Discover more from Superpowers for Good
Batman of Social Impact, Impact Cherub Club and Upstart Scooter Co.
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Devin Thorpe interviews Mohan Sivaloganathan, CEO of Our Turn, on the Superpowers for Good show.
Mohan is a social justice advocate working towards changing education and empowering students.
Our Turn aims to help students discover their agency to shape their future and create a just and thriving education system.
The organization trains young people to be effective storytellers, advocates, and changemakers.
They tell the stories of young people to understand their experiences and aspirations for the future.
Our Turn turns the tables on decision-making by helping young people shape their own efforts and campaigns to bring about tangible changes in the education system.
Mohan provides an example of student leaders presenting at a school board conference to discuss authentic student engagement and participatory budgeting.
The organization focuses on individualizing education and breaking away from the one-size-fits-all approach.
Mohan identifies his superpower as "troublemaking" and emphasizes the need to shake the status quo through voices, action, and culture.
He shares an example of using his troublemaking superpower to inspire and motivate leaders after the 2016 presidential election.
As we gear up for the 1:00 PM Eastern, September 18, meeting of the Impact Cherub Club, we invite you to join us. The club is an informal gathering of friends who meet up to review impact investments everyone is eligible to make and virtually anyone can afford. We share responsibility for completing basic due diligence before making investments. No one is required to invest.
There are no dues or fees to participate, and I don’t touch the money. When members invest, they do so directly for their own accounts. We benefit from new members only by the fresh perspectives they bring. Please join us!
AI Episode Summary
Devin Thorpe interviews Emil Nnani, the CEO and founder of Boaz Bikes.
Boaz Bikes is a new alternative to the traditional scooters found in cities.
Boaz Bikes was created to solve the safety problem associated with scooters.
The design of Boaz Bikes makes them safer than traditional scooters, with a lower center of gravity, an open deck, larger tires, turn signals, side mirrors, and a basket for personal items.
Boaz Bikes also focuses on equity, offering discounted rides for people on government assistance and ensuring access to transportation for underserved communities.
The company works closely with communities, obtaining permits and stationing hubs in areas with transportation needs.
Boaz Bikes is currently raising money on Wefunder.
Emil’s superpower is his persistence and refusal to quit.
He shares his own experiences and uses them as examples to motivate and coach his team.
Emil's family and the investment already made in Boaz Bikes were his driving forces during a challenging time in his effort to raise venture capital in Silicon Valley.