Social Entrepreneur

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001, Yoav Lurie, Simple Energy


For Yoav Lurie, an early experience with life and death created a sense of urgency to make an impact. Today, Yoav is the founder and CEO of Simple Energy. Simple Energy is a software as a service that is taking on climate change by changing how millions of people save energy. Their customers save enough energy on a daily basis to power a small city.

In this episode, Yoav describes his startup path from an early sense of justice, through the Techstars accelerator, and several pivots of their business.

 

Mentioned in this podcast:  

  • Simple Energy: http://simpleenergy.com/ 
  • Simple Energy on Twitter: https://twitter.com/SimpleEnergy 
  • Yoav Lurie on Twitter: https://twitter.com/yoavlurie 
  • Do Cool Sh*t: Quit Your Day Job, Start Your Own Business, and Live Happily Ever After http://amzn.to/1iITwCQ 
  • United Nations Conference on Climate Change, COP21, Paris, November 30 through December 5, 2015: http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/en 
  • Techstars: http://www.techstars.com/ 
  • Camp Kesem: http://campkesem.org/ 
  • The Redwoods Group: http://www.redwoodsgroup.com/ 
  • Benefit Corporations: http://www.bcorporation.net/ 
  • Teach for America: https://www.teachforamerica.org/ 
  • Data.gov 
  • Recovery.gov


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 2015-11-07  47m