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Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs Podcast

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At Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs, we talk to experienced and successful social entrepreneurs and change makers, committed to building a better world. Working as a social entrepreneur is hugely fulfilling – yet uniquely challenging. Social entrepreneurs need to balance business and social goals to succeed, often working in extremely challenging environments, with limited resources. And it is often a lonely journey. Our aim is to share the inspiring stories, to explore the highs and the lows, learn how different social entrepreneurs have kept inspired, and draw out insights to help social entrepreneurs at all stages on their journey.

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At Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs, we talk to experienced and successful social entrepreneurs and change makers, committed to building a better world. Working as a social entrepreneur is hugely fulfilling – yet uniquely challenging. Social entrepreneurs need to balance business and social goals to succeed, often working in extremely challenging environments, with limited resources. And it is often a lonely journey. Our aim is to share the inspiring stories, to explore the highs and the lows, learn how different social entrepreneurs have kept inspired, and draw out insights to help social entrepreneurs at all stages on their journey.

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Essential Listening

By NedBreslin - May 16 2016
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A powerful podcast series that always suprises and inspires. Worth every minute!

A Consciously Aware Show Talking to Conscious Businesses

By Harry Duran - May 19 2014
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Adding a conscious twist to the entrepreneurial podcast genre, Fergal is doing a great job introducing us to companies making a difference while making a profit. These are socially-forward companies you may not have heard of and are probably not finding covered in other shows. A great addition to the social business space!

iTunes Ratings

7 Ratings
Average Ratings
6
1
0
0
0

Essential Listening

By NedBreslin - May 16 2016
Read more
A powerful podcast series that always suprises and inspires. Worth every minute!

A Consciously Aware Show Talking to Conscious Businesses

By Harry Duran - May 19 2014
Read more
Adding a conscious twist to the entrepreneurial podcast genre, Fergal is doing a great job introducing us to companies making a difference while making a profit. These are socially-forward companies you may not have heard of and are probably not finding covered in other shows. A great addition to the social business space!

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Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs Podcast

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At Inspiring Social Entrepreneurs, we talk to experienced and successful social entrepreneurs and change makers, committed to building a better world. Working as a social entrepreneur is hugely fulfilling – yet uniquely challenging. Social entrepreneurs need to balance business and social goals to succeed, often working in extremely challenging environments, with limited resources. And it is often a lonely journey. Our aim is to share the inspiring stories, to explore the highs and the lows, learn how different social entrepreneurs have kept inspired, and draw out insights to help social entrepreneurs at all stages on their journey.

Rank #1: Episode 64 Interview with Katy Ashe, Edith Elliott and Shahed Alam, co-founders of Noora Health

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Noora Health is an innovative non-profit that provides health training to help patients transition between hospital and home -one of the most precarious and rushed times in healthcare delivery. Noora provides training and information to caregivers and patients after surgery to ensure that patients are well taken of during their recovery process –to improve health...

Nov 05 2016

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Rank #2: Episode 17 Interview with Steve Blank, US serial-entrepreneur and academic, developer of the Customer Development methodology

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Steve Blank is a US serial-entrepreneur and academic. He has spent over thirty years working within the high technology industry and has founded or worked within eight startup companies, four of which have gone public. Steve developed the Customer Development methodology, which is a cornerstone of the Lean Startup Movement- and is a consulting associate professor of...

Aug 15 2014

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Rank #3: Episode 71, Interview Dr. Alex Dehgan, CEO and co-founder of Conservation X Labs

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Alex is the CEO and co-founder of Conservation X Labs, a startup for tech innovation for conservation and development.  Prior to founding Conservation X Labs Alex served as the Chief Scientist at USAID and founded the Global Development Lab.  Conservation X Labs aims to harness exponential technologies, open innovation, and entrepreneurship to dramatically improve the efficacy, scale and sustainability of conservation efforts...

Feb 17 2017

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Rank #4: Episode 90: Jonah Sachs, co-founder of Free Range Studios and viral marketing innovator

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Jonah Sachs is an internationally recognized storyteller, author, and designer. He is the co-founder and chief storytelling officer of Free Range Studios, an advertising and marketing firm that specializes in nonprofits and socially responsible businesses. Jonah has helped hundreds of social brands and causes break through the media din with campaigns built on sound storytelling...

Mar 21 2018

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Rank #5: Episode 16 Interview Jane Chen co-founder of Embrace

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Jane Chen is co-founder of Embrace, a US social enterprise which has developed a low-cost infant warmer -and aims to help the 20 million premature and low birth-weight babies born every year. The Embrace infant warmer costs about 1% of a traditional incubator and is currently being distributed across clinics in India, with pilots being...

Aug 08 2014

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Rank #6: Episode 89: Interview with Tim Freundlich, President of ImpactAssets

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Tim Freundlich is President of ImpactAssets, a boutique donor advised fund that specialises in socially responsible and impact investment options to mobilise human and financial capital towards a sustainable world. Tim is a long-term innovator in new financial instruments in the social enterprise sectors and was instrumental in establishing the precursor to ImpactAssets, the Calvert...

Feb 28 2018

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Rank #7: Episode 68: Interview with Christian Seelos, co-author of the newly published Innovation and Scaling for Impact: How Effective Social Enterprises Do It

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Christian is a scholar of social innovation –he is the Leo Tindemans Chair for Business Model Innovation at KU Leuven — a visiting scholar at the Stanford University Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society and an academic visitor at the Said Business School, University of Oxford. Christian, together with Johanna Mair are co-authors of the...

