Reusable Cups and the Circular Economy in Vietnam | Linh Le Thuy, AYA Cup

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Linh Le Thuy, founder of AYA Cup, about her mission to build a platform that removes disposable cups in Vietnam Her journey is a great story of how an individual can start with a small concept, pivot quickly, and build on early successes, and I hope her story will help inspire & equip you to take the next step in developing/ scaling your…

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Measuring & Reporting Social Impact | Tom Stader, The Library Project

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, my third with Tom Stader, Founder of The Library Project, we speak about measuring impact. Something every mission driven entrepreneur, and organization needs to do as part of the development of programs, organizations, and proposals. For Tom, it is a topic that he has years of strong practice, and stronger opinions of, and I think this conversation wil…

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Crushing COVID Q4 | Behind The Grind, Episode 028

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak about how we are approaching the 4th quarter of COVID.  COVID Q4. A year that everyone cannot wait to end, but for us, is the opportunity to set up a HUGE 2021 through the development of new products, focusing on what has sold through the COVID period, and making transitions in business models. ? About the Behind The Grind Series Throug…

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Leading a Charity Through COVID | Behind the Grind, Episode 030

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I speak with Tom Stader leading a charity, The Library Project, through the challenges that COVID has presented the organization, and how a truly empowered team is key to success. ? About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. About Tom: Tom Sta…

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Maintaining Momentum Through Chaotic Times | Behind the Grind, Episode 029

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I pick up from our previous conversations to speak about maintaining momentum in times of chaos. Be it through COVID, the US election, or anything that has the potential to knock us off our game. ? About the Behind The Grind Series Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Vi…

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Eradicating Poverty in Indonesia | Nila Tanzil, Rainbow Reading Gardens

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Rainbow Reading Gardens founder Nila Tanzil. Based in Jakarta Indonesia, Nila's mission to bring eradicate poverty through books was forged early through the lens of her family's own history, and formalized later as part of a career break when she built her first library. Now, with more than 100 libraries, across 18 islands, tens of thousan…

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Rebuilding Takes Time | Behind the Grind, Episode 027

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian and I talk about the rebuilding process that each of us have been going through as we have traversed running our businesses through the last 10 months of COVID. It is an episode that takes on further depth as Brian speaks through the lessons he learned filming The Rebuild, a an amazing Youtube series, which follows five China-based entrepreneurs through…

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Impact Investing in Asia | Sagar Tandon, Moonshot Ventures

In this episode, I speak with Sagar Tandon, Founding member of Moonshot Ventures, about impact investment in Asia. Actively supporting early stage entrepreneurs looking to change the world, the opportunity he sees for impact investors is not just in how they support entrepreneurs... but in how they are able to prove the business case in a way that draws in traditional investors. Something he is…

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Getting Back On Track | Behind The Grind, Episode 026

After a four, perhaps five, month break, Brian and I are back! A lot has happened in that time, and now that we have each found a measure of stability, we are excited to be able to reconnect with each other and YOU! Through the episode, we speak about how the last nine months of traversing COVID has forced us to rethink our business models, give up on ideas/ products we had been developing f…

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3D Printing Prosthetics in Vietnam | Rafael Masters & Ha (Ella) Trinh, Vulcan Augmetics

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with the founding team at Vulcan Augmetics about the work they are doing in Vietnam to bring affordable and highly functional 3D printed prosthetics to the market. Besides their passion for the product, and the awesomeness of the product itself, I continue to reflect on the dynamic between the founders. Rafael's crazy visions operationalized by E…

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