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Join host Paul Shapiro as he talks 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.

Jul 15, 2021

You’ve probably heard of Beyond Meat’s big IPO and their success as a publicly traded company. Sure, they were the first plant-based meat company to go public, but are you aware that The Very Good Food Co. is the second? 

As you’ll hear in this episode, what started just a few years ago as a dude selling his...


Jul 1, 2021

So often you hear about start-ups that raise millions or even tens of millions of dollars from venture capitalists before beginning to generate revenue and start making a dent in the marketplace. That is very far from the story of our guest in this episode.

Meet Deborah Torres, founder and CEO of Atlas Monroe, a...


Jun 15, 2021

How often do you use Google’s services? If you’re like me, it’s many times per hour. So you may think you know all about Google.com. But how much do you know about Google.org?

In short, Google.org is the company’s foundation that gives away $200M a year in grants both to social enterprise startups and to...


Jun 1, 2021

You’ve likely noticed that there’s been an explosion of investment into the animal-free food space, with producers of alt-meat, milk, and eggs advancing weekly. But why isn’t there anything comparable happening in the animal-free materials space?

Sure, we’ve had plastic-based leather alternatives (aka pleather)...


May 15, 2021

It’s often that we hear about some really cool and promising new technology that’s allegedly going to change the game, but only once that tech is scaled and commercialized. In this episode, however, we’re featuring a start-up that not only has a very cool technology, it’s already commercialized it with hundreds...