Stories of tech entrepreneurs in developing countries. David Madden interviews founders building startups that are improving lives.
Empowering the People - Meu Rio & Nossas Co-Founder Alessandra Orofino
Alessandra Orofino grew up straddled between the two worlds of rich and poor Rio de Janiero. An early experience with a successful human rights campaign shows her how advocacy can improve people's lives. In New York she learns about New Power and how technology can be used to mobilize people. With the World Cup and the Olympics looming, there's an opportunity to tackle issues back home, but will these tech-enabled organizing strategies work in Brazil?
‘How I Built This’ for developing markets
What a fantastic, motivating and inspiring podcast. If you like How I Built This, you’ll love this this podcast. David interviews innovators who against all odds are making actionable change in their worlds and communities. Building businesses in emerging markets can be fraught with seemingly insurmountable challenges, but these entrepreneurs are the brightest out there and more importantly are driven by necessity. Looking forward to hearing more.
Inspiring stories of people daring to follow their purpose
This is hands down the best podcast I have ever heard. The journeys of each individual to achieve their entrepreneurial dreams is extremely informative. I recommend anyone wanting to start their own business to listen and take notes on lessons learned from every interviewee. What I found most compelling, however, was the decision each person made to leave a path of relative certainty and comfort to attempt what had not been done before. They all had the audacity to heed their calling, and David Madden's wonderfully crafted questions bring their unique and inspiring stories to life. I hope to hear these stories for years to come.
Compelling and fresh angle on tech entrepreneurs
If you’re weary of tech stories about how the latest shopping app was built ... check out this compelling take on how tech is used by developing country entrepreneurs to make good happen! Well-paced (no meandering) and tight.