A wide array of guests visited the Program on Entrepreneurship at Yale SOM during the Spring 2019 semester to share their expertise with the community. In addition to giving class lectures and meeting with students for office hours, many offered their time to record an episode of Associate Director of Entrepreneurship Jennifer McFadden’s Beyond the Bottom Line podcast. Each guest provides a unique perspective to the field of entrepreneurship as they discuss their personal experiences in their particular field. From conservation to cannabis each episode shows just how wide and varied the entrepreneurial ecosystem can be. Visit the Podcast tab on our page in order to listen to them all.
Beyond the Bottom Line: Episode 4
Jessica Bailey, CEO and Co-Founder, Greenworks Lending
In this episode, we speak to Jessica Bailey, CEO and Co-Founder of Greenworks Lending, a finance lending company that brings solutions for clean energy in commercial buildings with additional benefits for the environment and energy efficiency. She is interviewed by Veronique Bourg-Meyer, Program Director for Clean Energy and Conservation Finance at the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY).
Beyond the Bottom Line: Episode 5
Mike Grillo, President and Co-Founder of Gravity Products
In this episode, we speak with Mike Grillo, President and Co-Founder of Gravity Products, a sleep and relaxation company focused on improving customer health with products that improve both physical and mental well-being. In 2017, Gravity raised almost $5 million on Kickstarter. Mike discusses what he believes is behind the company’s success.
Beyond the Bottom Line: Episode 6
Kiril Savino, CEO and Co-Founder of Single Leap; Co-Founder and CTO of GameChanger Media
In this episode, we speak with Kiril of Single Leap and GameChanger Media about his nonlinear career path in technology and how he was able to combine his interests in both technology and the arts while working as a programmer. Currently, Kiril works as an Advisor for Wellacopie and OpsLine and serves as a Venture Partner with Array Ventures.
Beyond the Bottom Line: Episode 7
Hallie Meyer, Head of Tripla Panna
In this episode, we speak to Hallie Meyer, Head of Tripla Panna. Caffè Panna is an Italian-inspired coffee bar and ice cream counter opening up this summer in New York City that will be selling Tripla Panna ice cream. She is interviewed by Georgia Sills, SOM ‘19 and Co-Founder of Brazen Eats.
Beyond the Bottom Line: Episode 8
Tahira Rehmatullah, Managing Partner at Hypur Ventures, CFO at MTech, and Advisor for T3 Ventures
In this episode, we speak to Tahira Rehmatullah, SOM ‘14. Tahira was named one of the Most Powerful Women in the Cannabis Business by Fortune Magazine and Complex. Utilizing her background and experience with startups, finance and the cannabis industry she serves as a strategic advisor to early stage venture leaders and investors. Her experiences range from consulting to hedge funds to venture capital.
Beyond the Bottom Line: Episode 9
Maribel Lieberman, Founder of MarieBelle New York
In this episode, we speak with Maribel Lieberman, Founder of MarieBelle New York. Located in Brooklyn, NY MarieBelle produces gourmet chocolates using a bean-to-bar process and quality cacao beans. Maribel has also opened up shops in Kyoto and Tokyo, Japan and Dubai. Inc. Magazine named MarieBelle New York as one of “the fastest growing private companies in America” in 2012.