The Bottom Line

The Bottom Line

By Harvard Ventures
Harvard Ventures presents a podcast about entrepreneurship, innovation, and everything in between.
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Episode 9: John C. Warner on Green Chemistry in Business, Politics, and Innovation

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Episode 12 (BLM Fundraiser!): Mercedes Bent on Transitioning from Wall Street to Startupland
Listen to our conversation with Mercedes Bent, partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners on their consumer investing team. This interview is part of Harvard Ventures Black Lives Matter fundraising and education efforts. All the proceeds from the sponsored segments of this podcast episode will be donated to organizations aiming to create equal opportunities for the advancement of Black entrepreneurs and investors in startupland. We at Harvard Ventures stand in firm solidarity with the Black Lives Matter Movement, and we recognize as a community of builders with tremendous privilege to be studying at Harvard we have a responsibility to use all our platforms to demand justice for all victims of racially motivated violence and be active leaders in shaping the changes we want to see in startupland, in America, and in our world. Next week, we will be launching our AMPLIFY series in collaboration with the Yale Entrepreneurial Society. Together, we have mobilized 10 universities across the country to host weekly virtual speaker events featuring the experiences, creations, triumphs, hardships, and learnings of Black entrepreneurs, executives, and investors. AMPLIFY mission statement: http://tinyurl.com/amplifymission Join the AMPLIFY mailing list to stay updated on our events: http://tinyurl.com/amplifymail (open for everyone to join!) This is the first of many ongoing initiatives Harvard Ventures is committed to working towards to uplift underrepresented groups in startup land. So special thank you again to Mercedes for joining us and to all of you for listening, donating, and sharing. Additional resources for BLM donations: https://tinyurl.com/HVBLMDonations
25:22
July 6, 2020
Episode 11: Ben Wei on The COVID Foundation and How YOU Can Help
Listen to our conversation with Benjamin Wei, tech entrepreneur and non-profit founder. The COVID Foundation is on a mission to provide essential medical supplies to those who need it most. The organization achieves this by analyzing data to identify the most urgent need, with an emphasis on marginalized communities in the areas hit hardest by COVID-19. **Visit https://www.covid.cm/opportunities for volunteer opportunities and more ways to support Ben and The COVID Foundation’s work.
21:25
June 29, 2020
Episode 10: David Rubenstein on The Carlyle Group, Raising Capital, and The American Dream
Listen to our conversation with David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-executive chairman of global private equity investment company The Carlyle Group.
24:34
June 22, 2020
Episode 9: John C. Warner on Green Chemistry in Business, Politics, and Innovation
Listen to our conversation with John Warner, inventor, entrepreneur, and pioneer in green chemistry, and founder of Beyond Benign, a non-profit dedicated to green chemistry education for scientists, educators, and citizens alike.
33:54
June 15, 2020
Episode 8: Wendy Kopp on Teach for America, Non-Profit Fundraising, and Virtual Classrooms
Listen to our conversation with Wendy Kopp, CEO and Co-Founder of Teach For All, a global network of nonprofit organizations with the aim to increase access to equitable education.
29:22
June 6, 2020
Episode 7: Chip Wilson on Lululemon, Solo Founders, and Goal Setting
Listen to our conversation with Chip Wilson billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist, who founded yoga-inspired athletic apparel company Lululemon Athletica Inc.
37:40
May 24, 2020
Episode 6: Gary Cohn on Goldman Sachs, The White House, and Venture Capital
Listen to our conversation with Gary Cohn, former President and Chief Operating Officer of Goldman Sachs, Director of the National Economic Council and chief economic advisor to President Donald Trump from 2017 to 2018, and now advisor and venture capital investor for companies operating in the cybersecurity, blockchain infrastructure, and medical technology sectors.
26:21
May 17, 2020
Episode 5: Robert Langer on Biotech Innovation and its Role Combating COVID-19
Listen to our conversation with Robert Langer, American chemical engineer, scientist, entrepreneur, and investor who is also one of the 10 most cited individuals in history.
21:52
May 11, 2020
Episode 4: Strauss Zelnick on eSports, Private Equity, and Leading a Meaningful Life
Listen to our conversation with Strauss Zelnick, Harvard grad, the CEO of Take Two Interactive (video game producer of Grand Theft Auto, NBA 2K, and many more), and former President of 20th Century Fox and CEO of Columbia Music Entertainment.
33:52
April 28, 2020
Episode 3: Andy Gonzalez on Unicorn Startup Ginkgo Bioworks
Listen to our conversation with Andy Gonzalez on his journey from Harvard to Bain to Ginkgo Bioworks as he offers advice to college students on how to pursue your passions and join a startup.
35:43
April 20, 2020
Episode 2: Anne Dwane on How to Break into VC
Listen to our conversation with Anne Dwane on how she became Co-Founder and Partner at Village Global as she offers insights on what it’s like to have created early stage fund backed by founders like Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates, Sara Blakely, and more.
19:28
April 12, 2020
Episode 1: Mark Cuban on COVID-19, AI, Personalized Medicine, and More
Listen to our conversation with Mark Cuban as he offers valuable insights into his world as an investor and gives advice on how businesses can survive the COVID-19 pandemic. 
26:19
April 4, 2020
Episode 0: Who We Are
We are Harvard Ventures, and this is The Bottom Line, a podcast about entrepreneurship, innovation, and everything in between. 
01:45
March 31, 2020