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Join hosts Toni Okamoto and Paul Shapiro as they talk with some of the leading start-up entrepreneurs and titans of industry alike using their businesses to help solve the world’s most pressing problems.

Nov 15, 2019

What do  you get when you combine a Google leader, a dairy industry executive, and an engineer? Apparently, if you’re in Singapore, you get a new startup producing real cow’s milk-- without the cow: TurtleTree Labs.

Rather than trying to turn plants into milky beverages like many alt-dairy companies are, and rather...


Nov 1, 2019

You’ve heard the folklore time and again: a group of young idealists starts a company in their garage with dreams of one day changing the world. In the case of Fenix International, they too started in a garage, but this garage happened to be in Uganda, and those idealists happened to be a group of ex-Apple engineers.


Oct 15, 2019

You know the story: there’s a bright college student who drops out of an Ivy League school to embark upon an entrepreneurial journey, founding his own company and building it into a major success along the way. No, we’re not talking about Mark Zuckerberg or Bill Gates here. 

Instead, we’re talking about Tom Szaky,...


Oct 1, 2019

Many of the people running plant-based and clean meat companies are vegetarians themselves who often have come out of the animal protection or environmental communities. 

Not Rody Hawkins. 

The man who brought you Oscar Mayer’s Lunchables and other notable products such as Slim Jim is now hoping you’ll buy his...


Sep 15, 2019

For a lot of people, when they walk by someone who’s homeless, their inclination may be to look the other way. One day for Jasmine Crowe, however, she not only didn’t look the other way; she saw a profitable business opportunity in helping connect the hungry with perfectly good food the rest of us are throwing...