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Porter Road
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Changing The World One Steak At A Time

Porter Road

Chris & James on radically improving the meat industry, how to catch curveballs & the importance of challenging yourself daily.

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Seed
Startups

Seed Wants To Introduce You To Your Microbiome

Seed

Ara and Raja give us a primer on what we need to know about our microbiome and share 6 ways to increase our gut health.

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Shannon Gordon
Startups

theBoardlist CEO On Showing Up As Your Best Self

Shannon Gordon / CEO of theBoardlist

Shannon on lessons from the Peace Corps, increasing board diversity, and three mental tools to show up as your best self.

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Ariane Goldman
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HATCH Founder On Your Instinct As Your Mentor

Ariane Goldman / CEO and Founder of HATCH

Ariane Goldman on our shared humanity facing adversity, putting in the work to own your future, and having faith in change.

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Ashley Merrill
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Lunya Founder On Being The Change You Wish To See

Ashley Merrill / Founder and CEO of Lunya

Lunya Founder Ashley Merrill on building our risk-taking muscle, trusting your gut, and the importance of showing up for yourself.

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Andrew Dudum
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How to Take Bigger Risks

Andrew Dudum / CEO and Founder of hims

Andrew on the simple visualization framework he uses to take risks and the key trait for punching above your weight.

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Michael Lastoria
Startups

How &pizza’s Values Turned Into A Life Philosophy

Michael Lastoria / Co-founder and CEO of &pizza

Michael Lastoria on how leaning into change and growth opportunities elevates our sense of purpose and fulfillment.

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Denise Lee
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How A Triathlon Inspired Activewear Brand Alala

Denise Lee / Founder of Alala

Denise Lee on the importance of maintaining momentum, making active decisions, and dreaming big dreams.

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Modern Fertility
Startups

Why You Shouldn't Wait To Create The Life You Want

Modern Fertility

Afton Vechery & Carly Leahy on not waiting to pursue our dreams, learning to advocate for yourself and embracing our authenticity.

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Koio
Startups

Embrace The Process By Detaching From Outcomes

Koio

Chris Wichert and Johannes Quodt on reframing challenges, separating ourselves from outcomes and thinking big and positive.

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Universal Standard
Startups

Fashion's Next Chapter

Universal Standard

Polina Veksler and Alexandra Waldman share their team’s plan to create enduring change in the fashion industry.

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Claire Schmidt
Startups

Making Mindfulness A Habit

Claire Schmidt / CEO and Founder of AllVoices

Claire Schmidt on her calling to start All Voices and the direct correlation between mindfulness, happiness, and self-improvement.

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How MeUndies Made Merchandising Their Competitive Advantage

By Jenna Abdou

When MeUndies thinks about their underwear subscription service they compare themselves to Netflix. What the streaming pioneer...

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Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team

By Jenna Abdou

On a recent flight home, I spent over an hour browsing a children’s play website, completely enamored by sets like Design Your ...

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eero Designs Wi-Fi for the Smart Home Era

By Jenna Abdou

Nikhil Basu Trivedi, Principal at Shasta Ventures, recently distinguished exceptional founders by their ability to prioritize. ...

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How to Make Flexibility Your Startup’s North Star

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When Alexis Maybank discusses how photographers utilize Project September - an app making the visual world instantaneously shop...

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How Exo is Taking Cricket Flour Mainstream

By Jenna Abdou

If you follow Exo on Instagram, you’ve encountered photos of customers enjoying their cricket flour protein bars in a variety o...

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AccelFoods Pioneers the Future of Food

By Jenna Abdou

What do coconut caramels, dairy free ice cream, and dark chocolate almond butter have in common? Aside from enticing your sweet...

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How Health-Ade Kombucha Defaulted to Quality to Build a Brand that Matters

By Jenna Abdou

Gibson Biddle, Netflix’s former VP of Product Management, shares a powerful insight in First Round Review about finding and est...

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How Inclusion Made Food52 the Web’s Hungriest Community

By Jenna Abdou

Before launching Food52, Amanda Hesser, and Merrill Stubbs spent their nights and weekends testing over 1,400 recipes for The E...

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x.ai Unveils the Future of Artificial Intelligence

By Jenna Abdou

When Dennis R. Mortensen hired his founding team members at x.ai, he pitched them by illustrating his vision of a world where e...

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WeFestival Aims to Make Women Stronger Entrepreneurs

By Jenna Abdou

Since launching in December 13,000 messages have been sent across 22 channels in the Women’s Entrepreneur Festival Slack commun...

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Female Funders Accelerates Change for Women Entrepreneurs and Investors

By Jenna Abdou

When Katherine Hague made her first angel investment, she was one of two women in a round of 70 investors. “It seemed like the ...

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How Box Evolves Their Fast and Furious Culture Through Scale

By Jenna Abdou

In 2007, Karen Appleton and Aaron Levie purchased the domain name box.org to predicate the non-profit arm that would exist in t...

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