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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.

Sep 15, 2023

Nearly all startups fail. Often even founders with a successful exit under their belts have stories of entrepreneurial strikeouts prior to or after their home run. But every once in while there’s a founder who seems to have the Midas touch who just keeps winning.

No, I’m not talking here about Elon Musk. Rather,...

Sep 1, 2023

A big part of what keeps you alive—among other things—is nitrogen. The plants you eat need it to grow, so for centuries farmers have been applying it to soil to make their acreage more productive. 

Prior to the 20th century, nitrogen fertilizer used to come from animal feces, blood, and bones—which is still common...

Aug 15, 2023

One day, while walking through the park and looking at all the leaves on the ground, Mira Nameth had a thought: what could she make with all these leaves?

Little did she know that her momentary thought experiment would lead her down an entirely new path in life.

The lifelong vegetarian had a keen interest in design and...

Aug 1, 2023

Tuna are like the tigers of the ocean: apex predators essential for oceanic health. And just like with tigers, humanity has been waging an unprovoked war on tuna, causing their numbers to plummet in recent decades. 

They may not be furry, but these finned beasts still need help, and help them is exactly what Impact Food...

Jul 15, 2023

Nearly none of the plastic we use—even what gets thrown in the recycling bin—actually gets recycled. One reason for that is that plastic manufacturers often include additives in their plastics which enhance the performance of the material, but reduce the recyclability of those plastics. 

But what if there were a...