Social Entrepreneur-logo

Social Entrepreneur

Entrepreneurship >

More Information

Location:

United States

Twitter:

@TonyLoyd

Language:

English


Episodes

Five Impact Entrepreneur Fellowships Up for Grabs, with Mary Rick, Impact Hub MSP and FINNovation Lab Collaboration

6/18/2018
More
The Impact Hub Minneapolis - Saint Paul and the FINNovation Lab have teamed up to create a new impact startup incubator. Now they are offering five $50,000 fellowships. Social Entrepreneurs have a new place to gather. The Impact Hub Minneapolis – Saint Paul (MSP) has teamed up with the FINNovation Lab to occupy a new space at FINNEGANS House in Minneapolis’ East Town District. The Impact Hub MSP will focus on co-working, collaboration, and events. FINNovation Lab is providing venture...

Duration:00:23:59

This App Launched a Female Solidarity Movement, with Aine Mulloy, GirlCrew

6/11/2018
More
GirlCrew is a social networking app for women to make new friends. It seems that female solidarity has never been more important. Women still struggle to gain meaningful power over their lives and choices. One in five women will experience violence at the hand of their intimate partner. Systemic gender discrimination still exists. Even though women make up 50.8% of the US population, only 39% of all managerial roles are held by women. When it comes to CEO positions, only 4.2% of Fortune...

Duration:00:23:59

Upcycling Food Waste into Tea with a Purpose, with Daniela Uribe, Lazy Bear Tea

6/4/2018
More
Lazy Bear Tea is a socially and environmentally inspired beverage company brewing teas from cascara, the dried coffee fruit. I suspect that, like me, you drink coffee…lots of coffee. But, also like me, you’ve probably never held a coffee fruit in your hand. The coffee bean that we are familiar with is the seed of the coffee fruit. And, just like a plumb, peach, or cherry, coffee fruit has a skin and flesh that surrounds the seed. The coffee fruit is known as cascara, the Spanish word for...

Duration:00:23:59

Elisa Birnbaum, Author of “In the Business of Change: How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual”

5/28/2018
More
In the Business of Change features stories of changemakers who use the power of business to address society’s most pressing problems. Elisa Birnbaum is the publisher and editor-in-chief of SEE Change Magazine, a digital publication of social entrepreneurship and social change. You may recall her interview from June 2017. Elisa has a new book out, In the Business of Change: How Social Entrepreneurs are Disrupting Business as Usual. The book highlights how social entrepreneurs are using...

Duration:00:23:52

Making a Sustainable Difference, with Sasha Kramer, SOIL

5/21/2018
More
SOIL is working in Haiti to design, test, and implement social business models to increase access to sanitation services. When the business model is right, anything can be a valuable asset, even human waste. SOIL uses a business model that provides sanitation services, improves soil fertility, and creates livelihoods in Haiti. Soil collects human waste and transforms it into compost that can be safely used in agriculture. Ecologist Sasha Kramer of SOIL describes her work this way. “We...

Duration:00:23:59

The Stories that Change Us, Jackie Biederman, Changemaker Podcast

5/13/2018
More
Changemaker Podcast is about social good startup stories, inspiring life lessons, and unexpected ideas. Why do people and businesses want to learn to tell stories? According to Jackie Biederman, host the Changemaker Podcast, “That’s how we’re wired as people. We want to tune in to stories.” Stories move us. They take us out of our logical brains and help us to connect with one another. When people hear stories of social good, they are engaged, informed and inspired. Because social...

Duration:00:23:42

These Intrapreneurs are Feeding the Hungry, with Megan Shea and Chip Heim, The Soulfull Project

5/7/2018
More
The Soulfull Project is a certified BCorp. For every serving of cereal purchased, The Soulfull Project donates a serving to a food bank. The latest data from the Economic Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) shows that 41 million people in the United States are living with food insecurity. 13 million of those are children. When children are hungry, it impacts their health. Poor health can make it difficult to learn. And a lack of education can trap...

Duration:00:24:00

Journalism as a Force for Good, with Tina Rosenberg, Solutions Journalism Network

5/2/2018
More
The Solutions Journalism Network is supporting rigorous reporting on social problems, with an eye on what works. May 3 is World Press Freedom Day. Around the world, journalism is experiencing a watershed moment. According to a Knight-Gallup survey, 84% of Americans believe that the news media is key to a healthy democracy. Less than half, 44% can name an objective news source. Mobile, social media, and the ease of online publishing have disaggregated the news into billions of channels....

Duration:00:23:59

Focus on Purpose, with Meghan French Dunbar, Conscious Company Media

4/28/2018
More
Conscious Company Media is the first multimedia organization in the country that specifically focuses on purpose-driven business. Meghan French Dunbar grew up in the mountains of Colorado. She saw early examples of how to run a business. “Both of my parents started and operated their own small businesses and were incredibly supportive of everything my brother and I did,” she explains. She was driven to succeed from an early age. “I was an achiever. I idolized my older brother and was...

Duration:00:30:57

Used Bikes, Big Impact, with Calla Martin and Mary McKeown, Express Bike Shop

4/22/2018
More
Express Bike Shop is a learning lab where young people develop the habits and skills for work. Today might be a good day to ride a bike. In fact, almost any day is a great day to ride a bike. Biking can be fun. It’s great exercise. It reduces your carbon footprint. The environmental impact of manufacturing and maintaining a bike is far below that of a car. The only thing better than a new bike is a used bike. And the only thing better than a used bike is a used bike that provides jobs for...

