More Than Profit

More Than Profit

By Access Ventures
More Than Profit is a new podcast from Access Ventures that asks investors, entrepreneurs, leaders and more about life, work, and living with purpose.

Each week, Access Ventures’ founder Bryce Butler interviews a person who is living for more than profit. Bryce and his guests will share personal stories about what it’s like to succeed, what’s it’s like to be a leader, and how to live and work with a purpose that is more than just the bottomline.
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COVID-19: Entrepreneurship And Small Business Support
On this episode, Bryce calls Ross Baird, Founder of Blueprint Local and Co-Founder of Village Capital, and John Letteri, Co-Founder, President, and CEO of Economic Innovation Group (EIG) to talk about the implications of COVID-19. They discuss the economic impact the Coronavirus is having on employers, employees, and small businesses, the impact on the national and global economy, and the effect it is having on the mental state of, largely, everyone in the world. A pandemic like this causes everyone to step back and evaluate their priorities in order to make important decisions. Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit, COVID-19: Entrepreneurship And Small Business Support. Learn more about our work at accessventures.org.
34:35
March 31, 2020
There's No Handbook to Being CEO With Allie Burns
On this episode, Bryce talks with Allie Burns, CEO of Village Capital, about the accessibility of entrepreneurship. How do we encourage innovation when there are funding gaps and potential failure is real, scary, and expensive? Allie talks about how thinking through these questions has informed how she thinks about the entrepreneurial ecosystem. Allie walks us through her experience becoming CEO of an already established venture capital firm, Village Capital, what that transition was like for her and for the organization, as well as the lessons learned through the process personally and professionally.  Learn more on this episode of More Than Profit and learn more about Access Ventures by checking out our website, accessventures.org.
38:58
March 26, 2020
Success And Failure With Shruti Shah
On this episode, Bryce sits down with Shruti Shah, Entrepreneur in Residence at the Silicon Valley Bank. Growing up as an adopted Jewish Indian American in Memphis, TN, Shruti has a unique perspective on people and community which is empowering but also exhausting. She discusses how access to opportunity and social capital is intertwined with community, how that has informed her career path, and her thoughts around success and failure, inclusivity and much more. Learn how Shruti has let her experiences shape the way she is using innovation to address the lack of access and opportunity in certain communities by listening to this episode of More Than Profit. To learn more about Access Ventures check out our website, accessventures.org.
27:52
March 19, 2020
Building A Foundation With Jim Sorenson
On this episode, Bryce sits down with Jim Sorenson of the Sorenson Impact Foundation which invests in innovative, scalable solutions to the world’s most pressing needs. They talk about his family, the impact they’ve had on him, and how the things he has learned from his parents have influenced the way he built his business. Where you come from and the people who are important to you, shape the way you see the world and approach work. Jim shares how this has been true for him on this episode of More Than Profit. To learn more about Access Ventures check out our website, accessventures.org.
33:32
March 10, 2020
Innovation And Empowerment With Rose Afriyie
On this episode, Bryce talks with Rose Afriyie, executive director of mRelief, a non-profit that helps people sign up for food stamps. They discuss the experiences that shaped Rose and how they have led her to make decisions that impact her work and life. From interning at the White House, to writing for Time, to now working to provide access to healthy food for people who don’t have it, Rose has lived by a few simple but strong principles. She dives into what those are on this episode of More Than Profit. To learn more about Access Ventures check out our website, accessventures.org.
24:41
March 10, 2020
New Capitalism With Jean Case
On this episode, Bryce talks with Jean Case, the first female chairman of the National Geographic Society and CEO of the Case Impact Network and Case Foundation. They discuss the parts of her story that might not show up on her bio that have helped inform who she is and why she does what she does. For a woman from a town called Normal, her story has been far from normal. Bryce and Jean talk about her childhood, and the series of pivots and failures she faced before her career success, what new capitalism is, and what it means to her. To learn more about Access Ventures check out our website, accessventures.org.
22:23
March 10, 2020
Introducing More Than Profit
More Than Profit is a new podcast from Access Ventures that asks investors, entrepreneurs, leaders and more about life, work, and living with purpose. Each week, Access Ventures' founder Bryce Butler interviews a person who lives for more than profit. Bryce and his guests will share personal stories about what it's like to succeed, what it's like to be a leader, and how to live and work with a purpose that is more than just the bottom line. Listen to our new trailer and preview what's to come on season one of the podcast. To learn more about Access Ventures check out our website, accessventures.org
02:43
February 26, 2020