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“I’m tired of precious little cute development projects. We need to grow these economies. …We’re gonna end up solving poverty in emerging markets.”

Jonathan Nelson, Managing Director of The Hack Fund

Episode 12

Hear what’s happening at the frontier of tech and social impact.

Plan ahead for your business and find investment opportunities.

“We’re looking for entrepreneurs who are highly inquisitive, sharp, have a tremendous amount of hustle, are coachable, are able to articulate their why, and understand that they’ll need to create some white space in their industry in order to create growth. Our heart is really for people who want to change the world… it requires a deeper resillience to get impact-driven products and services to the world.”

Kieth Ippel, CEO at Spring Accelerator

Episode 19

Realize the enormous difference one person can make.

Then, go take your next game-changing action.

“Choose a Global Goal, start doing some research, and you may come out of grad school with a company… and be the happiest you’ve ever been.”

Sonah Shah, CoFounder of NeoPenda

Episode 13

  THE GLOBAL GOALS 
In September 2015, 193 countries agreed on the Sustainable Development Goals. These goals are intended to address social, economic and ecological problems like poverty, equality, and energy. Check out the goals in this video from the UN Global Goals website. And check out our Episodes page to see what each goal means and read up on the 169 measurable targets.

B Lab’s Innovative Tools to Help Impact Companies Grow Sustainably

B Lab exists to support the cultural change happening around business: How can we create social change with business? And how can we operate sustainably, from sourcing to selling? _ Episode Summary _ In this episode, we talk with B Lab executives Laura and Amanda to...

Social Capital Markets Conference: Top Takeaways

In this mini-episode, our Global Goals Project host Katy Ward shares her top takeaways from the Social Capital Markets Conference this past October. _ You'll hear: What were some of the hottest topics of conversation at the conference? What was top-of-mind for impact...

Catalyzing Collaboration Across the Planet with Conveners.org

The Conveners team believes it is critically important that people come together to address the greatest challenges facing the planet. Conveners host events, connect businesses to accelerators and gather technology tools to help impact companies navigate the changing...

SOCAP19 Feature: Global Changemaker Sessions Free Livestream

OCTOBER 2019 PRESS RELEASE SOCAP19 Livestreams Global Changemaker Sessions Addressing Solutions to World’s Toughest Problems   ~ Digital Pass Experience offers live community connections and insight into what is working in social impact today during Social Capital...

B Lab’s Innovative Tools to Help Impact Companies Grow Sustainably

B Lab exists to support the cultural change happening around business: How can we create social change with business? And how can we operate sustainably, from sourcing to selling? _ Episode Summary _ In this episode, we talk with B Lab executives Laura and Amanda to find out: What is the mission and vision of...

Social Capital Markets Conference: Top Takeaways

[caption id="attachment_1839" align="alignright" width="245"] Katy at SOCAP 2019 in San Fransisco[/caption] In this mini-episode, our Global Goals Project host Katy Ward shares her top takeaways from the Social Capital Markets Conference this past October. _ You'll hear: What were some of the hottest topics of conversation at the conference? What was top-of-mind for impact investors...

Catalyzing Collaboration Across the Planet with Conveners.org

The Conveners team believes it is critically important that people come together to address the greatest challenges facing the planet. Conveners host events, connect businesses to accelerators and gather technology tools to help impact companies navigate the changing economy. _ _ Episode Summary We talk to Executive Director Avary Kent about their organization for catalyzing...

SOCAP19 Feature: Global Changemaker Sessions Free Livestream

OCTOBER 2019 PRESS RELEASE SOCAP19 Livestreams Global Changemaker Sessions Addressing Solutions to World’s Toughest Problems   ~ Digital Pass Experience offers live community connections and insight into what is working in social impact today during Social Capital Markets influential annual conference ~ San Francisco, CA – Social Capital Markets (SOCAP), dedicated to accelerating a new global market at the...

Top Five Lessons Learned From Our Singularity University Series

In the SU series, we heard from some of the top minds at SU on how to leverage exponential technology and incorporate it into your own business. We saw some of the implications that exponential technology will have on our futures, and we saw the impact this technology will have in solving the Global Goals....

Sustainable Transportation: Levitating at 700mph in the Hyperloop

In the next 10 years, you will be able to fly above 700mph between cities in a levitating pod. In this episode, hear how the Hyperloop works and what this technological innovation means for city life in the 2020s. _ _ Episode Summary With fast-moving pods magnetically propelled through tubes, people will be able to...

