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TODAY'S EPISODE  How can we make people more aware of the extinction risks on the animals of this world, get people to care about it, to change, and also to raise money to protect these animals? My guest today, Paul Goodenough realized that environmentalism is too often not something on the menu. People are too caught up in their everyday lives, they don’t have the time, they do not know how to help. So he came up with Rewriting Extinction, a comics book collection with stories to change the world. In a few frames, their comics help you understand the issue, relate to it, and get a tangible action you can take today. Their mission is simple: change, protect, restore, inspire. With his mission, Paul has managed to attract a panel of stars like the comedians Ricky Gervais, Andy Serkis (Gollum from Lord of the Rings for those who don’t know), Jane Goodall, Peter Gabriel, and in total more than 300 creators to contribute to these stories. Without spending a penny on ads, Rewriting Extinction managed to reach 115M people and collected 1’480’000 pounds in donations. 💡Paul is a great producer and a storyteller so in this episode we discussed about: How to build a brand, with no media investment How to get a lineup of stars to join your mission  How to get big media attention without paid PR How to tell an emotional story that anyone can understand (and how he organized his brainstorming sessions to create these stories). Are you ready? Let’s go! Resources: Paul Goodenough Linkedin Rewriting Extinction site Books: Don’t make me think by Steve Krug  Business Model Generation by Alexander Osterwalde, Yves Pigneur The dog comics discussed in the episode   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
TODAY'S EPISODE  You thought B2B was challenging? How about dealing with governments? 😱 Who should you contact? What is the best way to reach out to people in power in different countries? How to sign deals or test potential solutions quickly? Working in B2G, business 2 governments, can be extremely challenging but Jacob Bossaer has done it successfully with governments across Asia, Africa, and Latin America. He founded Bosaq in 2015 with the mission to supply clean drinking water to the people who don’t have it today and Bosaq does it in a sustainable way. The company’s current ambition is to bring clean drinking water to 1.5 million people across the globe. Since 2015 Bosaq went from 2 to 14 employees. It is active on 3 continents. They provide drinking water to 40.000 people. And they have 3 patents. Working and selling to governments requires a wide set of skills and a personal touch. Especially when it comes to a national security asset such as water. In this episode Jacob shares his 6 Do’s and Don’ts when talking to people in power and 💡How to grow a B2G and sell to governments💡 Among them you will learn: ✅ how crucial it is to know the key decision-makers in the organization ✅ how to do your research ✅ how to not forget the human touch ✅ to be patient ✅ the importance of “What’s in it for me?” ✅ how to listen actively Get this firsthand advice. Listen to the episode with the link below. Resources: Jacob Bossaer Linkedin Bosaq website Book: Chris Voss - Never split the difference   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
TODAY'S EPISODE  Si vous aimez la greentech, les projets collectifs porteurs de sens, les actions écologiques concrètes, ou que grandir une communauté est important pour votre projet, cet épisode résonnera sans aucun doute en vous ! Si beaucoup d’entrepreneurs embarquent dans leur aventure seuls ou avec quelques compatriotes, le projet de Time For The Planet est quant à lui ancré dans le collectif et l’humain. C’est la force de la communauté qui peut faire bouger les choses en matière de protection environnementale et Arthur Auboeuf l’a bien compris. Il est aujourd’hui l’invité du podcast Mission First, et nous prouve que co-construire son projet peut faire la différence et lui donner du sens.Arthur Auboeuf a pour projet de trouver des solutions concrètes à la crise environnementale en levant 1 milliard d’euros pour développer 100 innovations d’ici 2030. Time For The Planet permet aux citoyens d’aller plus loin dans l’engagement écologique en allant vers l'innovation. Tout le monde peut participer et peut investir pour ces innovations avec un montant minimum d’un euro. Arthur a partagé une list de Do's and Don'ts sur le sujet: 💡“Comment grandir une communauté d’investisseurs et la transformer en business viable”💡 Nous avons parlé en particulier de : ✅ La nécessité  de savoir qui l’on est pour aligner