Duration:00:23:59

The Many Side-Hustles of Sherrell Dorsey, ThePLUG and BLKTECHCLT

4/9/2018
More
ThePLUG is the first daily tech newsletter covering founders and innovators of color. What do these people have in common: Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, Larry Page, Tim Cook, and Larry Ellison? Yes, these are all icons of the tech industry. They also happen to be white men. Sherrell Dorsey of ThePLUG says, “Part of my personal and professional growth was staying abreast of what was happening in the news.” However, she noticed a gap in tech news. “The daily business...

Duration:00:23:59

Make a Living without Losing Yourself, with Sharon Rowe, The Magic of Tiny Business

4/9/2018
More
The Magic of Tiny Business is now available for preorder. Sharon Rowe is a pioneer in social entrepreneurship. She launched her company, Eco-Bags Products, almost thirty years ago. Her company produces ECOBAGS, the original reusable bag. When the daughter of a friend approached Sharon looking for a book on how to launch a business, Sharon looked around and didn’t see what she wanted in the marketplace. Like any good entrepreneur, Sharon decided to fill that gap. The solution is her new...

Duration:00:23:59

Beyond Autism Awareness, Thorkil Sonne, Specialisterne

4/2/2018
More
Specialisterne is creating one million jobs for people with autism April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day. Autism affects 1 in 68 children, and the prevalence is growing. In fact, it is one of the fastest-growing developmental disorders in the U.S. Though no two cases of autism are alike, autism impacts social interaction, cognitive function, and communication. 40% of children with autism do not speak. These differences in people who experience autism can lead to social isolation. Most...

Duration:00:21:56

Create Talks that Move the World, with Sally Koering Zimney, This Moved Me

3/26/2018
More
This Moved Me helps purpose-driven changemakers speak with confidence, clarity, and authenticity so they can create talks that move the world. Moments become movements when meaning can be transmitted from one person to another. Whether it’s the #MeToo moment, or a new era of civil rights, important ideas are spread from person to person. Humans are fortunate that we have language to convey these important ideas. However, unfortunately, many of us have preconceived ideas about what it...

Duration:00:24:57

BONUS Interview, Sally Koering Zimney, This Moved Me

3/26/2018
More
This Moved Me helps purpose-driven changemakers speak with confidence, clarity, and authenticity so they can create talks that move the world. This interview contains bonus material where Sally discusses: You can find the full interview here: https://tonyloyd.com/239 Social Entrepreneurship...

Duration:00:08:51

Science and Our Relationship with Nature, with Bonnie Keeler, The Natural Capital Project

3/19/2018
More
The Natural Capital Project is developing practical tools and approaches to account for nature’s contributions to society. As Bonnie Keeler grew up in Eagan, MN, she loved to explore Minnesota’s natural wonders with her family. “My mom was a master at relationships,” Bonnie recalls. “One of the things she taught me was, how people are at the center of everything. Every problem is essentially a problem of relationships. Science can take us part of the way there, in terms of providing the...

Duration:00:23:59

E-Commerce for Everyone, with Isaac Hunja, Sky.Garden

3/12/2018
More
Sky.Garden is a SaaS e-commerce platform built for retailers in Africa. People who work in the informal economy make up half to three-quarters of the non-agricultural labor force in many countries. In Kenya, the informal sector represents 82.7% of all employment. Many of the people involved in the informal economy also have a job in the formal economy. Isaac Hunja, the Chief Marketing Officer at Sky.Garden, comments, “Every Kenyan has a side-hustle.” One example of the informal economy...

Duration:00:23:59

The Power of a Simple Idea, with Lulu Cerone, LemonAID Warriors

3/5/2018
More
LemonAID Warriors is a youth empowerment program that aims to give young people the tools that they need to turn their compassion into action, and raise funds and awareness for causes that they care about Lulu Cerone was an entrepreneur from an early age. At the age of six, she opened her first lemonade stand. At first, she used the money to buy toys or candy. But her mom made a suggestion. Why not use the profits to help someone else? Lulu looked into it and found an animal shelter that...

Duration:00:23:04

Find Your Funding, Part 2, Cathy Clark, CASE Smart Impact Capital

2/26/2018
More
CASE Smart Impact Capital is a toolkit that helps you to raise capital that aligns with your needs. In 1992, Cathy Clark had a conversation with Lloyd Morrissett, the co-founder of Sesame Workshop. Lloyd told her “Change happens when the right people with the right idea and the right capital come together at the right time.” This idea stuck with Cathy and has guided her career since. When Cathy first appeared on Social Entrepreneur in January 2016, she said. “It isn’t enough to have a...

Duration:00:23:48

BONUS Episode: Cathy Clark Talks About Larry Fink’s Letter to CEOs

2/26/2018
More
BONUS Episode: Cathy Clark Talks About Larry Fink’s Letter to CEOs Cathy Clark stopped by to talk about CASE Smart Impact Capital, a rich resource to help entrepreneurs to be more efficient and effective in raising investment capital. While she was here, I took the opportunity to ask Cathy about a letter that Larry Fink, CEO of Blackrock, wrote to CEOs. Blackrock manages $6.3 trillion in investments. In this letter, Mr. Fink said, “To prosper over time, every company must not only...

Duration:00:06:26