Sofie Blakstad, CEO and Founder, hiveonline

Episode 10 features Sofie Blakstad, CEO and Founder of hiveonline

Sofie Blakstad, CEO and Founder, hiveonline In our tenth episode we hear from Sofie Blakstad, CEO and Founder of hiveonline. hiveonline is a blockchain based community finance platform rolling out to unbanked communities across sub-Saharan Africa and Central America. Prior to starting hiveonline, Sofie spent nearly 30 years building and transforming technology and businesses for international banks. […]

Jamie Jones, Entrepreneur, Scientist, Educator

Episode 9 of the Impact Drivers podcast features Jamie Jones, Executive Director of Fuqua's Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Jamie Jones, Executive Director for the Fuqua Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Associate Professor of the Practice of Management In our ninth episode we hear from Jamie Jones, an entrepreneur, scientist, and educator currently serving as the Executive Director of Fuqua’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is also an Associate Professor of the Practice […]

Michael Lombardo, Founder and CEO, BookNook

Promotional image for episode 8 of the Impact Drivers podcast featuring Michael Lombardo, CEO and Founder of BookNook

Michael Lombardo, CEO and Founder, BookNook In our eighth episode we hear from Michael Lombardo, CEO and Founder of BookNook. Before starting BookNook, Michael was the CEO of Reading Partners, a nonprofit he grew to be one of the largest children’s literacy nonprofits in America.   According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, only 35% of 4th graders […]

Orianna Bretschger, CEO and Founder, Aquacycl

Episode 7 of Impact Drivers featuring Orianna Bretschger, CEO and Founder of Aquacycl

Orianna Bretschger, CEO and Founder, Aquacycl In our seventh episode we hear from Orianna Bretschger, CEO and Founder of Aquacycl. Aquacycl is commercializing microbial fuel cell technology that treats wastewater and creates electricity at the same time. Wastewater treatment is normally a significant energy consumer but Aquacycl’s solution remedies this by harnessing biological processes. Their technology […]

Bryan Lee, Founder and CEO, Krishi Star

Episode 6 of Impact Drivers featuring Bryan Lee of Krishi Star

Bryan Lee, CEO and Founder, Krishi Star In our sixth episode we hear from Bryan Lee, CEO and Founder of Krishi Star. Krishi Star is working to end poverty for the 200 million smallholder farmers in India. They are working to do this by transforming agricultural value chains. Their model is two-fold (1) value chain development […]

Margaret O’Mara, Author of The Code

Promo image for episode 5 featuring Margaret O'Mara

Margaret O’Mara, Author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America In our fifth episode we hear from Margaret O’Mara, Author of The Code: Silicon Valley and the Remaking of America.  Margaret is a historian of modern America who writes and teaches about the history of the technology industry, American politics, and the […]

Zach Supalla, CEO and Co-Founder, Particle

Promo image for episode 4 with Zach Supalla of Paricle

Zach Supalla, CEO and Co-Founder, Particle In our forth episode we hear from Zach Supalla, CEO and Co-Founder of Particle. Particle is an IoT platform taking the physical world online. The company has a program, Particle for Good, that provides their products at a reduced price to mission driven companies. However, it turns out, that many of […]

Sissi Liu, CEO and Co-Founder, Metalmark Innovations

Sissi Liu, CEO and Co-Founder, Metalmark Innovations In our third episode we hear from Sissi Liu, CEO and Co-Founder of Metalmark Innovations. Metalmark Innovations is a company with a novel technology that can purify  the air and kill viruses including COVID-19. The company is currently focused on indoor air quality but long-term, their technology could be used […]

Stonly Blue, Co-Founder, Urban Us

Stonly Blue is the guest on Episode 2 of Impact Drivers

Stonly Blue, Co-Founder and Partner, Urban Us In our second episode we hear from Stonly Blue, Co-Founder and Partner of Urban Us. Urban Us is a fund focused on investing in entrepreneurs building for the massive problem of climate change with solutions that upgrade cities. The Urban Us portfolio includes companies that optimize construction processes, […]

Lindsey Tropf, CEO, Immersed Games

Episode 1 of Impact Drivers features Lindsey Tropf, CEO of Immersed Games

Lindsey Tropf, CEO, Immersed Games In our first episode, Lindsey Tropf, CEO of Immersed Games, shares her entrepreneurial journey building an immersive science learning game. Immersed Games’ core product, Tyto Online, allows students to experientially learn about cellular biology, genetics, ecology, and the climate.  In this episode we learn about Lindsey’s journey bringing her vision […]