son projet avec ses valeurs et lui apporter l’énergie nécessaire. ✅ L’importance de testerl'appétence du marché en premier ✅ Comment construire son projet grâce aux échanges humains  ✅ Comment commencer rapidement et ne pas rester figé sur ses positions ✅ Comment se créer des opportunités pour améliorer son discours et son projet Alors, prêt(e) à rejoindre la communauté ? Ressources et recommendations de l'épisode: Arthur on Linkedin Time for the planet website Livres: Sapiens, Yuval Novah Harari https://www.amazon.fr/Sapiens-Animales-History-Humankind-Espagnole/dp/8499926223 Le bug humain, Sébastien Boehler : https://www.lisez.com/livre-grand-format/le-bug-humain/9782221240106 Les petits carnets d’alerte de Juliette Duquesne avec Pierre Rabhi https://carnetsdalerte.fr   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
TODAY'S EPISODE  What is it like to start from scratch in an industry you know nothing about? This is what Megan Glover did back in 2016 when she started 120Water. Today 120Water has grown to 75 FTEs, more than 200 customers and a 7-digit revenue. They are paving the way for the water industry, moving it from paper into the cloud. They offer digital solutions to water professionals, helping them protect public health way more efficiently. Megan spent 10 years in marketing before deciding to pursue water as her next career move, and it was then natural to talk about How to use your experience and a different perspective to innovate in a new industry and find purpose Megan shares her angle on how to: ✅ Find mentors ✅ Apply proven concepts and  solutions to your business ✅ Keep your customer at the center of your strategy even as you scale ✅ Don’t let hearing NO discourage you ✅ Learn to let go ✅ Hire the right people ✅ Build a brand your customers would love to buy Ready to dive in the water? Let's go! Resources and recommendations from the episode: Megan Glover on Linkedin and Twitter 120Water website Podcasts: Everyone Hates Marketers This Week In Startups How I Built This, Guy Raz ​​(Don’t) Waste Water, Antoine Waler Books: We the Possibility: Harnessing Public Entrepreneurship to Solve Our Most Urgent Problems by Mitchell Weiss The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers by Ben Horowitz   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
TODAY'S EPISODE  Today, I welcome Ilona Ludewig to share with us how she was able to accomplish what most entrepreneurs dream to do. Create a greentech company and exit it after less than 5 years. Ilona Ludewig is a serial entrepreneur, strategy director in several companies, consultant, and she founded 4hundred in 2016. 4hundred became the fairest green energy provider in Germany in 2020 and was acquired by the UK tech unicorn Octopus Energy. Ilona shared Do’s and Don’t about: “How to start, run, and exit an energy company” and This episode is a must-listen if you would like to learn: When is the right time to sell your company or join forces with another player in your market. How to improve your team’s operation by building in-house tech tools. How to ensure that your product or service maintains a culture of positive growth. We also shared on the importance of mindset when hiring someone to join your team and how valuable are skills in the over all hiring process. Ilona also shared personal experience on how she leveraged technology to provide better customer experience Are you Ready? Let’s dive in together!   Resources and recommendations from the episode: Ilona Ludewig on Linkedin and Instagram Digital forum provider: Standing on Giants Book: Alchemy By Rory Sutherland Podcast Recommendations: No Stupid Questions By Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth Squeezing the Orange By Professor Dan Cable and comedian Akin Omobitan   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
TODAY'S EPISODE  If your income was suddenly cut by 1%, would that have a negative impact on your quality of life? This is the question posed by One for the World Executive Director Jack Lewars, and also the foundation of their sponsorship model.  One for the World is a movement of people changing charitable giving to end extreme poverty. Since 2014, they have donated over $1m to highly effective charities fighting extreme poverty and malaria-related death. In this episode, I had the chance to speak with Jack about his experience working in the nonprofit sector. He shared highly actionable insights into how to reach the right donors and ensure a bigger impact with your NGO.  