Royal Dynamite officially started in August of 2010, however the idea for a t-shirt line was planted much earlier in February 2010. Royal Dynamite fulfills a long standing desire to pursue a creative entrepreneurial venture, focused on community empowerment with a touch of fashion.
Alok Appadurai is Co-Founder of FedByThreads.com and is a social entrepreneur who is passionate about pursuing solutions to local, national, and international challenges! As a writer, vegetarian, and social entrepreneur, Alok enjoys connecting with like-minded individuals and groups who are dedicated to creating lasting change on issues ranging from hunger, the environment, animal welfare, human rights and beyond. FedByThreads.com generates 12 meals for hungry Americans from each uniquely-designed item sold. He is also lead writer for OneNationUnderMom.com, co-founder of The Movement Shala (Tucson, AZ) and moderates the project Naked Urban Farmers (www.facebook.com/UrbanFarmersCommunity). Alok can be reached at Alok@FedByThreads.com
Stephen King is a new dad and has been living in London with his partner of 13 years. They moved to London from Toronto over 4 years ago with his work, which he left in June 2011. His first career was in consumer finance, leaving as an executive after 10 years with the company. During that time Stephen led several of their business units and also had posts in strategy, innovation, partnerships and business development. His university degree is in electrical engineering, and more recently Stephen has completed the executive MBA program at Columbia and London Business schools. Stephen’s next career is just starting, and is in social business; the intersection of social innovation and business revolution. Early days of venturing have started with an on-line publication called socialbusiness.org, a magazine aimed at the mass market to raise awareness and to educate them on the exciting world of social businesses. Future plans include a business accelerator/incubator, Good Adventures, giving seed investment alongside investment readinesses support to growing social businesses.
Mark is the Co-Founder and Creative Director of The People’s Movement. Mark was raised a cowboy in Arizona and enjoyed the nomadic life of surfing and performing as a musician around the world before settling in Southern California to pursue a career in the arts and entertainment field. He has supposedly appeared and starred in numerous television and film projects while cultivating a following for his indie folk music project, The Young Whiskey, but we’ve never heard of him before. If you can’t find Marcos in the office, you can find him doing something that he will later describe as “the best thing I’ve ever done in my life.”
Matthew Manos is a social entrepreneur and business-design theorist that is dedicated to disrupting the way the design industry operates. He is the founder of verynice, and provides strategic leadership for the studio. Matthew’s work and ideas have been published in 100+ print and online venues internationally including The Huffington Post, GOOD, Gestalten, HOW, and Wired Magazine. Matthew speaks regularly at events and institutions across the United States including TEDxCMU, Social Enterprise Alliance, UCLA, WKU, and Pepperdine University. He holds a BA in Design Media Arts from UCLA, and an MFA in Media Design from the Art Center College of Design.
Spencer Taylor, Chief of Business Development and Co-Founder, passions focus on the stewardship of the natural world and the improvement of society through technology and efficiency. He believes there is no greater work than driving support to organizations that focus on fostering a healthy relationship between society and the natural world. He loves all activities outdoor. His professional passion is born out of connecting good companies and initiatives with good people to drive change. After college he worked with a multitude of companies to help them package their message and value proposition effectively to attract customers and drive business. His passion for Launcht feeds both his personal and professional desires to give social entrepreneurs new ways to access capital and turn brilliant ideas into successful companies.
The good folks at Maid Easy are offering discounted maid service for first time entrepreneurs. I thought it was too good to be true, so before sharing this with you I wanted to try it for myself and see if they were the real deal. Yes their service is pretty amazing and it's quick and easy to book. Go try them out at tryupkeep.com. Read More
First and foremost, these past 6 six months have simply been AMAZING! I have had the chance to interview some of the most creative, experienced, and hardworking Social Entrepreneurs from all over the map. When I started QuarterWaters back in November I wanted to get advice, tips and real life experience from entrepreneurs that have actually been through the trenches. Their stories of perseverance could not have done anything more but inspire any hopeful entrepreneur that wanted to do good. Read More
Stacy McCoy is the co-founder and CEO of Give To Get Jobs, a job board and information hub for jobs that use a sustainable business model to address a social and/or environmental mission. In other words, Give To Get Jobs is all about helping people find for-profit jobs that give back. As a social enterprise, a portion of the proceeds from each job posting is donated to fund job creation programs. Stacy is committed to proving that you can have a job you love with a steady and stable paycheck but also makes the world a better place. She refuses to settle for anything less!
Stacy McCoy speaks about the issue she’s tackling, the impact she’s making and share helpful business tips for aspiring social entrepreneurs.
Danny Bocanegra is social entrepreneur almost famous for an innovated enterprise that raises money and awareness for non profits with apparel inspired by each cause, SelflessTee. Every two weeks, SelflessTee launches a new cause inspired tee with a different cause and gives $7 per tee shirt to an amazing organization helping to change the world.
Social Entrepreneur Danny Bocanegra, founder of SelflessTee, talks about the issue he is tackling, the impact he is making and share helpful business tips for aspiring social entrepreneurs.
