Eradicating Poverty in Indonesia | Nila Tanzil, Rainbow Reading Gardens

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with Rainbow Reading Gardens founder Nila Tanzil. Based in Jakarta Indonesia, Nila's mission to bring eradicate poverty through books was forged early through the lens of her family's own history, and formalized later as part of a career break when she built her first library. Now, with more than 100 libraries, across 18 islands, tens of tho…

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Impact Investing in Asia | Sagar Tandon, Moonshot Ventures

In this episode, I speak with Sagar Tandon, Founding member of Moonshot ventures, about impact investment in Asia. Actively supporting early stage entrepreneurs looking to change the world, the opportunity he sees for impact investors is not just in how they support entrepreneurs... but in how they are able to prove the business case in a way that draws in traditional investors. Something he…

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Getting Back On Track | Behind The Grind, Episode 026

After a four, perhaps five, month break, Brian and I are back! A lot has happened in that time, and now that we have each found a measure of stability, we are excited to be able to reconnect with each other and YOU! Through the episode, we speak about how the last nine months of traversing COVID has forced us to rethink our business models, give up on ideas/ products we had been developing f…

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3D Printing Prosthetics in Vietnam | Rafael Masters & Ha (Ella) Trinh, Vulcan Augmetics

In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with the founding team at Vulcan Augmetics about the work they are doing in Vietnam to bring affordable and highly functional 3D printed prosthetics to the market. Besides their passion for the product, and the awesomeness of the product itself, I continue to reflect on the dynamic between the founders. Rafael's crazy visions operationalized by…

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Building A Global Volunteer Movement | Hannah Wonjo, Good Deeds Day

In this episode, I speak with Hannah Wonjo from Good Deeds Day about how they have created a movement that engages millions of people around the world every year to do a "good" deed. About Entrepreneurs For Good Series: Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced with…

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Mitigating COVID-19 Supply Chain Disruptions | Behind The Grind, Episode 025

In this episode of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam and I talk with Jeff Delkin and Rachel Speth, Founders of Bambu, about the challenges they have faced over the last three months of the COVID-19 crisis. About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. About Bambu: More than just bamboo product…

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Innovating Closed Loop Fashion and Textiles in Hong Kong | The Mills Fabrica, Edwin Keh

In this episode, I speak with Edwin Keh about the work that he is doing to develop and support innovations that will drive circularity in the fashion and textiles, and speak about various steps along his career path have led him to where he is. About Entrepreneurs For Good Series: Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the envi…

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Communicating With Your Team | Behind The Grind, Episode 024

As COVID moves from "its a flu" that will pass to "we are hoping to be open by Q4", the need for entrepreneurs and businesses to rethink everything is now. About the Behind The Grind Series: Through this podcast series, Brian and I will speak about the realities (as we know them) of entrepreneurship. Videos will be available every Saturday, and audience participation is HIGHLY encourage…

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Accept the COVID19 Challenge | Episode 013

Regardless of whether or not you believe COVID-19 is a hoax, the cure is worse than the disease, or we need to stay at home for 18 more months, it is time to accept this for what it is and move forward. In this vlog, I lay out my vision for how COVID-19 will potentially disrupt everything I planned to do this year, and what I am going to do about it. About Me: Driven by the belief that…

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Entrepreneurs Need Grit & Tenacity | Behind The Grind, Episode 023

Entrepreneurship, regardless of an external crisis like COVID-19, is a journey, and through this Episode of Behind the Grind, Brian Tam and I spent the time to think about "whether it's worth it". I think this will be really valuable to anyone who is looking at their P&L right now and wondering whether or not they should press on as an entrepreneur when it all clears. Spoiler alert. I say it…

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