We've been through a lot, but there are people out there making it a better place. Each week, ForbesBooks' Joe Pardavila speaks to folks that understand that doing good is good for you.
Episode 62 - Behind the Mask
Thanks to the current state of affairs, opportunities for entrepreneurs in healthcare are endless. And this week Joe is joined by an entrepreneur who set out to fix not one, but two problems and improve the lives of patients, doctors, and nurses. His name is Gary Warren, and he is the President & CEO, ivWatch. Gary's company has developed a biosensor that continuously monitors a patient’s IV, AND he also manufactures medical-grade N95 masks.
Episode 61 - CBD, Easy As One, Two, Three
The CBD industry has exploded in the past couple of years thanks to its potential health benefits and therapeutic properties. CBD is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis, and you’ve probably read the stories about how it can be used as a treatment for everything from mild arthritis to anxiety, depression, and even chronic pain. A 2020 SingleCare survey found that one-third of Americans have used CBD. The Market for CBD blew up to $4 billion two years ago, and it’s been said that the industry will top $25 billion by 2025. This week Joe learns about the highs (pardon the pun) and the lows of being a CBD entrepreneur with Stacy Cason, the founder of Planetarie an innovative water-extracted hemp company in Colorado.
Epsiode 60 - Shuckin' Corn
The pandemic stopped all collegiate and professional leagues from competing for the foreseeable future in March 2020, but one league was able to mobilize and resume their season just two months later: The American Cornhole League. Founded in 2016, the ACL has more than 100,000 players and hosts over 20,000 tournaments a year. So how was the American Cornhole League able to scale up and continue to grow after the pandemic? In this episode, Joe gets those answers straight from the league's commissioner and founder, Stacey Moore.
Episode 59 - Great Balls of Fire
For years there have been four major professional sports in the US: football, baseball, basketball, and hockey. But what would do if you had an idea to create the next major global sport? That's the challenge that the people behind Teqball are facing today. This week, Joe is joined by Ajay Nwosu, the President of the US National Teqball Federation and the CEO of Teqball USA. Ajay explains how Teqball was invented, the sport's rapid growth internationally, and the importance of Teqball's goal of becoming an Olympic sport.
Episode 58 - Celluloid and Climate Heroes
September 20th kicks off Climate Week with hundreds of digital events from all around the world, and one of those events is The Hollywood Climate Summit, an annual gathering of the entertainment community to discuss the climate crisis. This week, Joe is joined by one of the panelists, Steve Vitolo, a screenwriter and founder of Scriptation. After seeing first-hand the staggering amount of paper that gets consumed on set, Steve dedicated his life to creating a script reading and annotation app for film and TV productions that help them go paperless.
Episode 57 - Rookie of the Year
A strange thing happened during the pandemic (obviously), where covid affected many industries for the worse, some actually thrived. Delivery Services like DoorDash experienced exponential growth, the pandemic turned real estate into a seller’s market, and the value of trading cards skyrocketed. During the lockdown, people took to the internet and started buying cards in droves. This week, Jason Howarth, the Vice President of Marketing at Panini America, explains what happened at what the future of trading cards looks like on the latest episode of Uncertain Times.