Listen to the episode to learn: Why the most impactful charities are 100 or even 1000 times more effective. One for the World’s very unique approach to recruiting donors that enables them to build a sponsorship pipeline for long-term growth. How to calculate and clearly show the tangible impact created by your NGO. Four essential criteria to evaluate the effectiveness of a charitable organisation. Plus, many more actionable tips on data-driven decision making, marketing, and managing your NGO. Let’s dive in. Additional Resources & Links One for the World website  One for the World on Facebook  Jack Lewars on LinkedIn  Books and influences mentioned in the episode The Building a Second Brain Podcast   Mindset - by Carol Dweck The Lean Startup - by Eric Ries The Culture Map: Decoding How People Think, Lead, and Get Things Done Across Cultures - by Erin Meyer ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
This episode is brought to you by Asana. Click here to learn more and get your free 30-day premium trial. Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   TODAY'S EPISODE  Would you prefer having a social impact or a sustainable environmental impact on the world?  Well, do you know it's possible to achieve both?!  In this episode, I have the chance to talk to Wietse Van Der Werf, CEO and founder of Sea Ranger Service. Sea Ranger Service is a social enterprise with a mission to restore 1 million hectares of ocean biodiversity by 2040, whilst training 20,000 young people towards a maritime career.  When the common advice for entrepreneurs is to focus on one product only, Wietse developed successfully three products / services with his social enterprise: from marine research services to offering a bootcamp to train people for a new career, and also the construction and design of a new ship certified in the industry with a zero-emission specification. For this episode, Wietse prepared a list of very hands-on tips about  💡how to create a company with a social and environmental impact!💡 Ready, set, go!   Resources Wietse on Linkedin  Sea Ranger Service website More info about the admin structure of for-profit and non-profit companies composing the Sea Ranger Service social enterprise.  Books: Eat like a fish  ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   TODAY'S EPISODE If you are into greentech, B2B2C, crowdfunding, scaling up, or solar,  this episode will probably be very useful for you! Lots of entrepreneurs dream of having an impact globally, but at the same time you often hear that you should be careful to not internationalize too quickly. Today I have the chance to interview an entrepreneur who is proof that it’s actually possible to have a global impact very quickly! Martin Baart has for mission to save the planet as the CEO of Ecoligo. Ecoligo helps solar projects to be funded for businesses and companies in emerging countries like Kenia, Vietnam or Costa Rica. The solar projects are financed through their crowdinvesting platform, that offers attractive returns to private investors. Investments start from 100€ and save tonnes of CO2 emissions, enabling citizens to have an impact on the global energy transition with their money. Martin shared a list of Do's and Don'ts about  💡 “How to internationalize a start-up globally from scratch” 💡 and in particular we talked about: ✅ How to think from scratch as a global player  ✅ When is a good time to expand internationally ✅ How to optimize your structure to scale   ✅ How you should consider the different regulations and business cultures in every country  Fasten your seat belt and be ready to learn a lot! ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   TODAY'S EPISODE Would you like to create, or are you in the process of growing your sustainable brand at the early stage? Would you like to improve your supply chain to make it more sustainable or transparent?  Well, you will get some answers to these questions in this episode. I am really excited to talk to Marian Von Rappard, the founder of Evolution three and Dawn Denim. After spending a few years in the fashion industry, he created his own factory in Vietnam, and he started to produce jeans for global brands where they kept in balance production, ethics, sustainability, and quality. And then in 2015, he started Dawn Denim, which is changing the fashion industry one fine pair of jeans at a time.  In their factory in Saigon, they are setting new standards for fair working conditions in eco-consciousness with the two companies. They have now 200 factory workers in Vietnam and eight employees in Berlin. So if you want to learn more about sustainable manufacturing, supply chain, and building a brand in the sustainable fashion industry, this episode is for you! Guest info:  Marian on  Linkedin  Dawn Denim's website ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️= 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   TODAY'S EPISODE Starting and growing  a  tech company is never easy, especially if you are trying to have a high impact on a global market like the food and agriculture industry.  