Jan 15 2017

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Rank #8: Episode 21 interview with Sandra Bates, author of The Social Innovation Imperative

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Sandra is an innovation entrepreneur and author who has worked in innovation and marketing strategy for more than fifteen years. She has coached and led more than a hundred innovation initiatives with dozens of companies with a rich history of innovation. Sandra has recently turned her focus to the needs of the social sector and...

Oct 30 2014

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Rank #9: Episode 92: Interview with Odin Mühlenbein, Partner at Ashoka Germany and Lead of Advisory at Ashoka Globalizer

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Odin Mühlenbein is Partner at Ashoka Germany and Lead of Advisory at Ashoka Globalizer–an accelerator program that helps advanced social entrepreneurs from around the world develop strategies for social system change. Odin takes the learnings from Ashoka Globalizer to spread the word about system change and systems thinking, both within Ashoka and the field of...

May 10 2018

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Rank #10: Episode 88: Interview with Harvey Koh, Managing Director at FSG

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Harvey Koh is Managing Director at the global social change consulting firm FSG. Based in FSG’s Mumbai, India office, Harvey directs research and advocacy in the area of Inclusive Markets, advancing thinking about inclusive business and market-based solutions in development, with a global perspective. His primary focus is working with donors and companies to develop and...

Jan 30 2018

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Rank #11: Episode 91: Interview with Dr. Charly Kleissner, co-founder KL Felicitas Foundation

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Dr. Charly Kleissner is a pioneer in the field of impact investment. He believes that the deeper meaning of wealth is to make a positive contribution to humanity and the planet. Dr. Kleissner co-founded KL Felicitas Foundation (www.klfelicitasfoundation.org), and Social-Impact International (www.social-impact.org), which help social entrepreneurs worldwide to accelerate and increase their impact.  Dr. Kleissner co-founded...

Apr 26 2018

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Rank #12: Episode 60 Interview with, John Rendel the Founder and CEO of PEAS, (Promoting Equality in African Schools)

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John is the Founder and CEO of PEAS (Promoting Equality in African Schools), a rapidly growing and multiple award-winning social enterprise that widens access to secondary education in Africa.  Ten years ago John began working full time on setting up PEAS –the aim was to create a sustainable and self-sufficient network of schools, which can...

Sep 26 2016

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Rank #13: Episode 62 Interview Taylor Downs, Co founder Vera Solutions and OpenFn

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Taylor has spent almost a decade designing data systems for leading international development organizations. He co-founded Vera Solutions—an organization that works with social impact organizations to create affordable, powerful and flexible technology solutions that put real-time information in the hands of the people who need it. Vera has now served more than 175 organisations around...

Oct 08 2016

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Rank #14: Episode 72 Interview with Chuck Slaughter, Founder and CEO of Living Goods

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Chuck Slaughter is Founder and CEO of Living Goods, a social enterprise building a sustainable distribution platform for products designed to fight poverty and disease in the developing world. Living Goods operates networks of independent entrepreneurs (currently in Uganda, Kenya, and Myanmar) who make a living by selling medicines and products to poor people that...

Mar 12 2017

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Rank #15: Episode 20 Interview with Mike Marriner, founder of Roadtrip Nation

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Mike set up Roadtrip Nation to helping students “define their own roads in life,”The initial aim was to expose students to myriad careers and life paths they would not otherwise know about and to help equip them with tools and skills they need to achieve their ambitions It all began in 1991 when Mike and some...

Oct 10 2014

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Rank #16: Episode 93 Interview with Harish Hande, co-founder SELCO INDIA

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Harish Hande is an Indian social entrepreneur who co-founded SELCO India in 1995 to eradicate poverty by promoting sustainable technologies in rural India. SELCO India is a social enterprise that provides sustainable energy services to the poor in India, sustainable energy solutions and services to under-served households and businesses. SELCO empowers its customer by providing...

Jul 18 2018

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Rank #17: Episode 61 Interview with Professor Mariana Christen Jakob CEO & Founder seif, the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative & Foundation, based in Switzerland

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Mariana is CEO & Founder of seif, the Social Entrepreneurship Initiative & Foundation, based in Switzerland.  Seif was established in 2010 to develop a wide variety of business creation and growth workshops, and support social businesses looking for funding – it has catalysed the development of a more professional community of social entrepreneurs and innovators in...

Sep 30 2016

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Rank #18: Episode 22 Interview with Michael Thornton, CEO of Carbon Analytics

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Michael Thornton is an engineer with a background in sustainable infrastructure design. He is Chief Executive Officer of Carbon Analytics – a company that wants to make it easier for companies of all sizes to reap the rewards of managing their environmental impact. He is also involved with Odyssey Sensors, which is developing low-cost environmental...

Nov 07 2014

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Rank #19: Episode 67: Interview with Willy Oppenheim, founder of Omprakash Foundation, a US-based international non-profit

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Willy Oppenheim is an educator, a researcher, and the founder of Omprakash a social enterprise working to make international volunteering more ethical and impactful. Willy founded Omprakash (www.omprakash.org) in 2004 with the goal of creating a platform to connect volunteers with social impact opportunities around the world.  Omprakash is a free online platform that connects...

Jan 04 2017

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Rank #20: Episode 70 | Interview with Echoing Green’s President, Cheryl Dorsey, celebrating 30-year’s pioneering support for social entrepreneurs

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Echoing Green is a leading global non-profit that provides seed funding and technical assistance to emerging social entrepreneurs with ideas for social change. The organisation is celebrating its 30 anniversary in 2017. Over that time it has forged a community of global pioneers, now over 700 strong, and played a pioneering role helping accelerate these leaders to...

Feb 10 2017

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