Podcast: Entrepreneurial Journeys
How does entrepreneurship contribute to the most significant transitions of our time? Listen as we take you on a journey to find answers via the Podcast: Entrepreneurial Journeys.
In 8 episodes, we will take you on a global tour to meet thought leaders and impact entrepreneurs. How have they built their companies? Which problems are they trying to solve? And what are the honest personal stories behind their successes?
This podcast is available on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Entrepreneurial Journeys is an initiative from the Netherlands Enterprise Agency and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands.
Enjoy listening to these inspiring episodes!
Episode 1: African Clean Energy
Jaime de Bourbon de Parme, Climate Envoy of the Netherlands, discusses the bigger picture of the energy transition. We then have an in-depth interview with one of the entrepreneurs breaking the system of fossil fuels: Judith Joan Walker from African Clean Energy (ACE). ACE is a family-run business focusing on changing the world of clean energy. ACE does this by bringing connectivity to the most remote areas in Africa and Asia. The company and its founders have received many awards, been featured in Forbes and named one of the best B Corporations in Europe. Still, the path to success was not straight. Judith speaks openly about difficult moments, finding an innovative business model through carbon offsets, and global expansion.
Episode 2: The Seaweed Company
Paul Dobbins, Director of Impact Investment at the World Wildlife Fund in Washington, D.C., discusses the importance of natural climate solutions. We then have an in-depth interview with one of the entrepreneurs harnessing the potential of Seaweed: Joost Wouters from the Seaweed Company. Joost is not only building a company but an entire industry. He speaks openly about following your own path, what he would say in his next Ted Talk, the difficulties of being an entrepreneur and his passion for making a difference.
Episode 3: Greenhill Recycling
Maayke-Aimee Damen, Director Circular Economy at the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, talks about the bigger picture of the circular economy. We then have an in-depth conversation with one of the entrepreneurs contributing to the circular economy: Mariam Lawani from Greenhill Recycling. Greenhill Recycling is a social enterprise tackling the plastic pollution problem in Africa. Mariam talks about resilience, challenging circumstances, building up from scratch, and the role family can play in pushing you towards your dreams.
- Ministry of Foreign Affairs