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Season 9 | Episode 59

The Design Of Social Entrepreneurship and Global Connector: Meet Andy Stoll

2 minutes

Design Of LogoAndy Stoll is the guy you want at your dinner party if you’re looking for some serious entrepreneurial wisdom mixed with a dash of world-traveler intrigue. As a Senior Program Officer in Entrepreneurship at the Kauffman Foundation, he’s got a cool $25 million philanthropic portfolio to work with, all in the name of strengthening entrepreneurship and innovation across the United States. This Omaha native with family roots in a small Japanese farming community in western Nebraska embarked on a four-year solo trip around the world, visiting a whopping 40 countries. He’s been inspired ever since, founding not one, not two, but six entrepreneur-focused companies over the past two decades. Throughout his career, Andy has collaborated with industry leaders such as Steve Case, Paul Allen, and Tony Hsieh. He’s now considered one of the leading national voices on how cities can build more vibrant and equitable entrepreneurial communities. From working in Bollywood to living in a mud hut village in Zambia, and even teaching apple pie making on Armenian National television, this guy’s life is like a travel documentary of experiences. He also moonlights as a photographer, sometimes chef, and cooking class instructor. You might be asking yourself…Is there anything this guy hasn’t done? We’re not sure, but we can guarantee that he’ll bring some serious insight and a good story or two to any podcast he’s on. Don’t miss out on hearing from this multi-talented entrepreneur.