136 episodes

Impact Hustlers features entrepreneurs and changemakers solving the world's biggest problems and creating massive social impact. Hosted by Maiko Schaffrath this podcast shares the stories of those who connect impact with profit and build businesses and solutions that solve problems such as climate change and poverty. Learn how entrepreneurship can be the solution to the world's biggest environmental and social problems.Learn more: www.impacthustlers.com

Impact Hustlers - Entrepreneurs with Social Impact Maiko Schaffrath

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    • 5.0 • 55 Ratings

Impact Hustlers features entrepreneurs and changemakers solving the world's biggest problems and creating massive social impact. Hosted by Maiko Schaffrath this podcast shares the stories of those who connect impact with profit and build businesses and solutions that solve problems such as climate change and poverty. Learn how entrepreneurship can be the solution to the world's biggest environmental and social problems.Learn more: www.impacthustlers.com

    The Major Impact of Mental Health on Startup Success - Sançar Sahin of Oliva

    The Major Impact of Mental Health on Startup Success - Sançar Sahin of Oliva

    Sançar's Sahin, Co-founder at Oliva, a B2B2C startup that provides on-demand therapy, coaching, and classes. It has previously worked with employees of companies like HubSpot and Sifted. Oliva focuses on effective process matching to build a value-based platform. In today’s episode, Sançar shares his personal story of experiencing burnout while working in a fast-growing startup and the importance of addressing mental health in the workplace.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS[01:26] Sançar's personal sto...

    • 42 min
    Community Finance Platform for Underserved Communities - Rodney Williams of SoLo Fund

    Community Finance Platform for Underserved Communities - Rodney Williams of SoLo Fund

    In today's episode, I speak to Rodney Williams, who's the co-founder, chairman, and president of SoLo Funds, which is a B-Corp-certified community finance platform that's now used by more than 1 million users. Members can borrow and lend money between themselves rather than go to traditional lenders, loan sharks, or banks.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS[01:16] Rodney's personal background[03:18] What other alternatives exist[04:50] How does SoLo work?[07:25] When and how do your customers use SoLo[08:56] ...

    • 39 min
    Creating partnerships between social entrepreneurs and corporations - Mark Horoszowski of Moving Worlds

    Creating partnerships between social entrepreneurs and corporations - Mark Horoszowski of Moving Worlds

    Mark Horoszowski, the CEO and co-founder of Moving Worlds, a platform that's supporting social enterprises by connecting them to corporate content and pro-bono professionals that can really help them get ahead.In today’s episode, we discuss how their platform can help social entrepreneurs or if you're in a corporation, how you can actually work with social entrepreneurs all over the world. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS[00:54] Mark's personal background & journey[09:56] Moving World's impact in ...

    • 42 min
    Conflict-free Engagement Rings - Krish Himmatramka - Founder of Do Amore

    Conflict-free Engagement Rings - Krish Himmatramka - Founder of Do Amore

    In today's episode, I speak to Krish Himmatramka, the founder of Do Amore, a direct-to-consumer startup that sells engagement rings with conflict-free diamonds. Each ring also funds water projects, which can be traced using GPS coordinates and photos that prove there's an actual impact.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS[01:05] Krish's Journey[03:47] How the Water Project Happened[07:50] Approaching Do Amore with Traceability[11:56] Verifying source and responsibility of Diamonds/Gold[15:01] Outsourcing Lab C...

    • 40 min
    Supporting the Next Generation of Diverse Investors - Eleanor Kaye, Executive Director of Newton Venture Program

    Supporting the Next Generation of Diverse Investors - Eleanor Kaye, Executive Director of Newton Venture Program

    Eleanor Kaye, Executive Director of the Newton Venture Program. Program helping people from underestimated and overlooked backgrounds break into the venture capital industry and also advance their careers once they are in the venture capital industry.In today’s episode, we discuss her journey in the venture capital industry and talk about some of the challenges in the industry and how the Newton Venture Program is curbing them. EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS[00:41] Eleanor's personal background &amp...

    • 36 min
    Capturing CO2 profitably using cooling towers - René Haas of NeoCarbon

    Capturing CO2 profitably using cooling towers - René Haas of NeoCarbon

    Rene Haas, the co-founder, and CEO of NeoCarbon. A company that has created a product that removes CO2 from the atmosphere by retrofitting industrial cooling towers with direct air capture devices. Direct air capture has been promoted as one of the most promising solutions to climate change.EPISODE HIGHLIGHTS[0:47] Rene Haas’s background.[4:33] Do entrepreneurs have to start from bigger companies before committing to start-ups?[7:45] Intentionality of building a company around your life[11:07...

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
55 Ratings

55 Ratings

Dan1777999877 ,

AMAZING.

It’s obvious Maiko puts extraordinary effort in covering salient topics and finding guests that are authentic and truly care about being a positive force in this world - the insights they bring to bear are still mind-blowing every. single. time.

djfreequency ,

Well produced and covers topics that matter!

I came across the Impact Hustlers podcast today and listened to the interview with Jean Louis Kindler on Waste to Hydrogen. I thought it was an excellent interview with thoughtful questions on the future of energy, Jean-Louis’ journey and lessons as an entrepreneur, and the challenges ahead for the hydrogen, and specifically, the waste to hydrogen, space. The content was both educational and entertaining, and the cherry on top is that the podcast covers topics that are inspiring and encouraging about how technology and innovation is being harnessed to help humanity solve the very real challenges ahead. Keep it up, Maiko!

Stacie Stiletto ,

Learning Something New

I really enjoyed listening to Impact Hustlers. At the moment there is only one episode but I can tell from the first episode that this podcast will be very beneficial to my business endeavors in the future.

The interview has a nice flow, there aren't any awkward or silent pauses, there isn't any fumbling over the questions/answers. It's really polished and professional without being too "stuffy".

I love that the show has "professional" intro and outro music/bumper. That lets me know that the creator of the podcast is serious about the show.

The audio quality is simply amazing and the actual content of the show is outstanding.

I look forward to future episodes.

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