021, Julian Maha, KultureCity | The Startup That is Changing the Perception of Autism

021, Julian Maha, KultureCity | The Startup That is Changing the Perception of Autism

Autism is the fastest growing developmental diagnosis. It is more often diagnosed in children than diabetes, HIV and cancer combined. About four years ago, Julian Maha and his wife received a diagnosis of autism for their son Abram. At the time, they were told that they would need to institutionalize their son. After a very brief period of shock and mourning from the news, the Maha family, both physicians and business people, made a decision that would change the course of their life, the life of their son and the lives of thousands of families who are dealing with Autism. They formed an organization, KultureCity.

KultureCity has an aim of shifting how autism is perceived and how autistic individuals are treated in our society. They also have a mission to create a business model that allows them to sustain their impact over time through multiple revenue streams.

In this episode of Social Entrepreneur, we discuss:

  • The back story behind the foundation of KultureCity.
  • Their goals and strategies.
  • How KultureCity is changing the perception of people with autism.
  • How KultureCity is generating revenues that sustain their impact.


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Tony Loyd is a best-selling author, keynote speaker, and coach. He facilitates the growth of purpose-driven changemakers so that they can thrive and increase their impact. Tony has been personally trained in the science of climate change by former Vice President Al Gore, Chairman of the Climate Reality Project. The Climate Reality Project is a grassroots network of more than 20,000 trained leaders who live and work all over the world. Tony is the Executive Producer of the podcast Social Entrepreneur where he shares positive stories from underrepresented voices, focused on solutions. Social Entrepreneur is downloaded more than half a million times in over 180 countries. He is a TEDx speaker and the best-selling author of Crazy Good Advice: 10 Lessons Learned from 150 Leading Social Entrepreneurs. He is a former Fortune 500 executive with companies such as John Deere, Medtronic, and Buffalo Wild Wings. He has extensive experience in strategic planning, talent management, and leadership development.

10 comments on “021, Julian Maha, KultureCity | The Startup That is Changing the Perception of Autism

  1. Bonnie LaPee says:

    Beautiful, awesome, life-changing interview. I feel liberated as well.

    1. Tony Loyd says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed the interview, Bonnie. Julian and the team at KultureCity have a world-changing vision.

  2. Mike Atherton says:

    This was very moving and inspirational.

    1. Tony Loyd says:

      I’m glad you enjoyed it Mike. I would be honored if you would subscribe, rate and review Social Entreprenuer on iTunes.

  3. Jenny says:

    Such an amazing interview! Julian Maha has created a great foundation for autism families!

    1. Tony Loyd says:

      Jenny, I agree completely. Julian has done an amazing job of gathering an inspired, motivated tribe of like-minded people, like YOU! It would be so helpful if you would leave a rating and review on iTunes. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-entrepreneur/id1056709361

  4. Melissa McClellan says:

    This interview was the best interview I have heard in a long time. KultureCity is doing a lot for the Autism Community in USA and several other countries. This was amazing to listen too and inspiring. Thank you for sharing.

    1. Tony Loyd says:

      I agree, Melissa. I am so happy to highlight the good work of Julian Maha and KultureCity. They are deserving of the attention. If you would like more people to discover this work, the best thing you can do to help is to leave a rating and review on iTunes. That makes the Social Entrepreneur to appear higher on iTunes so that more people can find it. https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/social-entrepreneur/id1056709361

  5. I love that Kulturecity has reinvented the nonprofit model in a way that directly and immediately impacts families. Great interview and tremendous organization!!

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