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Startups 4 Good

A podcast exploring the intersection of high-growth ventures with impact investing and social entrepreneurship. If you believe that startups can be a force for good, or want to learn more about For Benefit or B Corporations in action, this is the show for you. Guests include entrepreneurs and founders of high-growth purpose-driven ventures, their investors and VCs and other thinkers and doers. Your host is serial entrepreneur, angel investor and Lecturer at Yale School of Management, Miles Lasater. Enjoy Startups for Good!
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Startups 4 Good:  A podcast exploring the intersection of high-growth ventures with impact investing and social entrepreneurship. If you believe that startups can be a force for good, or want to learn more about For Benefit or B Corporations in action, this is the show for you. Guests include entrepreneurs and founders of high-growth purpose-driven ventures, their investors and VCs and other thinkers and doers. Your host is serial entrepreneur, angel investor and Lecturer at Yale School of Management, Miles Lasater.  Enjoy Startups for Good!

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May 27, 2015

Davis Smith

Founder/CEO of Cotopaxi

 

Davis is the CEO of Cotopaxi, an outdoor gear brand with a social mission at its core.

 

He was previously the Co-CEO of Baby.com.br and Dinda.com.br, Brazil’s Startup of the Year in 2012, which raised over $40M in venture capital. In 2004, he also founded, and later sold, PoolTables.com, America’s largest pool table retailer.

 

Davis holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from the University of Pennsylvania’s Lauder Institute, and a BA from Brigham Young University.

May 21, 2015

Yoav Lurie

CEO/Founder Simple Energy

 

Yoav is the Founder and CEO of Simple Energy and is responsible for the company’s overall strategy and direction. Simple Energy is changing how millions of people consume energy by changing how utilities engage customers.  The Simple Energy Customer Engagement Platform leverages the power of game mechanics and the social web to change how consumers think about and act on saving energy.

Prior to founding Simple Energy, Yoav helped to build Synteractive, an IT services firm based in Washington, D.C., the city in which he also led the effort to rebuild Recovery.gov, an official U.S. Government website for the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board.  Yoav has also worked as a Managing Director for Teach For America, as well as with Crisis Commons, a global community of volunteers, to build crowd-sourced disaster relief applications.  As an undergraduate at Duke University, Yoav helped to start Camp Kesem, a free residential summer camp for children of cancer patients, now with over 54 active chapters in 27 states.

May 12, 2015

Nathan Sigworth, Founder

A graduate of Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, Sigworth was recognized by Inc Magazine as one of the 30 top entrepreneurs under the age of 30. He is the winner of a Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Award and is a Poptech and Echoing Green fellow. 

 

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