My very special guest for today is someone who rocks both my worlds of social entrepreneurship and social media. Mike Del Ponte is the co-founder and CEO of Soma. Soma makes the world’s most innovative water filters and beautiful glass carafes to provide healthy and delicious drinking water. Previously, Mike led marketing at BranchOut, the largest professional network on Facebook. As an early employee, Mike helped grow BranchOut from 0 to 25 million users in 16 months. He is also the founder and former CEO of Sparkseed, a global nonprofit investing in the most promising young social
Being green is more than just a fleeting trend. Many entrepreneurs nowadays are actually aiming to reduce environmental footprint all the while running their businesses. Hence, this section offers fascinating highlights of latest news and views focused on corporate sustainability.
In this podcast, we'll look at Green Earth Bamboo. Green Earth Bamboo is a family owned e-commerce business that specializes in bamboo viscose products, such as bamboo bedding, towels and bathrobes, clothing, and accessories. Doug Bancorn, Co-Founder of Green Earth Bamboo, shares the nitty gritty of what went into setting up their drop shipping business and offers valuable advice for aspiring entrepreneurs wanting to set up a green online business, such as: During this interview, Doug will share: What it took to become a profitable 6 figure business in one year, with nearly a quarter
Back to the Roots is founded in 2009 by young entrepreneurs Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora during their last semester at UC Berkeley. They product gourmet mushroom kits that grow in soil composed of 100% recycled coffee grounds. In this interview, Co-Founder Nikhil Arora shares how their green business idea became a reality, from the early days of collecting used coffee grounds from local Berkeley coffee shops, to their partnerships with Peet’s Coffee and Whole Foods, to the $5 million business it is today. He also talks about the evolution of their product design, and how their urgent