Developing an AI technology is a very fancy and trendy topic, but you can only be successful if you find a real paint point to solve, so  - How should you best try to find product market fit in such a busy, technological and competitive market? - How much funding should you raise? - How long should you try before you decide to pivot? - How should you expand and internationalize: should you go in attractive but expensive markets like the US? Well, these are all questions that we are going to answer in today's episode. I am very excited to receive our guest Will Wells, founder and CEO of Hummingbird Technology, an artificial intelligence SaaS platform that helps food and agriculture business to be more efficient and sustainable. They use drone and satellite enabled data and imagery analytics for example to help reduce the chemical usage of farming Started in 2016 and they are already in the commercial scale up phase with 60 employees in 10 different countries. They are in their Series B funding and raised 20 million $ so far, and they should reach break even next year.  Will prepared a list of 8 Do's and don'ts about  💡“raising funding, finding product market fit, expanding your company globally, and pivoting from B2C to B2B!”💡  If these topics resonate with you, you won't be disappointed. Will Wells and Hummingbird:  Will Wells on Linkedin  Hummingbird’s website ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️= 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   TODAY'S EPISODE Lots of us dream of having a real positive social impact, but it's easier said than done.  Are you dreaming of starting your nonprofit organization, but you don't know where to start?  Or maybe you started it, but it turns out that growing it and funding it is more complex than you thought.  Well, this episode might have the answers you need to start and grow your non-profit organization. I'm really excited to talk to Melina Taprantzi, the founder of Wise Greece, a social entrepreneurship pioneer and non-profit organization.  Melina recently won an award from the United Nations, recognizing her as one of the seven women worldwide, whose activity significantly contributes to the achievement of the global sustainable development goals 2030.   Wise Greece has a double mission: they support small Greek food producers by promoting top quality Greek products through the sales of which they raise money and buy food in order to donate it to the people in need. They cooperate with more than a hundred producers selling more than 2500 of their products. And they have distributed more than 50 tons of food to orphanages and soup kitchens across the country.  She prepared a list of 8 Do's and don'ts about  💡 “how to build a social enterprise!” 💡 So be ready to learn from a very inspiring and very impactful social entrepreneur.  Melina and Wise Greece:  Melina on Linkedin  Wise Greece website ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️= 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️= 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here. TODAY'S EPISODE Everybody tells you  “you should raise funding as a startup!” But is it true?  Is this the only way?  Well, it's not.  And actually, there are many cases where raising funding is actually a really bad idea and bootstrapping your startup would be much smarter.  But how do you bootstrap your startup? Today, I'm talking to Kati Ernst, co-founder and CEO of Ooia. They sell innovative consumer products for the needs of women.  They've entirely bootstrapped the company they started two and a half years ago, they already have  🚀 more than 100,000 customers 🚀 several million euros of revenue. They also have an exceptional company culture, completely flexible: they work without working hours and both co-founders are also parents combining entrepreneurship and raising children. Katy shared a list of Do's and Don'ts about  💡 “How to bootstrap a consumer product company” 💡 and in particular we talked about: ✅ finding alternative financing options than the classic investor road ✅ taking bold decisions while bootstrapping ✅ growing an audience organically with storytelling  ✅ Preparing a successful crowdfunding campaign without paid PR  ✅ choosing the right business model for bootstrapping So fasten your seat belt and be ready to learn a lot!