The Moonshot Factory: Building AI that Amplifies Humans

Dr. Radhika Dirks' mission is embodied in the organization she's been building called XLabs. Simply put, the mission is to unleash Moonshots and change the perception of what people think is possible. "Moonshots" are the kind of goals and projects that invent a new era... the kind of projects that will usher in the intelligence...

Innovating AI to Protect Civilians in Warzones

"Since March of 2011, the Syrian Civil War has claimed the lives of over 500,000 innocent civilians, including 20,000 children and 13,000 women.*" Now, AI company Hala Systems has developed technology to sound air raid sirens and alert civil defense ahead of a bombing or conflict to protect the innocent in a warzone. _ _ This...

Exponential Opportunities to Build a Better Future for All

By 2030, AI and robots will most likely take care of all of our day jobs. In this episode, CEO of Singularity University Rob Nail shares some of the most innovative technologies coming to market, as well as the mindset shift we will all need to approach those changes positively. > _sdfaf Episode Summary 4:45 How Rob...

Digital Biology: Rewriting Life with Technology

_ We live in a science fiction world where we can grow human organs in pigs and very soon trust AI to diagnose cancer 12 years early. How will your business... and your body... adjust to the future? _ _ _ In this episode, we talk with Dr. Tiffany Vora, Head of Faculty at Singularity...

The Revolutionary Keyboard for People with Motor Disabilities

In many parts of the world, students who cannot operate technology or participate in a classroom often drop out by high school. With Key2Enable software, students can use technology with the motor function available to them, and easily participate in school and life. . Episode Summary In this episode, we're speaking with William de Oliveira, the...

Let’s Talk About the Future: The Global Grand Challenges App

Podcast Summary SU works with organizations of all shapes and sizes: corporations, startups, NGOs, governments, academia, you name it! They help people understand how technology is transforming the future and how they can prepare for that transformation. In this episode, hear about... 2:00 How SU addresses the Global Goals 4:00 Solving Problems with Vision Instead of...

22 Preparing Startups for the Abundant Future

Photo credit: Campaign Creators Singularity University is on a mission to make the world a more abundant place. In this episode, we'll hear from Molly Pyle, the Senior Program Manager of Singularity University Programs and the Co-Chair of the Women's Impact Network. Summary In this episode we'll explore the SU ecosystem, learn about the resources they have...

20 The Data-Driven Countdown Clock to End Extreme Poverty

Did you know 1.1 people escape poverty every second? The World Poverty Clock uses data to countdown toward Global Goal #1, no poverty.  Episode Summary In this episode, we talk with Kris Hamel, Chief Operating Officer at World Data Lab. World Data Lab sources high-quality data and then makes the data come alive in the form...

19 Spring: The Startup Growth Company Behind 350 Impact Entrepreneurs

Spring has helped 700 entrepreneurs launch over 350 business globally. In this episode, we talk to Co-Founder and CEO Kieth Ippel to hear how Spring’s growth programs work. Episode Summary Keith Ippel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spring. Spring helps social entrepreneurs make an impact with their Incubator, Accelerator, Peer to Peer learning network, and...

Bonus: Six Real-Time Data Resources for Social Entrepreneurs

“If you're doing something for me without me... it's not for me" In this bonus episode, Chandler shares six resources for social entrepreneurs to know what’s going on in the world - so you can start solving problems that matter now. Podcast Summary As social entrepreneurs, we believe that we can use business as a...

How M-Pesa Mobile Money Boosts Emerging Markets

In 2016, 42% of Kenya's GDP was transacted on the text-to-pay platform M-Pesa. So, without bank accounts, wifi, or credit cards. In this episode, we have the CEO and Global Managing Director at I-DEV International, Jason Spindler, to talk about how M-Pesa works.   Episode Summary Jason's background and how he got into the business...

18 Empowering and Employing Talent in Africa

The average age in Uganda is 16 years old, and the unemployment rate is over 60%. Nationally, 400,000 people graduate university each year in Africa while only 80-100k jobs open up! In this episode, we will talk about the online platform that closes that graduate-to-career gap. Episode Summary We talk with Eddy Vaisberg, the COO...

17 Powering Africa Sustainably with Solar Mini-Grids

600 million Africans do not have access to electricity, and most of them burn fossil fuels inside their homes. Is there a way to power off-grid homes and businesses sustainably? The Green Mini-Grid Facility Kenya (GMG Kenya) provides grants and technical assistance to mini grid developers, to expand energy access to rural communities in Africa....

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