34 episodes

Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-career professional or someone who's just starting out in life, The Founder Spirit podcast is for you!

In this podcast series, we'll be interviewing exceptional individuals from all over the world with the founder spirit, ranging from social entrepreneurs, tech founders, to philanthropists, elite athletes, and more. Together, we'll uncover not only how they manage to succeed in face of multiple challenges, but also who they are as people and their human story.

So tune in & be inspired by stories from their life journey!

The Founder Spirit Jennifer Wu

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Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-career professional or someone who's just starting out in life, The Founder Spirit podcast is for you!

In this podcast series, we'll be interviewing exceptional individuals from all over the world with the founder spirit, ranging from social entrepreneurs, tech founders, to philanthropists, elite athletes, and more. Together, we'll uncover not only how they manage to succeed in face of multiple challenges, but also who they are as people and their human story.

So tune in & be inspired by stories from their life journey!

    Fabiola Gianotti: CERN, Big Bang and Unraveling Mysteries of the Universe

    Fabiola Gianotti: CERN, Big Bang and Unraveling Mysteries of the Universe

    In this episode of The Founder Spirit, Fabiola Gianotti, the first female Director General of CERN, shares her journey and the importance of fundamental research in addressing global challenges and advancing society.

    She discusses her decision to pursue science as a career, the discovery of the Higgs boson and its significance in explaining the origin of mass. With only 5% of the universe currently being understood by science, CERN plays a crucial role in answering open questions on dark matter and dark energy, etc. While the next scientific revolution may be led by quantum computing, Fabiola is focused on expanding CERN’s mission of research, collaboration, training the next generation of scientists, and education of the public. 

    How did a classically trained pianist manage to break the glass ceiling and head up one of the world's largest and most respected centers for scientific research? TUNE IN to this memorable conversation & find out. 

    For detailed transcript and show notes, please visit TheFounderSpirit.com.

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    If this podcast has been beneficial or valuable to you, feel free to become a patron and support us on Patreon.com, that is P-A-T-R-E-O-N.com/TheFounderSpirit.

    As always, you can find us on Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify, as well as social media and our website at TheFounderSpirit.com.

    The Founder Spirit podcast is proud to be a partner of the Villars Institute, a non-profit foundation focused on accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy and restoring planetary health.

    About This Podcast:
    Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-career professional or someone who's just starting out in life, The Founder Spirit podcast is for you!

    In this podcast series, we'll be interviewing exceptional individuals from all over the world with the founder spirit, ranging from social entrepreneurs, tech founders, to philanthropists, elite athletes, and more. Together, we'll uncover not only how they manage to succeed in face of multiple challenges, but also who they are as people and their human story.

    So TUNE IN & be inspired by stories from their life journey!

    • 44 min
    Patrick Odier: Building Bridges and Advancing Sustainable Finance

    Patrick Odier: Building Bridges and Advancing Sustainable Finance

    In this episode of The Founder Spirit, Patrick Odier, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the Geneva-based global private bank Lombard Odier Group, and Building Bridges, as well as the President of Swiss Sustainable Finance, highlights the role of financial services in transitioning to a sustainable economy.
    He explains how private sectors can become a force for good, and emphasizes the need for mindset shift, education and transparency in promoting sustainability, as well as the importance of capital allocation, especially private capital, in funding this transition. Patrick also discusses Building Bridges, a collaborative effort to advance sustainable finance and underscores Switzerland's leadership in tackling global challenges.
    How did a scion from the prominent Swiss banking family come to found Building Bridges and fostering sustainable finance practices? TUNE IN to this conversation & find out. 
    For detailed transcript and show notes, please visit TheFounderSpirit.com.Also follow us on: 
    - LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/TheFounderSpirit
    - Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/TheFounderSpirit
    - YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@TheFounderSpirit
    - Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheFounderSpirit
    - X:  https://twitter.com/founder_spirit
    If this podcast has been beneficial or valuable to you, feel free to become a patron and support us on Patreon.com, that is P-A-T-R-E-O-N.com/TheFounderSpirit.
    As always, you can find us on Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify, as well as social media and our website at TheFounderSpirit.com.
    The Founder Spirit podcast is proud to be a partner of the Villars Institute, a non-profit foundation focused on accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy and restoring planetary health.About This Podcast:
    Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-career professional or someone who's just starting out in life, The Founder Spirit podcast is for you!
    In this podcast series, we'll be interviewing exceptional individuals from all over the world with the founder spirit, ranging from social entrepreneurs, tech founders, to philanthropists, elite athletes, and more. Together, we'll uncover not only how they manage to succeed in face of multiple challenges, but also who they are as people and their human story.
    So TUNE IN & be inspired by stories from their life journey!