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️= 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here: https://gtimpact.com/best-advice-for-green-entrepreneurs/ TODAY'S EPISODE Aujourd'hui, j'accueille Claire Chouraqui, cofondatrice de Dreamact, une plateforme de E-commerce responsable qui vend plus de 12.000 produits éco-conçus et engagés. Claire rêve d’une société où l'écoresponsablité est la norme, et non l'exception. Alors, en 2015, moins de deux ans après avoir terminé ses études, elle crée DreamAct Comme tout entrepreneur, Claire et sa cofondatrice ont galéré, notamment pour trouver le bon business modele, Mais depuis 2 ans, le succès est au rdv et la croissance prend bien Maintenant, DreamAct, c'est 3 millions de chiffre d’affaire, 19 employés et plus de 800 marques sur leur plateforme, avec un modèle mixte et deux sites webs, un pour vendre aux particuliers en B2C et un pour vendre aux entreprises en B2B. Claire nous a fait le plaisir de préparer une liste de conseils à propos de Comment développer une plateforme de vente de produits éco responsable et comment sensibiliser ses consommateurs Donc si vous êtes dans l'e-commerce écoresponsable, accrochez vous car cela risque d'être un épisode passionnant pour vous, comme pour moi! Claire Chouraki et DreamAct:  Claire sur Linkedin  Dreamact: site pour entreprises et professionels B2B ainsi que site pour particuliers Resources and recommendations from the episode Livres 80 hommes pour changer le monde  Influencers/po dcasts Génération XX  🚀 Discover more episodes and entrepreneurship masterclasses on https://gtimpact.com/podcast-for-entrepreneurs/  🎧 About Mission First  We are at a critical period for our planet and its inhabitants, and entrepreneurs and companies are going to play a massive influence on our future. As always, there are two sides who can pull us in opposite directions. On one side, there are entrepreneurs who chase and base their decisions on money, success, and fame. On the other side, I believe there are entrepreneurs who truly care about making a positive difference on this world. Money is a mean and not an end to these entrepreneurs: they care about their Mission First, and their goal is not fame nor a quick exit for the sake of it. I call them Entrepreneurs for Future. My name is Gilles Toussaint, I am an entrepreneur and an expert in Growth Marketing. With my company GT Impact, I help sustainability-driven companies to increase their revenue faster with growth marketing and multi-channel content marketing.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here: https://gtimpact.com/best-advice-for-green-entrepreneurs/ TODAY'S EPISODE Lots of entrepreneurs dream of disrupting a market with a real innovation, but few are those who manage to achieve that. The circular economy seems like the perfect solution for our future, but it is not easy to develop the right product with the right business model at the right time.  You have to find the early adopters and sometimes factors like market, society trends, or even political decisions play a key role on the timing. In this episode I have the chance to talk to Jonne Hellgren, the founder and CEO of Repack. He launched his company in 2011 and from what he told me, he launched it way too early.  He went through some difficult phases like changing co founders and the early team, but he hung on and now his company is trusted by more than 150 brands, like Zalando, Levis, the AvocadoStore, and they are revolutionizing the packaging industry for E-commerce.   Repack makes packaging that is reusable and returnable. E-commerce companies use the Repack packaging to send their products to consumers, which can return the Repack packaging for free, anywhere in the world just by posting it in a postbox. Then Repack checks it, cleans it and it is ready to be used again. Thanks to their solution, companies sending products can save up to 80% of CO2 emissions compared to classic packaging They won more than 14 design and sustainability awards since their launch, so today we are going to talk about how to disrupt a market and end packaging trash! Jonne has shared 💡Do’s and Don’ts about 💡 - product design,  - circular economy, - how to find  the right customers, - shareholder agreement and how to best set the terms between co founders when you start a company., and what kind of mistakes you should avoid in that case. Can you relate to these topics?  Then take a listen now (or make sure to save it in your playlist to listen to for later! Jonne Hellgren and Repack:  Jonne on Linkedin  Repack’s website Resources and recommendations from the episode Books Good to great  The hard things about hard things 🚀 Discover more episodes and entrepreneurship masterclasses on https://gtimpact.com/podcast-for-entrepreneurs/ 🎧 About Mission First We are at a critical period for our planet and its inhabitants, and entrepreneurs and companies are going to play a massive influence on our future. As always, there are two sides who can pull us in opposite directions. On one side, there are entrepreneurs who chase and base their decisions on money, success, and fame. On the other side, I believe there are entrepreneurs who truly care about making a positive difference on this world. Money is a mean and not an end to these entrepreneurs: they care about their Mission First, and their goal is not fame nor a quick exit for the sake of it. I call them Entrepreneurs for Future. My name is Gilles Toussaint, I am an entrepreneur and an expert in Growth Marketing.  