Purpose. Mission. Impact. These are the words that the changemakers of Evolve are driven by. Brandon Stover unpacks the stories and mindsets of extraordinary social impact founders, visionary leaders, and social enterprise experts as they share how they built startups that are solving the worlds greatest problems. Focused on evolving the world through evolution of the individual, Brandon asks thought provoking questions to reveal the tools, tactics, and wisdom of these innovators to educate, inspire, and empower your success in changing the world. If you like How I Built This, Tim Ferris, or Social Entrepreneur, you’ll enjoy Evolve.
"They push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the people who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do." - Steve Jobs
Celine Halioua on Solving Longevity, Building Biotech, and Going from Academia to Startups | Evolve 068
Celine Halioua is the CEO and Founder of Loyal, a biotech startup developing drugs to extend dog lifespan. BUT with a twist! If this life-extension research and drug development works for canines, her theory is that it could lead to breakthroughs for the rest of us humans for age related diseases! Previously, she held various roles at The Longevity Fund, an early stage venture capital fund investing in companies developing therapeutics to treat aging. Celine has a technical background in neuroscience and gene therapy. She holds a B.Sc. in neuroscience from the University of Texas at Austin and was a D.Phil. student at Oxford University. She worked in the laboratories of Dr. Evan Snyder at the Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Discovery Institute on novel enteric neuron disease therapeutics, and of Dr. Richard Morrisett and Dr. Keith Stevenson at The University of Texas at Austin on the development of novel silver-nanocluster neuronal tracers for applications in neuropharmacology.
Claire Schmidt on Making All Voices Heard in a Safe Workplace, Combatting Bias and Harassments, & Founder Challenges | Evolve 067
Claire Schmidt is the CEO and Founder of AllVoices: A technology platform that enables employees to anonymously report bias, discrimination or sexual harassment to their company's leadership. By equipping companies with transparent data, leadership teams can actively work to improve their culture and move towards a more equal and just workplace. Prior to founding AllVoices, Claire served as Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Fox, the Senior Director of Giving at Thrive Market, as well as the Director of Programs at Thorn.
Rodney Campbell & Keith Richardson on Compassionate Conversations to Heal Society, Discussing Tough Topics, & Podcasting as a Social Experiment | Evolve 066
Rodney Campbell & Keith Richardson are Co-Founders of More In Common and creators of the More In Common Podcast, a social experiment to prove that we have more in common than that which divides us and prove its beneficial to have conversation with people of disparate points of view. On their podcast they explore a variety of tough and controversial topics such as race, politics, mental health, child abuse, parenting, and many others with guests ranging from Kristen Bell to Jason Primrose.
Andrea Malone on Education to Dismantle Oppression, Finding One's Self, and Liberating Society | Evolve 065
Andrea Malone is the Founder of Humble Teacher, a full-service online course platform centering liberation and anti-oppression work. Originally launching with only 5 courses, they quickly received over a hundred course signups within a month and have expanded their offerings to over a dozen courses addressing racism, diversity, equity, activism and more. Andrea’s passion for anti-oppression and liberation work emerged early on. Now she helps online instructors that share ways in which anyone can join in the journey to end systemic racism, bias, and white supremacy culture specifically in commerce and education.
Today she shares the two sides of dismantling oppression through anti-oppression and liberation, her journey from corporate America to becoming a founder, and how she used her unique skills that tackle a problem she deeply cared about and how you could too.
Full show notes can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/65
Sidney Haitoff on Affordable Healthcare without Insurance, Disrupting the Healthcare Industry, & Building a Marketplace | Evolve 064
Sidney Haitoff is the Founder and CEO of mishe, the Pay-As-You-Go Healthcare™ company that puts consumers in control of their care by connecting them directly with providers on the basis of transparent and affordable pricing; no insurance needed. Since launching in the fall of 2020, mishe has already welcomed more than 125 providers across seven specialties to the marketplace in just three months of active recruitment in San Diego. They are continuing to build out our provider network and plan to offer a full suite of essential medical services to their community and other major metropolitan areas across the country.
Today he shares his expertise in the medical industry, how he approached building a two sided marketplace, the secret tool he uses to overcome challenges being a founder, and how he is bringing healing back to healthcare through price transparency, equity, and access.
Full show notes can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/64
Jaison Morgan on Incentives to Change The World, $100M Challenges, & Cooperation vs Competition | Evolve 063
Jaison Morgan is the Founder and CEO of Carrot, a competition platform that puts many brilliant minds to work solving tough problems. As the market leader in the design, development, and operation of large-scale incentive programming, Carrot has over 10 years of experience and 100% success rate in allocating over 500 million dollars to teams developing solutions in wide variety of areas.
Jaison shares how he built Carrot, his unique skills as founder for over a decade, and his mission to create open, transparent, and fair processes of granting awards, prizes, fellowships, and other forms of incentive-based programs to people like us, the innovators solving the worlds greatest challenges.
Full show notes can be found here: evolvethe.world/episodes/63
This episode is brought to you by Purpose Talks! Purpose Talks, created by the Business of Purpose and Hosted by Izzy Ahrbeck, sits down with business leaders to discuss the new business world where purpose talks over money. Each episode spotlights, not one, but multiple companies focused on one business element, jam-packed with insights and topics such as brand activism, giveback models, open hiring practices, transparent supply chains and more. They even host Q&A events with their guests like the upcoming event on July 20th featuring Lynn Johnson, Founder + CEO of Hella Social Impact, talking about Racial Justice. So if you enjoy the Evolve podcast, then give Purpose Talks a listen.
Brandon discusses a wide range of topics and experiences with knowledgeable guests, making his podcast both highly entertaining and informative!
Thoughtful and well organized
Brandon’s style is very well organized. He is a thoughtful interviewer who brings some excellent topics to the table. A very good podcast for those who want a lot of quality in a very short amount of time.
This Podcast is Excellent!
Brandon asks the best questions! Really power packed episodes with lots of valuable information. I love the editing, background music throughout and the amazing guests!