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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.

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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.

    Fashion, sustainability and sharing economy. Guest: Rune Orloff from POOL

    Fashion, sustainability and sharing economy. Guest: Rune Orloff from POOL

    “No one ever picked a product purely out of the impact story behind it.
    The impact story might have triggered attention to this brand or the product.
    But at the end of the day you are putting your credit card in, because you like the product and you feel that it fits and it feels good”

    This might sound exaggerated, but it totally makes sense when you think about it from the fashion perspective.

    Our purchase decisions rarely depend on whether or not the product is sustainable, but looking at how the fashion industry affects the environment, it should change.

    Ou guest - Rune Orloff - decided to pursue the challenge of bringing sustainability to this sector and together with Kristian Rix, founded Pool - an impact rental service for high-end menswear.

    In this episode, we uncovered the biggest challenges, difficulties, misconceptions and mysteries of the fashion industry.

    Take a listen to find out more!

    • 35 min
    When do I need a CTO at my startup? Guest: Grzegorz Kołodziejczyk from Ragnarson

    When do I need a CTO at my startup? Guest: Grzegorz Kołodziejczyk from Ragnarson

    When is the best time to hire the CTO for your project?

    Is it at the beginning when you’re looking for the product-market fit?

    Maybe later, when your team grows a bit?

    Our guest - Greg Kołodziejczyk, heard this question from startup founders multiple times over the last few years.

    Does he know the answer? Listen to this episode and find out!

    • 28 min
    How business can help with nature conservation? Guest: Adrian Dellecker from Luc Hoffmann Institute

    How business can help with nature conservation? Guest: Adrian Dellecker from Luc Hoffmann Institute

    There’s a constant pursuit of new, innovative business models to bring new revenue streams to the nature conservation sector.

    According to our guest - Adrian Dellecker - head of strategy and development at Luc Hoffmann Institute it’s a massive challenge, but also a great opportunity for ambitious startup founders.

    In this episode, he explained that regulations and governments presence are not the only difficulties in the nature conservation area.

    Kasia and Maciej had the pleasure to go on a deep journey through the challenges and opportunities around this topic and they invite you to join them by checking out the full episode.

    • 51 min
    Sustainable supply chains. Guest: Christian Dietrich

    Sustainable supply chains. Guest: Christian Dietrich

    Why exactly are supply chains so complex? Why is it difficult to innovate them?

    To answer these questions we have to envision that even a simple product consists of many pieces.

    All of them come from different suppliers, who again have their own suppliers that often change depending on price or quality.

    This dynamic makes gathering and verifying data about the whole chain extremely difficult, sometimes even impossible.

    Our guest Christian Dietrich specializes in bringing sustainability to supply chains.

    In the latest episode, he told us about potential solutions and explained how to develop a sustainable supply chain.

    Don’t miss out! Check out the whole episode!

    • 34 min
    How to approach family office investors? Guest: Stanisław Kastory from Firlej-Kastory

    How to approach family office investors? Guest: Stanisław Kastory from Firlej-Kastory

    The society’s wealth in Poland started growing after 1989.
    That’s when many individuals had the chance to build and sell companies, becoming rich.
    The next generations took over the family businesses and to keep growing them, started reinvesting their profits in other companies, startups, etc.
    That’s how the first family office investors in Poland were established - and now they’re one of the most flexible groups on the market.
    In the latest episode, Stanisław Kastory - co-founder of the Firlej-Kastory family office investor firm - told the story of their investment journey to Maciej.
    He also shared some details about how family offices work and advice on finding the best family office investor for your startup (as well as approaching and working with them).
    It’s a must-watch for every startup founder looking for funding!
    If you’d like to find out more, check out the whole episode.

    • 42 min
    From marketing to impact investing - Kasia's story

    From marketing to impact investing - Kasia's story

    Every career path is different.

    Many entrepreneurs don’t know which way to go.

    Even with the career path planned step-by-step, they sometimes ask themselves if what they do is really what they want to do.

    There’s a lot of uncertainty.

    In this episode, Kasia shared her story of looking for the direction to pursue, with all the decisions, dilemmas and choices she made along the way.

    If you’re an entrepreneur wondering which way to go, then you should definitely check out the whole episode.

    • 41 min

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