With my company GT Impact, I help sustainability-driven companies to increase their revenue faster with growth marketing and multi-channel content marketing.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better! ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here: https://gtimpact.com/best-advice-for-green-entrepreneurs/ TODAY'S EPISODE Today, my guest is Ryan Hunt, co-founder of Algix and its brand Bloom. With his companies, he sells durable resins to brands like Adidas, Reebok, Billabong, who make shoes with these green products. Their eco-innovative products use algaes, that transform air and water pollution, as a replacement for plastic consumer products. So far with their products, they've cleaned more than 600 million liters of water! Started in 2010 as a spinoff from the University of Georgia. The company has now more than a hundred customers and employs more than 20 people. During these 10 years, Ryan went through a few difficult phases where they had to adapt their company products and manufacturing strategy. We talked about these challenges and Ryan also shared a list of Do's and don'ts on the topic of  In this episode, Ryan has shared a list of 9 Do's and Don'ts about  💡💡“How to sell a B2B eco-innovative product to a brand like Adidas, and in particular, how to integrate into a supply chain in Asia”💡💡   So if you want to learn about B2B eco-innovative product development, pivoting, supply chain strategy, this episode is for you! Ryan Hunt and his company:  Ryan on Linkedin  Algix’s website  Resources and recommendations from the episode: Books The 3-minute rule Never split the difference Influencers/podcasts Green Planet Blue planet podcast 🚀 Discover more episodes and entrepreneurship masterclasses on  https://gtimpact.com/podcast-for-entrepreneurs/ 🎧 About Mission First We are at a critical period for our planet and its inhabitants, and entrepreneurs and companies are going to play a massive influence on our future.  As always, there are two sides who can pull us in opposite directions.  On one side, there are entrepreneurs who chase and base their decisions on money, success, and fame.  On the other side, I believe there are entrepreneurs who truly care about making a positive difference on this world. Money is a mean and not an end to these entrepreneurs: they care about their Mission First, and their goal is not fame nor a quick exit for the sake of it. I call them Entrepreneurs for Future.  My name is Gilles Toussaint, I am an entrepreneur and an expert in Growth Marketing. With my company GT Impact, I help sustainability-driven companies to increase their revenue faster and have a greater impact on this planet.
Welcome to Mission First, the masterclass to learn from successful entrepreneurs changing the world for the better!   ⚡️⚡️⚡️DONT MISS the best of season 1 ⚡️⚡️⚡️ = 10 episodes of less than 10 minutes to download and listen to here: https://gtimpact.com/best-advice-for-green-entrepreneurs/ TODAY'S EPISODE Being an entrepreneur in the energy industry is a tough challenge. The market is very broad, the sales cycle and the product implementation are very long, products are usually a mix of hardware and software, so it is very difficult to be a successful entrepreneur in that sector.  That's why I am really excited to talk today to Ernesto Garnier, the CEO of EINHUNDERT.  Launched in 2017, EINHUNDERT is already making a 7 digit revenue.  They offer a 100% sustainable energy solution and help real estate companies become solar power suppliers for their residents.  In this episode Ernesto will share a list of 6 Do's and Don'ts on the topic of  💡 “How to optimize and develop a new energy solution in the B2B real estate market” 💡 This includes tips about how to pin down your ideal customer, how to develop and design your software and hardware solution, or how to develop your partnerships. Can you relate to that?  Then let's dive into this conversation together. Ernesto Garnier and Ein Hundert:  Ernesto on Linkedin  EINHUNDERT’s website  Resources and recommendations from the episode: Books Zero to one Why nations fail Human Kind Influencers/podcasts The energy gang Leaders in cleantech Global Chances (in German) 🚀 Discover more episodes and entrepreneurship masterclasses on  https://gtimpact.com/podcast-for-entrepreneurs/ 🎧 About Mission First We are at a critical period for our planet and its inhabitants, and entrepreneurs and companies are going to play a massive influence on our future.  As always, there are two sides who can pull us in opposite directions.  On one side, there are entrepreneurs who chase and base their decisions on money, success, and fame.  On the other side, I believe there are entrepreneurs who truly care about making a positive difference on this world. Money is a mean and not an end to these entrepreneurs: they care about their Mission First, and their goal is not fame nor a quick exit for the sake of it. I call them Entrepreneurs for Future.  My name is Gilles Toussaint, I am an entrepreneur and an expert in Growth Marketing. With my company GT Impact, I help sustainability-driven companies to increase their revenue faster and have a greater impact on this planet.
