nutrition

From Iron Deficiency to Iron Man, with Gavin Armstrong, Lucky Iron Fish

Iron deficiency is a massive, but preventable condition. Lucky Iron Fish Enterprise is dedicated to reducing iron deficiency rates around the world. In high school, Gavin Armstrong was bullied severely. “I took it that I needed to make lots of money to prove bullies wrong,” Gavin explains. “The image I had of bankers was, they were all successful, driving expensive cars. And, I thought if I could live that life, I would prove to bullies, and maybe even to myself that I had worth.” Gavin attended the University of Guelph to study finance. However, he described his coursework as “miserable.” While at the university, he took a field trip to…

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106, Marta Del Rio, Wasi Organics | Balancing Purpose, Passion and Skills

Can food be both delicious and nutritious? Can business be both profitable and purposeful? Can a company improve nutrition for consumers while improving the lives of smallholder farmers? Yes! Marta Del Rio’s journey to social entrepreneurship began with her mother. Her mother was a volunteer with the Red Cross. She taught Marta that for those whom much is given, much is required. Marta spent much of her career as a busy executive with global brands you would recognize: L’Oréal, Procter & Gamble, Burger King, Mars and American Express. These jobs required long hours and sacrifices. Still, Marta found ways to give back through pro bono work. She wondered, would there…

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031, Curt Bowen, Semilla Nueva | Iterating Your Way to Success

There’s an old saying that has been attributed at different times to Winston Churchill and Abraham Lincoln (neither of whom said it. [spp-tweet tweet=”Success is going from failure to failure without losing momentum.”] For any entrepreneur, especially social entrepreneurs, the ability to balance tenacity with humility is key. An entrepreneur listens carefully, designs a minimally viable product, tests it in the marketplace, pivots and then starts again. In this way, we learn quickly and make progress. No one has illustrated this principle better than Curt Bowen. In this interview you’ll hear Curt tell the story of several iterations of Semilla Nueva. They are working on the problem of malnutrition in…

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031, Curt Bowen, Semilla Nueva | Iterating Your Way to Success