The SelflessTee story starts at the end of Danny’s college experience when he sold tees on campus and raised $14k to help fight malaria in different parts of Kenya, he then delivered these nets personally and saw first hand the positive and negative impact of the project and what foreign aid really meant. This was ultimately the inspiration for SelflessTee in wanting to create a sustainable, fashionable solution to fundraising for the best non profits in the country. Danny resides in San Francisco, CA, is passionate about competition, personal development, and being a proud family member. He’s the oldest of a dozen cousins, a decent brother, and a very proud uncle.
Mike’s nonconforming approaches to outreach, press, and partnerships has enabled us to share the full story behind holstee far and wide. From Agent99, and the Lifecycle Film, to building up our community, his top goal is to let the world know what we do, but even more important, why we do it. @michaelrad
Social Entrepreneur Michael Radparvar talks about the issue he is tackling, the impact he is making and share helpful business tips for social entrepreneurs.
OrigAudio was recently featured on ABC’s Show “Shark Tank” where they got an investment from one of the billionaire sharks, Robert Herjavec. With every purchase made proceeds support the expansion of the use of music to address important civic and social needs.
Social Entrepreneurs Jason Lucash and Mike Syzmcak talks about how OrigAudio got started, some challenges they faced & share helpful business tips for social entrepreneurs. Read More
No One Without Founder and CEO Gaston Javurek is on a non-stop mission to diminish the worlds water crisis and to provide every person in need with this God given right. With an undying passion for Social Entrepreneurship, Gaston knows the power and potential of implementing giving into every business model. No One Without partners with Thirst Relief International to provide life saving clean water to people around the globe through fashion. Every product in the collection represents life change.
Your purchase provides one person with clean water for 25 years. One At A Time.
No One Without Water is the mission.
If not N.O.W. when? Passion is only powerful when applied.
Social Entrepreneur Gaston Javurek talks about the issue he is tackling, the impact he is making and share helpful business tips for social entrepreneurs. Read More
Social Entrepreneur Cody Barker speaks on the issue he’s tackling, the impact he’s making and share helpful business tips for social entrepreneurs. Cody is the founder of People Water, for every bottle purchased People Water gives an equal amount of clean water to a person in need.
Thankyou Water is a social enterprise that exists to fund safe water projects in developing nations. At 19 years old, founder Dan Flynn, had the idea of launching a brand of bottled water that would turn Australia’s $600million bottled water industry into part of the solution for 900million people who don’t have access to safe water.
Social Entrepreneur Daniel Flynn talks about the issue he is tackling, the impact he is making and share helpful business tips for social entrepreneurs.
Christopher Brereton is one of the Founders, and lead Guru of Picture Healing. With five plus years of experience in Marketing and Business Development, Christopher has crafted his skills as a thought leader. His progressive approach to company structure, and team communication have helped him to lead efforts for large non-profits like Casa Pacifica all the way across the board to wealth management companies like Mass Mutual.
Social Entrepreneur Chris Brereton speaks on the issue he’s tackling, the impact he’s making and share helpful business tips for social entrepreneurs. Read More
In 2010, after running a successful apparel logistics company for 10 years, Joe Huff decided that there was something more he could be doing with his life. He wanted to try to do something that truly mattered on a larger scale and had a greater positive world impact. He sold everything he had and set out on a mission to create a company built around two core beliefs. That what matters most is what we do to help make the world a better place, and that EVERYONE wants to make the world a better place.
Social Entrepreneur Joe Huff talks issue, impact and business tips with us. He speaks on the inspiration behind This Shirt Helps, how he made his transition from his former job to his current one and shares great advice for aspiring social entrepreneurs. Read More
TheNakedHippie is brand that uses 100% of their profits and turns them into micro-loans that help people in developing countries start sidewalk businesses to sustain themselves, their families, and build their communities. Read More
Brent’s foray into entrepreneurism started even before he graduated college. His first effort was an international commodities import/export firm that he ran from the distinguished quarters of his college apartment. Though financially lucrative, Brent’s ambitious venture proved emotionally unfulfilling. When the recession hit, he observed a paradigm shift in consumer behavior that sparked an idea in his head for an Internet platform that connected trendsetting, socially responsible brands with everyday online shoppers. Enter: Roozt. Read More
The sale of every bag has a positive effect on the people of Hohoe!
With just over two years in in business, Della has already caught the eye of well known costume designers, being featured on Grey’s Anatomy, actress Ashley Judd, singer Common, and celebrity critic Perez Hilton. Della products were recently launched at Nordstrom and Free People, among several other nationwide boutiques.
Scott Hamlin, founder of LooptWorks, explains to us how his social enterprise only uses what already exist. LooptWorks is an upcycling company that focuses on making new products out of pre-consumer waste. Read More
My mission is to inspire people to change the world.
As an activist I have always looked for the best way to bring about change. To my surprise I stumbled across the power of business. Social Entrepreneurs are the most creative people on Earth, as they develop sustainable organizations that improve the environment and/or enhance the lives of others.
So I decided to sit down and talk with some of the most successful Social Entrepreneurs around. I want to introduce you to them so you can learn how they think; how they act; what motivates them and most importantly, how they became successful. I want you to hear their amazing stories because I know once you have heard them, like myself, you will be inspired to join these amazing and courageous Social Entrepreneurs in changing the world.