Documenting my Journey as a Social Entrepreneur in Asia – vLog 001

Hi Everyone! Very excited to announce the launch of my video log (vlog)! It is something that I have been planning for 18 months, perhaps a bit longer, with the goal to help document my journey as a social entrepreneur in Asia. It is a series that has one simple goal: To document my journey as a social entrepreneur in a way that inspires, engages, and equips you to take your first steps.…

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Giving it Forward | Anshu Gupta, Goonj

A bit of a different interview this week. In short, because it is not an interview, but the recording of a recent Q&A that my friends and I had while attending the 2019 Points of Light conference in Delhi. Someone that I had previously tagged as an entrepreneur that I *MUST* interview while in Delhi, Anshu Gupta's insights into delivering and measuring impact, were genuinely some of the most r…

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Delivering Hope & Opportunity in Bangkok | Annie Dieselberg, Nightlight International

In this interview, I speak with Annie Dieselberg, founder of Nightlight International in Bangkok, about her work to build an organization that has helped more than 150 women leave Bangkok's sex trade through job training, counseling, and empowerment programs. Through this discussion, we speak a lot about complexity of the challenges that she must address as part of this process, how that shapes…

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Investing & Incubating in Water Startups | Maarten Ter Keurst, Pureterra Ventures

With fewer issues more important in the area of sustainability than water, I sat down with Maarten Ter Keurst from Pureterra Ventures in Shanghai to talk about the work of his fund to identify and incubate water startups. Identifying, and executing investments aside, where I think this interview will be of particular interest to entrepreneurs is the work that that they do to help entrepreneurs…

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Hydroponic Rooftop Farming in Bangkok | Tong Horsuwan, Bangsai Agricultural

Learning about Tong Horsuwan's work to build, and operate, more than 20 rooftop farms in Bangkok was one of the best conversations I have had to date throughout their series.... and that was before he told me he was only 25. It has been a process of trial and error, but where he has not only found a business model, and strong customer base, but where he is now developing process and technologie…

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Keeping a Positive Mindset | Eric Swinton, V Cycle

Building an organization whose mission is to rid the world of plastic, while at the same time elevate the lives of Hong Kong's elderly trash pickers, is no easy feat. For V Cycle's Eric Swinton though, this is his mission, and for the last year he has been making a lot of progress with the launch of his 10 ton challenge. A challenge that is engaging a number of communities on the issues of pla…

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Manufacturing Electric Vehicles in Bangkok | Dennis Harte, Tuk Tuk Factory

There are few things more iconic to Bangkok than the Tuk Tuk. They are loud, fast, and belch some of the most toxic two cycle fumes imaginable, but as a primary means of transportation for many, they are essential part of getting around Bangkok. For Dennis Harte, he has spent the last 10 years building his company, the Tuk Tuk Factory, on out outskirts of Bangkok with the hopes to deliver elect…

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Converting China to a Plant Based Vegan Diet | Grace Han, Plant Based News

If you are wondering why, and why the growth rates are likely to only continue to grow, then you should want my recent interview of Grace Han where we speak about her own transition to veganism, her work as an advocate for veganism, and why she thinks firms like Beyond and Memphis Meats are game changers. Based in London, Grace regularly travels to China as part of her passion to support the ve…

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Overcoming Limitations to Achieve Massive Social Impact | Jeff Rotmeyer, ImpactHK

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with ImpactHK Founder Jeff Rotmeyer to talk about the work that he is doing with some of Hong Kong's most vulnerable populations. It is an inspiring 20 minutes, with a lot of great insights into how Jeff started building a community of individuals who were taking simply actions to increase awareness and bring a little joy, to going where other…

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