What drives social entrepreneurs and non-profit leaders to make a difference? The Starting Good podcast profiles founders of leading social ventures and charitable organizations to learn their secrets to success. Your host, Alex Gramling, is the founder of his own non-profit and introduces you to social innovators who share their inspirational, personal stories.
Podcast: Interview with Anna Ivey, Co-Founder, Service to School31/12/2014 Duration: 26min
While the GI Bill makes higher ed affordable for veterans, many are daunted by the college admissions process. Anna Ivey assists vets navigating the transition to college through her non-profit, Service to School.
Podcast: Interview with Brad McNamara, Freight Farms27/09/2014 Duration: 21min
Year-round farming in a controlled environment is the promise of Freight Farms, a start-up that creates high-yield farms inside shipping containers. In this podcast, co-founder Brad McNamara explains the concept and the benefits of freight farming.
Podcast: Interview with Stacy Ratner, Founder, Open Books19/08/2014 Duration: 28min
Stacy Ratner is the founder of Open Books, an innovative Chicago-based social venture that funds literacy programs for kids through sales of used books.
Podcast: Interview with Erin Dinan, Founder, One Sandwich at a Time22/07/2014 Duration: 21min
Erin Dinan hopes to change the world one sandwich at a time. Dinan is the founder of a New York charity that builds sandwiches for the city's hungry and homeless. In this podcast, she describes the inspiration for her innovative non-profit.
Podcast: Interview with Blair Brettschneider, Founder, GirlForward15/07/2014 Duration: 29min
Chicago-based GirlForward provides tutoring and mentoring for refugee girls to support their educational goals. Founder Blair Brettschneider explains the inspiration for her non-profit and the challenges facing her students.
Podcast: Interview with Daniel Wiens, Founder, Journeyman International20/06/2014 Duration: 22min
Journeyman International provides design and construction services for humanitarian building projects throughout the world. Hear founder Daniel Weins describe the inspiration for his non-profit and learn more about how their construction projects take shape.
Podcast: Interview with Alex Danco, Co-Founder, Backtrack19/06/2014 Duration: 22min
A new wearable app called Backtrack targets one of the world's most common and most costly health concerns: Back Pain. Meet Alex Danco, co-founder of Backtrack, and hear how he plans to bring his product to market.