The Boiling Point Podcast

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Jenna discusses with Greg and Dave how she created the name Pickle Planet, and the importance of bringing a community together.
  • Jenna explains the meaning behind Project Nice List and how she spreads kindness and positivity during the Christmas season.
  • She also spoke about the kindness challenges that she has created through her social media platforms that challenges people to do a simple task each day for 30 days that creates a positive impact for people to enjoy during the holidays.
  • Listen in on this episode to hear Jenna Morton chat with Greg and Dave about how she plans to continuously spread kindness with Pickle Planet and Project Nice List.

BIO:

  • Jenna Morton launched her platform Pickle Planet in 2016 in the Greater Moncton Area, with a mission to connect parents together.
  • She set out with a goal in mind to start up Project Nice List by cutting through the noise of Christmas and reconnect with simply spreading kindness through the season.
  • Jenna continuously strives to send positive vibes with her projects and strongly encourages collaborations through the holiday season.
Direct download: The_Boiling_Point_-_Episode_174_-_Jenna_Morton.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 12:38pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Greg and Dave interview Craig Kielburger, one of the Co-Founders of WE Day.
  • Greg and Dave bring special guests Kaiya Hemmings and Liam Vale onto the show to ask Craig Kielburger some questions about the WE Day event.
  • Craig talks about what inspired him to start WE Day and discussed how WE Day has grown into what it is, and how it is continuing to grow while making a positive impact on the world.
  • Listen in on this episode to hear Craig Kielburger further discuss to Greg, Dave, Liam and Kaiya about the amazing WE Day event and the difference it creates to make the world a better place.

BIO:

  • Craig Kielburger alongside with his brother Marc Kielburger are the Co-Founders of WE Day, which is an organization for kids to help change the world with a positive impact.
  • They set out on a bold mission over 20 years ago to work with developing communities to free children and their families from poverty and exploitation. 
  • Craig and Marc have continued to create this positive impact for the world while expanding their vision to connect them with global issues and social causes, and partnering with schools to inspire young change-makers from within the classroom.
Direct download: TBP_-_WE_Day_Episode_-_Craig_Kielburger.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:33am EDT

THIS EPISODE:

Greg explains to Dave how he met Walter in West Bronx in New York at the  Andrew Friedman Home at a social venture event for entrepreneurs. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Freedman_Home .

Walter explains how important it is to help others with an incarcerated past and help them change their habits and embrace entrepreneurship. 

His business, Pen & Pistol, started as a leather craft company, founded by Ralphy Dominguez, who was formerly incarcerated and wanted to reinvent himself. He and his partner Ralphy did this by building a business from the leather craft skill Ralphy learned in prison. 

BIO:

Walter Escobar, operates his business with his partner Ralphy Dominguez in West Bronx in New York. Ralphy left prison with nothing but a new skill and a powerful yearning for the dignity that comes from building a business. Today, Walter, Ralphy and team hand make minimal leather accessories like wallets, cardholders, bracelets, belts, etc. Their products are made from repurposed leather that would otherwise end up in a landfill. Their main mission is to hire former felons and inspire them to create a positive road for themselves.

 

LINKS:

Pen & Pistol - Lifestyle/Leatherworks

Website 

Email for Walter walter@penandpistol.com

Instagram  

Facebook

Twitter 

Direct download: The_Boiling_Point_-_Episode_172_Walter_Escobar.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 9:06pm EDT

IN THIS EPISODE:

  • Greg and Dave interview Matt Webber, the voice of the introduction to The Boiling Point as well as the master of Post Production behind 150 episodes.
  • Greg met Matt in Halifax when both of them returned to the Maritimes, Matt let it be known that he was willing to work for free to learn about film so Greg took him in and made him his executive assistant for a year. They went together to MIPCOM and Real Screen. He also helped on the series Kardinal Sinners.
  • Matt talks about running a computer store, studied journalism and now operates a restaurant/pub outside Halifax called Edible Matters.
  • They laugh about the great time the three of them had producing 150 episodes.

BIO:

Matt is Co-owner of Edible Matters with his father Ed in Hammonds Plains, Nova Scotia since 2012. He is also the famous former Producer of the Boiling Point Podcast for 150 episodes. He was a Co-owner of the Flying Cow, a restaurant publication started in 2006. Matt has also been a Licensed Real Estate agent since 2012. 

Matt received his bachelor of Journalism from the University of Kings College in 2014.  He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (English/Psychology) in 2006 from Saint Mary’s in Halifax. He also graduated from Atlantic Media Institute in 2004 with a Media Arts Diploma.

LINKS:

LinkedIn Matt Webber

Edible Matters’ Twitter

Edible Matters’ Facebook

Edible Matters’s Yelp

Edilbe Matters’ Tripadvisor

Direct download: The_Boiling_Point_-_Episode_171_Matt_Webber.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:03pm EDT

Bio: 

  • Dana is a lifelong learner and radical doer with a passion for bridging the skills gap between education and industry.
  • He combined his interests in social entrepreneurship, education technology, and HR to set himself on a path to improve education and recruitment systems.
  • Dana launched Riipen, an online educational platform that enables schools to provide meaningful project-based experiential learning at scale.

This Episode:

  • A first on The Boiling Point, Dave and Greg used Facebook Live.
  • Their guest, Dana Stephenson from Vancouver, B.C., chats about his path to his current business.
  • Riipen is a company that is currently helping students access real world education for schools across America .
  • Dana speaks about how many schools are being added.
  • He also describes his transition from an entrepeneurship class in high school to building a company helping students.
Direct download: The_Boiling_Point_-_Episode_170_Dana_Stephenson.mp3
Category:entrepreneurship -- posted at: 10:14am EDT

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