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>The APTE Summit is a dynamic – and free – annual event that showcases how innovative leaders around the world are advancing in the battle against poverty. This one day event brings together people of all walks of life who have one thing in common: they want to do good, and try to do it better. The community we foster connects students, academics, practitioners, policy makers, and community members who have the collective power to truly change the world. We believe entrepreneurship, innovation and new ways of thinking will turn the tables in the effort to end poverty.




APTE Podcast Episode 10 - Amy Peterson

At last year's APTE Summit, we had a conversation with a panel of social entrepreneurs from Detroit on the future of their city. In anticipation of this year's summit on February 28th, we've decided to revisit Detroit and talk with emerging social business Rebel Nell, co-founded by Amy Peterson! Rebel Nell repurposes graffiti as high-fashion jewelery. They employ local homeless and at-risk women, involving them in every aspect of production and marketing, and teaching them business skills in...

Duration: 00:16:36

APTE Podcast Episode 9 - Pure Water Access Project

Our guest this week is Dheeraj Duggineni, co-founder of the Pure Water Access Project and recent OSU grad. PWAP, which Dheeraj and his friends started as freshmen in college, is a research organization that works with non-profits and local communities to make clean water interventions as effective and sustainable as possible. We talk to Dheeraj about PWAP's expansion into three countries, their future plans, and the "delusional optimism" that led him to start a nonprofit in college. You...

Duration: 00:26:35

APTE Podcast Episode 8 - Evanna Hu

After a summer hiatus, the APTE Podcast is back! In this episode, we talk to Evanna Hu, an entrepreneur who grew up around Columbus and has gone on to start a number of incredible projects around the world. Among other things, she is the founder of mobile tech company g.Maarifa, which helps businesses in developing countries train workers, and is working on a multimedia project about entrepreneurs in conflict zones called Collaboration Jenna. g.Maarifa's website: http://www.gmaarifa.com/...

Duration: 00:17:51

APTE Podcast Episode 3 - Peter Walters and the Rise of Buy One/Give One

Buy one/give one businesses - companies that donate something to charity for every unit purchased - are becoming increasingly common. How can they balance their profit motive with their social goals? We sit down with Peter Walters, marketing director for Two Degrees, a food bar company that contributes to hunger alleviation projects around the world, to talk about this issue and how he got involved in social entrepreneurship. Music: "Slow Burn" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed...

Duration: 00:17:29