Meet some of the best and brightest mission-driven entrepreneurs, and hear how they are making the world a better place.
Episode 20: The Innovators -- Michael Brown
Michael Brown, director of the Defense Innovation Unit, explains how DIU is bridging the gap between government and the private sector to help speed the development of innovative solutions to national security challenges.
Episode 19: The Innovators -- Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson, CEO of the quantum computing company QC Ware, on how to know if you're building something customers will buy or use, and why having the right team of superstars is critical to building a successful venture.
Episode 18: The Innovators -- Dara and William Treseder
Dara Treseder, chief marketing officer at Carbon; and William Treseder, senior vice president of product at BMNT, discuss what it takes to be a successful mission-driven entrepreneur, and how they manage demanding careers and family life with two young children.
Episode 17: The Innovators -- Teresa Smetzer
Teresa Smetzer, director of national security programs for Salesforce and a longtime business strategist and investor who has worked to modernize and transform innovation in the public and private sectors, discusses what it takes to be a successful change-maker inside an established organization.
Episode 16: The Innovators -- Jay Rogers
Jay Rogers, co-founder and CEO at LM Industries, has revolutionized how cars are made. Here he talks about what it takes to drive innovation.
Episode 15: The Innovators -- Melanie Stricklan
The biggest challenges Air Force veteran Melanie Stricklan faces as co-founder and CTO of Slingshot Aerospace aren't about to the technology her company uses to help make sense of immense amounts of data in real time. Instead they are related to building a culture that inspires her team of mission-driven entrepreneurs in their quest to make the world safer. In this episode, Melanie discusses why having a dynamic founding team and the help of mentors have been key in helping her navigate the transition from military service to startup founder.