Founding impact in Europe is a podcast dedicated to startup founders and investors. We help them to better understand the latest developments in the ecosystem by interviewing various stakeholders.
#30: Measuring impact for early-stage startups
Founders talk about impact measurement a lot.
Most of the time, they complain about not knowing how to handle it.
Frankly, though, there are many frameworks like life cycle assessment (LCA) that help startups make the first step towards it.
In the latest episode of the Founding Impact podcast, we explored this topic with Marie Bos - Managing Partner at M&H Advisory and Investments.
If you’re looking for a way to start measuring your impact and building an impact management strategy, check out the full episode.
#29: Non-profits vs. for-profits with Sabrina Konzok from Kiron Digital
As an entrepreneur, why would you want to have both a for-profit and non-profit organization?
It makes complete sense in many scenarios.
One of them is when a part of your company focuses on solving social problems.
Our guest - Sabrina Konzok, Managing Director at Kiron Digital Learning Solutions - knows the non-profit - for-profit transformation secrets as nobody else.
Together with her team, she started Kiron as a non-profit organization offering free online learning opportunities to refugees and underserved communities.
At some point along the way, she realized that the platform they built had the potential to act like a for-profit, and they created a daughter, for-profit company.
In the latest episode of the Founding Impact podcast, @Sabrina shared the story of this transition.
Together with Kasia and Maciej, they discussed how impact-driven organizations can follow this pattern and convert non-profits to for-profits (or the other way round) and explored the biggest challenges and possibilities.
If you want to find out more, check out the full episode!
#28: Sustainable Software Development | Guest: Tom Greenwood
What’s the carbon footprint of software solutions?
At a glance, its impact might seem minimal.
Software development is responsible for “just” around 2.1 to 3.9 percent of global GHG emissions.
But when you compare this number to 2.1 percent produced by aviation, you quickly realize how big this problem really is.
In this episode of the Founding Impact podcast, Kasia Zalewska and Maciej Gałkiewicz talk to Tom Greenwood from Wholegrain Digital who is an expert in the field of sustainable software development.
If you want to learn what's the negative impact of software solutions, and what are the ways to fight it, check out this episode!
#27: How to successfully combine science and business? Guest: Michael Mitsakos from EVIG Group.
The food production sector is one of the biggest CO2 emitters worldwide.
There’s a huge room for improvement in this area. To reach zero emissions and stop climate change, we need bold founders with visionary ideas.
The guest of this episode of the Founding impact podcast is Michael Mitsakos from the Evig Group.
Working closely with scientists trying to find innovative solutions in the food sector, he has first-hand experience on how those bold founders can rapidly change the whole food industry.
If you want to find out more, check out this episode!
#26: How people set their salaries at Ragnarson and why transparency matters - interview with Maciej
Is transparency a perfect foundation for the company culture?
For us at Ragnarson, it turned out to be a game-changer and allowed us all to better understand each other.
It doesn’t mean that it’s a perfect, all-in-one cure for every problem, but it’s a great first step towards changing your company for the better.
If you want to explore the most important advantages of transparency and learn about its downsides, check out this episode of the Founding Impact podcast.
#25: Why being partnership-ready is more important than investment-ready with Leon Reiner from ImpactHub
Being so close to the Berlin impact startup ecosystem, our podcast guest has a clear view on how drastically it improved over the course of past 10 years.
The guest of this episode is Leon Reiner - Co-Founder and Managing Director of Impact Hub Berlin, a unique place helping people and organizations to co-create innovative solutions for people and the planet.
When Leon’s impact journey started, no one knew what social entrepreneurship or impact even is. The whole concept was unknown and looked up on very critically.
Today, the situation is completely different.
If you want to learn more about how the impact ecosystem changed over the past decade, check out the whole episode.
Finally podcast about European impact scene
Most of impact podcasts are made in USA, but in Europe is slightly different. Finally we have show with Founders from our part of the world.