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90 minutes | Oct 13, 2019
Reimagining Smart Cities, Blockchain, and News Narratives with Justin Bean of Hitachi
Justin Bean is the Global Director of Smart Spaces Marketing (“Smart Cities”) at Hitachi. He’s also a blockchain investor and founder of Spectrum Report, a website that helps people see the narratives behind the news. Here’s a few links from our conversation: Spectrum Report Hitachi: How Smart Cities Help You Live Better (Video) Smart State, Andhra Pradesh and Hitachi (Video) Hitachi’s New York Waterway Ferry and the Internet of Things (Video) Hitachi: TEQUILA INTELIGENTE (Video) Hitachi privacy protection with video analytics and Lidar To follow or connect with Justin: Twitter: https://twitter.com/jbeano LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/justincbean
58 minutes | Feb 27, 2018
Delivering off-grid solar through African telecoms with Mike Lin of Fenix International
Mike Lin (profile) is the Founder & Chairman of Fenix International (fenixintl.com), a venture backed renewable energy startup focused on building solar power systems for the 1.2 billion people without power in emerging markets. Mike founded Fenix in 2009 after a previous Africa-focused energy startup went bust. He shares how Fenix began in Uganda by developing a solar products to charge mobile phones for projects with Google and the Grameen Foundation and grew to scale through partnerships with cell phone providers like MTN, Africa’s largest telecom. Mike also challenges stereotypes about doing business in Africa and explores the complexity of personal sustainability in startups. Learn more about resources from this interview in the show notes at PioneeringProsperity.com.
43 minutes | Jan 29, 2018
Reimagining STEM Education with Sunny Washington of Because Learning
Sunny Washington (@sunnywash) is the Founder & CEO of Because Learning, an education technology platform with hands on lessons that get students excited to learn about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. Sunny shares insights from her founder’s journey, the joys and challenges of running an education startup, and reimagining stereotypes of what a successful founder looks like as a female founder working outside Silicon Valley. Learn more about resources from this interview in the show notes at PioneeringProsperity.com.
50 minutes | Jan 28, 2018
Democratizing socially responsible investing with Joshua Levin of OpenInvest
Joshua Levin (@JoshLevin11) is the Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of OpenInvest, a Y Combinator venture backed startup dedicated to using technology to bring honesty and transparency to financial services, while making socially responsible investing easy and more accessible through a truly innovative technology platform. Josh goes in depth on OpenInvest’s vision for disrupting the financial services industry, how his team got started, challenges of personal sustainability as a father of two young kids, and much more. Learn more about resources from this interview in the show notes at PioneeringProsperity.com.
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