    • 24 min
    Benjamin von Wong: Catalyzing Hope and Imagination for a Solarpunk Future

    Benjamin von Wong: Catalyzing Hope and Imagination for a Solarpunk Future

    In this episode of The Founder Spirit, the methodical Benjamin von Wong, a world-class multi-disciplinary artist and climate activist, shares his journey from a mining engineer to a renowned photographer. 
    Upon discovering his passion for photography as a hobby, Benjamin quickly gained widespread recognition with an underwater shipwreck shoot in Bali. Despite commercial success, he experienced emptiness and briefly contemplated quitting photography. 
    Benjamin soon found renewed purpose by focusing on projects with social impact. As an environmental activist, he highlights art as a catalyst of hope and imagination for a Solarpunk future, where humanity lives in harmony with nature, prioritizes sustainability, and thrives through the use of renewable energy and eco-friendly technologies.
    How did a former mining engineer who bought his first camera at age 21 become a world-class photographer and artist?  Well, tune in to this genuine conversation & find out. 
    For detailed transcript and show notes, please visit TheFounderSpirit.com.Also follow us on: 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/TheFounderSpirit
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/TheFounderSpirit
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@TheFounderSpirit
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheFounderSpirit
    X:  https://twitter.com/founder_spirit
    If this podcast has been beneficial or valuable to you, feel free to become a patron and support us on Patreon.com, that is P-A-T-R-E-O-N.com/TheFounderSpirit.
    As always, you can find us on Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify, as well as social media and our website at TheFounderSpirit.com.
    The Founder Spirit podcast is proud to be a partner of the Villars Institute, a non-profit foundation focused on accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy and restoring planetary health.About This Podcast:
    Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-career professional or someone who's just starting out in life, The Founder Spirit podcast is for you!
    In this podcast series, we'll be interviewing exceptional individuals from all over the world with the founder spirit, ranging from social entrepreneurs, tech founders, to philanthropists, elite athletes, and more. Together, we'll uncover not only how they manage to succeed in face of multiple challenges, but also who they are as people and their human story.
    So TUNE IN & be inspired by stories from their life journey!

    • 45 min
    Karen Tse: International Bridges To Justice and Ending Torture as an Investigative Tool

    Karen Tse: International Bridges To Justice and Ending Torture as an Investigative Tool

    In this episode of The Founder Spirit, the  courageous Karen Tse, a human rights lawyer, an ordained minister, and Founder and CEO of the global non-profit, International Bridges to Justice, shares her journey from being a public defender to building legal systems around the world to end torture as an investigative tool. 
    She highlights the importance of recognizing the inherent worth and dignity of every person and the finding hope in challenging circumstances. She recounts the inspiring story of Vishna, a 4-year boy born in a Cambodian prison, and reflects on the spiritual foundation of International Bridges To Justice and the need for deeper shifts in society. 
    Just how did an Unitarian Universalist minister launch a human rights movement that has benefitted so many trapped in failing justice systems? 
    Well, tune in to this heartfelt conversation & find out. 
    For detailed transcript and show notes, please visit TheFounderSpirit.com. 
    Also follow us on: 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/TheFounderSpirit
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/TheFounderSpirit
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@TheFounderSpirit
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheFounderSpirit
    X:  https://twitter.com/founder_spirit
    If this podcast has been beneficial or valuable to you, feel free to become a patron and support us on Patreon.com, that is P-A-T-R-E-O-N.com/TheFounderSpirit.
    As always, you can find us on Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify, as well as social media and our website at TheFounderSpirit.com.
    The Founder Spirit podcast is proud to be a partner of the Villars Institute, a non-profit foundation focused on accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy and restoring planetary health.About This Podcast:
    Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-career professional or someone who's just starting out in life, The Founder Spirit podcast is for you!
    In this podcast series, we'll be interviewing exceptional individuals from all over the world with the founder spirit, ranging from social entrepreneurs, tech founders, to philanthropists, elite athletes, and more. Together, we'll uncover not only how they manage to succeed in face of multiple challenges, but also who they are as people and their human story.
    So TUNE IN & be inspired by stories from their life journey!

