24 episodes

Click play to listen to talented young adults around the world including researchers, founders and project leaders showcase their entrepreneurial work and how they are solving some of society's biggest problems. Some examples: memory loss, food waste, parking, unemployement and much more!

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Sparklink Ashna Reddy

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 22 Ratings

Click play to listen to talented young adults around the world including researchers, founders and project leaders showcase their entrepreneurial work and how they are solving some of society's biggest problems. Some examples: memory loss, food waste, parking, unemployement and much more!

Instagram & Twitter: @sparklinkpod
Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/sparklinkpodcast/support

    Episode #24: Using Tech to Retain Attendance in Schools with Doreen Micheal, Founder of Renotify

    Episode #24: Using Tech to Retain Attendance in Schools with Doreen Micheal, Founder of Renotify

    According to the We are Family Foundation, only 3% of Tanzania’s students remain in school for the final two years of their education, and the student to teacher ratio is very high, making it extremely difficult for teachers to focus on individual attendance and performance. Experiencing this issue in her classroom and knowing what the harm of skipping school is in her community, Doreen Micheal, a 17-year-old native of Tanzania, specifically Dar es Salaam, decided to take action through tech. She developed Renotify, a website in which the goal is to increase student retention in schools. Let’s hop into the conversation I had with Doreen on her background and the process she went and currently goes through with Renotify.

    Renotify: https://www.f6s.com/renotify

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    • 12 min
    Episode #23: Environmental Change in Paraguay W/ Diana Vicezar

    Episode #23: Environmental Change in Paraguay W/ Diana Vicezar

    By observing her surroundings in Paraguay, Diana Vicezar, founder of Mymba Rayhu, realized that there were two problems that she could immediately act on and act on at the same time. Helping the growing population of street dogs with shelter and reducing the amount of plastic waste on the streets. As a result of her efforts, she was named a Global Peace Ambassador. Click play to listen to her story!

    Follow Mymba Rayhu: https://mymbarayhu.weebly.com/

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    • 10 min
    Episode #22: Creating a Future in Nigeria W/ Daniel Dake Jr., Founder of Teens for Change

    Episode #22: Creating a Future in Nigeria W/ Daniel Dake Jr., Founder of Teens for Change

    As BBC news reported in 2017, Nigeria has the largest number of children out of school in the world - roughly 10.5 million. The education ministry’s permanent secretary said those that were most affected were girls, street children, and the children of nomadic groups. This is the outcome of minimal funding that the public education system receives as well as the government’s disregard for general human development. Realizing and living through this truth, Daniel Drake Jr who grew up in the slums in Lagos, Nigeria knew he needed to do something to help give street children a future in which they can earn a steady income and uplift Nigeria economically and socially. Thus, Daniel started Teens for Change which led him to become one of 33 global teen leaders.

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    • 13 min
    Episode #21: Detecting Pancreatic Cancer W/ Harsh Agrawal, Creator of CancerEx

    Episode #21: Detecting Pancreatic Cancer W/ Harsh Agrawal, Creator of CancerEx

    Pancreatic cancer has a survival rate that is lower than 7% and is the cause of 100’s of thousands of deaths every year. It is also one of the most overlooked cancers yet is projected to be the deadliest within the coming years. Aware of these statistics, Harsh Agrawal, a 16year old from India and 1 of 33 Global teen Leaders, set out to create a solution. His solution - CancerEx, the only non-invasive method to test the presence of that cancer in patients. 

    Click Play to listen to how Harsh did it!

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    • 14 min
    Episode #20: Future Mars Walker W/ Alyssa Carson

    Episode #20: Future Mars Walker W/ Alyssa Carson

    You may have heard about the projected Mission to Mars in 2030. Well in this episode, we have 19-year-old Alyssa Carson, who is likely to be on that very mission. Just take a look at her stats, - Alyssa was selected as one of seven ambassadors representing Mars One, a mission to establish a human colony on Mars. In October of 2016, Alyssa was the youngest to be accepted and graduate from the Advanced Possum Academy, officially making her certified to go to space and the youngest astronaut in training. And, she's sponsored by Nike. So without further ado, let’s hop into my conversation with Alyssa about her journey that is paving the way for her to potentially lead the human race into another planet!

    Alyssa's Instagram: @nasablueberry

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    • 19 min
    Episode #19: Tracking COVID-19 W/ Avi Schiffmann, Creator of ncov2019.live

    Episode #19: Tracking COVID-19 W/ Avi Schiffmann, Creator of ncov2019.live

    By now you may have heard of Avi Schiffmann. Way back when no one, not even governments were that concerned about the spread of COVID-19, 17 yr old Avi Schiffmann, who at the time was a junior in high school took it upon himself to create a COVID-19 tracking website ncovid2019.live. Within a matter of months the website grew insanely large attracting more than 700 million people from all over the world. Cut to now, Avi was recently on the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, featured on Bloomberg, won the Person of the Year award at the Webby Awards and quite frankly is all over the internet.

    Avi's website: ncov2019.live

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    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

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22 Ratings

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Love this!!

The people interviewed in this podcast all have inspiring stories to tell! This podcast is very informative and covers super interesting topics!

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Great conversations

This podcast is a great way to learn about very topical subjects. Ashna asks questions that allow the guests to open up and dive into their topic of expertise, making it very informative and engaging!

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I’ve followed Sparklink for a while and the host, Ashna, has done a fantastic job of finding very interesting guests and asking the right questions to make the conversation informative. I feel like I get a crash course in each episode and walk away with practical insights into the process of starting a project / business. A must-listen for any young entrepreneur or just someone who is curious + looking to learn!!

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