterns and help people to heal. In this Episode We Cover: The mission and vision of why MindHak was created and it’s ultimate goals.How the basics of the technology work behind the scenes of MindHak. This includes understanding the basics of how...

Duration:00:31:53 The Platform to Measure Company Impact with Data [Episode 6]

After starting social impact work at 16 years old, Nelli Garton has valuable insight on the value of social good ventures. In this episode, we'll hear her speak on the social impact investment platform she started to address the problems she saw. In this Episode We Cover: Nelli’s background and story into becoming an impact investor.Learn about the transition into building out the impact measurment company, the basics of the technology work behind the scenes of...


3D Printing Wheelchairs to Reduce Inequalities [Episode 5]

"Participant is about participation for people with disabilities. We believe everyone everywhere can have the assistive products they need to participate in society." In this episode we cover: The story of how Keoke and the team atParticipant.Lifegot started in the Wheelchair industry and what they’re set out to solve.The current status of the wheelchair industry.Understand the basics of how the Participant business model works and their plan to scale.A 101 on 3D Printing, the benefits...


Building International Movements with the Rise Platform [Episode 4]

Patrick Kronfli has his 10,000 hours creating successful global movements around the world. In the last six years, Unify has created movements involving 10 million people over 15,000 cities, in over 150 countries. In this episode we cover: The story of howUnifywas created and how it lead to their tech platform to inspire the world to create or join a movement.Learn about how their tech platform,RISE, works along with the business model behind it.Global Sisterhood Movement- Every new...