Today my guest is Mattias Josephson, a serial entrepreneur and the cofounder of Epishine. Mattias is a wonderful and very humble human being, but he has set himself and his company a very ambitious mission: he wants to scale the manufacture of his solar cells to make it one of the largest energy systems in the world. A few years ago, he founded Dreampark, a leading software provider who was sold to Motorola in 2011. After that, he worked as a consultant and started a company helping with fundraising for charities and associations.  Then in 2016 he started Epishine. Epishine helps harvesting light to create a sustainable world. To describe it simply: They make printable solar cells, fully organic with no toxic nor expensive raw materials. They have made manufacturing breakthroughs that allowed them to scale up a R&D product at low cost. Their first product is a small, thin and flexible light cell, printed on recyclable plastic and easily integrated into wireless products where it convert the ambient light into electricity. The light cells can be used instead of batteries on wireless sensors and similar devices in our increasingly connected world. The company has now 23 employees and they are growing quickly. Mattias shared 7 Do’s and Don’ts about his experience of entrepreneur, and specifically about “How to scale up an R&D product and build a market that doesn't exist, in particular  in this case how to build electronics in a new way” Very often, new materials get out from the R&D lab too early to be able to scale properly. Founders choose applications that are too far away and they don't have the right business case to scale. This is the pitfall that Mattias avoided with Epishine and this is what we are going to talk about today. You will learn a.o:  How to be prepared to start a company developing an advanced material (especially on the funding part) Where to look for your first customers  How to have a big inspiring vision but an achievable first business case How they proceeded to formulate the values and a strong why of the company, that really works to attract top talent and to which everyone refers to in the company How and why he stepped down as a CEO to give his place to a new CEO If you are into technological breakthrough, finding product-market fit, and scaling up technologies, this episode is for you! Mattias Josephson and Epishine:  Mattias on Linkedin  Epishine’s website  Resources and recommendations from the episode: The gifts of imperfection, Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are.  The seven habits of highly effective people Start with Why Don't miss any episode & join our community of entrepreneurs for future by signing up for the newsletter here: https://gtimpact.com/podcast-for-entrepreneurs/
Today my guest is Pierre-Yves Paslier, cofounder and co-CEO of Notpla, a company that makes packaging disappear. They have created a cutting edge packaging material directly made from the ocean, from seaweed. It is biodegradable in six weeks and it can actually be eaten. This episode is perfect for you if you would like to learn: how to go from an idea to a cutting-edge sustainable product through several years of R&D. Pierre created his company in 2014 and it started as a student project. They have now more than 25 employees. They have industrialized 2 products, and a 3rd one is on its way.   We talked with Pierre about how he used an innovative funding method, equity crowdfunding to get more than 850’000 pounds from 900 private investors, at a moment when classic investors didn’t want to fund the next stage of their company  You will also hear how to take advantage of social media and PR to raise awareness on your brand and your product. Pierre and his team managed to create several viral campaigns without working with any external agency and without spending a single penny on PR and social media. They grew everything organically in DIY mode, with some videos who reached more than 19 million views. In fact, I am pretty sure you have seen some of them, explaining how they trap water inside little transparent bubbles of seaweed packaging who can be eaten directly during events like marathons or festivals. We also talked about their IP strategy, how they decided to patent certain things and keep others as a secret recipe without patent.  Pierre shared 7 Do’s and Don’ts about his experience of entrepreneur, and specifically about how to bring a disruptive technology on the market.   Notpla won among others the world technology award in the environmental category or the climate kick UK venture competition. They are really revolutionizing single use packaging in the food industry, so fasten your seat belt for an episode full of learnings and inspiration!
