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Felicia Curcuru is re-inventing foster care and adoption
Apr 10 • 19 min
Tonight, thousands of kids will go to sleep in loving households thanks to our guest Felica Curcuru. Felicia’s company, Binti, replaces mountains of paperwork with streamlined software and helps state agencies recruit and approve foster parents more…
Irving Fain is re-inventing salad
Mar 18 • 24 min
Irving Fain runs a different kind of farm. His company, Bowery, grows world class vegetables inside of warehouses. And, along the way, they’re saving the world.
Nicholas Thorne thinks deeply about non-profit entrepreneurship
Mar 11 • 26 min
Nicholas Thorne is an entrepreneur, a philanthropist and an investor. But, most of all he’s a deep thinker about building systems and creating change.
Stephanie Dodson practices a new kind of philanthropy
Jan 14 • 24 min
Stephanie Dodson is a venture philanthropist at Draper Richards Kaplan, perhaps the most important venture philanthropy fund in the United States. She spends her days finding and supporting nascent non-profits. When you talk to the founders Stephanie…
Wiley Cerilli Is a Different Type of Camp Counselor
Dec 17, 2018 • 27 min
Wiley Cerilli is a successful entrepreneur with big wins under his belt. But, he’s also a camp counselor. Every year he spends two weeks off the grid volunteering for Experience Camps, a non-profit summer camp for kids who have lost a parent. Wiley’s…
Ashley Beckner is Transforming Early Childhood Education
Dec 10, 2018 • 30 min
Ashley is a venture partner at Omidyar Network where she focuses on organizations transforming early childhood education. Ashley and the Omidyar Network have a unique venture capital model. They focus on impact over profit and invest in both for-profits…
Sam Altman is using technology to make the world better
Nov 27, 2018 • 13 min
Sam Altman is the president of Y Combinator, the incubator behind hits like Dropbox and AirBnb. Under his watch, YC has become an incredible force for good. They’ve funded dozens of important non-profits, host a groundbreaking universal basic income…
Jesse Beyroutey is supporting seed stage non-profits
Nov 20, 2018 • 26 min
Jesse Beyroutey is a donor to the non-profit I founded. In this very personal episode, we explore our relationship and the thinking behind his donation. But, Jesse is more than just a donor, he’s an advisor and a mentor. He’s one of the smartest people I…
Michelle Kydd Lee is teaching hollywood how to give back
Nov 14, 2018 • 25 min
CAA is the biggest talent agency in the world. They represent everyone from Tom Cruise to Lady Gaga. Our guest this week, Michelle Kydd Lee, has transformed CAA into more than a talent agency. As Chief Innovation Officer and Head of the CAA Foundation,…
Henrik Werdelin is serving dog people
Nov 7, 2018 • 26 min
Henrik Werdelin is the man behind Bark, one of the fastest growing pet brands in the world. In this episode we learn the secret to Bark’s growth–being nice to people. We also explore the impact of entrepreneurship and why Danish people are so nice.
Thomas McQuillan is ending food waste
Oct 26, 2018 • 27 min
Thomas is the Vice President of Strategy, Culture, and Sustainability at Baldor Specialty Foods, one of the largest produce distributors in the United States. At Baldor, Thomas is leading the charge for a revolution in produce. He’s behind a monumental…
Danny Meyer is giving back to his communities
Oct 3, 2018 • 23 min
Danny Meyer is the founder and CEO of Union Square Hospitality Group, a restaurant empire that includes some of New York City’s most iconic restaurants (everything from Shake Shack to Michelin starred restaurants). On our first episode, we talk with Danny…