    • 50 min
    Loic Le Meur: Consciousness, Self-Transformation and Exploring the Mysterious

    Loic Le Meur: Consciousness, Self-Transformation and Exploring the Mysterious

    In this episode of The Founder Spirit, the prolific Loic Le Meur, a serial entrepreneur and founder of LeWeb, shares his journey from early influences in entrepreneurship to midlife crisis and the spiritual awakening that led him to question the pursuit of success and recognition. Creator of “Loic's Letter - Exploring the Mysterious” and an angel investor, he reflects on the trap of desire and the constant need for more, and the importance of self-observation and seeking meaning in life. 
    Loic's story serves as a reminder to prioritize personal healing/growth and fulfillment over external achievements. He imparts the teachings of Krishnamurti, his ongoing quest for self-knowledge, as well as his desire to share ancient wisdom with others. Loic believes in the power of personal transformation and collective consciousness to create a better world.
    Just what led this tech entrepreneur to embark on a journey of self-discovery and self-transformation? Well, tune in to this exciting conversation & find out. 
    For detailed transcript and show notes, please visit TheFounderSpirit.com.Also follow us on: 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/TheFounderSpirit
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/TheFounderSpirit
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@TheFounderSpirit
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheFounderSpirit
    X:  https://twitter.com/founder_spirit
    If this podcast has been beneficial or valuable to you, feel free to become a patron and support us on Patreon.com, that is P-A-T-R-E-O-N.com/TheFounderSpirit.
    As always, you can find us on Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify, as well as social media and our website at TheFounderSpirit.com.
    The Founder Spirit podcast is proud to be a partner of the Villars Institute, a non-profit foundation focused on accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy and restoring planetary health.About This Podcast:
    Whether you are an entrepreneur, a mid-career professional or someone who's just starting out in life, The Founder Spirit podcast is for you!
    In this podcast series, we'll be interviewing exceptional individuals from all over the world with the founder spirit, ranging from social entrepreneurs, tech founders, to philanthropists, elite athletes, and more. Together, we'll uncover not only how they manage to succeed in face of multiple challenges, but also who they are as people and their human story.
    So TUNE IN & be inspired by stories from their life journey!

    • 57 min
    Peter Nyeko: Mission of Joy and Hope Through Clean Energy

    Peter Nyeko: Mission of Joy and Hope Through Clean Energy

    The following episode was recorded during the 2023 Villars Symposium held by the Villars Institute, where we recorded several short interviews over a period of three days. The Founder Spirit Podcast is proud to be a partner of the Villars Institute, a nonprofit foundation focused on accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy and restoring planetary health.

    Join us in this episode of The Founder Spirit as we sit down with Peter Nyeko, Founder of Mandulis Energy, who shares his journey for bringing joy, love, and hope to communities through clean energy solutions. He discusses the challenges he faced in the early days of his company and the impact his technology has on refugee communities. Peter also highlights the scalability of his technology, his vision for expanding beyond Uganda and the importance of perseverance. Overall, Peter's story is a testament to the power of resilience and the potential for positive change through entrepreneurship.

    How did an amateur performer become a clean tech entrepreneur, providing affordable energy that can replace coal and other fossil fuels? 

    TUNE IN to this conversation & find out! 

    For detailed transcript and show notes, please visit TheFounderSpirit.com. 

    Also follow us on: 
    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/the-founder-spirit-podcast
    Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/thefounderspirit_podcast
    YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/@TheFounderSpiritPodcast
    Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/TheFounderSpirit
    Twitter:  https://twitter.com/founder_spirit
    If this podcast has been beneficial or valuable to you, feel free to become a patron and support us on Patreon.com, that is P-A-T-R-E-O-N.com/TheFounderSpirit.
    As always, you can find us on Apple, Google, Amazon and Spotify, as well as social media and our website at TheFounderSpirit.com.
    The Founder Spirit podcast is proud to be a partner of the Villars Institute, a non-profit foundation focused on accelerating the transition to a net-zero economy and restoring planetary health.

    • 22 min

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