Today my guest is Christoph Berger, the founder and CEO of Vilisto and Planet Sustainability.  It is a perfect episode if you want to raise seed funding and to learn:  how to build the right team and hire the right employees how to optimize your recruiting process how to build a B2B greentech company with hardware and digital products With Vilisto, Christoph has developed a digital heat management system with self-learning radiator thermostats which reduce CO2 emissions & heating costs by up to 32%.  He has founded this company in 2014 directly after finishing his university degree in Energy systems. Since then, the company has 21 FTE, they are currently raising their Series-A funding round and they recently won the German Innovation Award 2020 for Climate and Environment.  They are rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by their employees on Kununu (the Glassdoor for German companies), so they have an extremely good reputation as an employer.  We will focus this episode on learning from his experience with his Do’s and Don’ts about:   “How to build the right team for a seed-round!“ We will also talk about his new online event Planet Sustainability, which brings together innovators and B2B startups.  Among others, you will also learn: How to best manage equity share distribution between founders   How they developed their MVP How they really failed their Kickstarter campaign and what they learned from it How they pivoted from a B2C to a B2B product for non-residential buildings How they funded their company until now (with 4 million € raised so far) How they found their first B2B client at a fair by doing something most of the startups don’t do at fairs Where to find and how to attract interns and working students The different types of business models they considered (performance contracting, renting model) 
If you want hands-on advice on greentech and renewable entrepreneurship, on relentlessness and product development iterations, on how to build a business and a product for a specific market like schools, on how to grow your company with strategic partnerships, this episode is for you! Today I have the chance to talk to Robert Schrimpff.  Robert is a serial entrepreneur. He has been the founder, CEO, or director of six companies, mostly in the energy sector. He has a huge entrepreneurship and business exprience. In 2015 he took the bet to start a new company called Solar for Schools. Solar for Schools provide solar energy to schools, as well as education on energy and sustainability to the kids of these schools. They already provide solar panels to over 150 schools in the UK and Germany. They have educated more than 77 000 kids on sustainability and how to cut carbon emissions with renewable energy.  Today you will learn: How Robert almost gave up this project, and what was the trigger with his neighbor and his daughter that convinced him to double the efforts to make it work How they adapted their strategy to win the trust of schools and their potential partners (councils, community energy groups,...) to be able to sell their solution to schools without being seen as a competitor  How Robert tried 3 different methods of lead generation...two methods who failed and the third one that was successful How they set the financing, business, and legal models of the company to develop the projects in each country they operate, and to make sure it is attractive for all stakeholders (investors, schools, and Solar for Schools)  How they grew their business with different types of partnerships (solar project developers, utilities, community energy groups, councils,...) Which strategy they used to develop a product that was really attractive for their audience, and how he positioned themselves in order to be attractive to the councils of schools, which initially see them as a competitor and didn’t really want to support them. Why Robert chose to make a for-profit company instead of a non-profit How to know when to give up or when to keep on iterating with your idea Why his experience in the solar sector made him decide to launch in two countries even though they were at an early stage, and how that strategy saved him from bankruptcy.  
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