Profiles of Purpose: A Stanford Seed Docuseries

Seed Entrepreneurs: Profiles of Purpose

Meet the entrepreneurs behind the Seed Transformation Program. Their stories of struggle and success embody Seed’s mission, working together to bring prosperity to their regions. Watch the series and be inspired.

Profiles of Purpose Intro: The Problem Solvers
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The Problem Solvers
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Hear from leaders filled with passion and purpose — equally committed to growing their businesses and improving their communities and the world.
Profiles of Purpose: Health for All
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Health for All
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Shuchin Bajaj of Cygnus Hospitals shares how he is working to provide access to quality, affordable healthcare to small communities in North India.
Profiles of Purpose: Flowers in the River
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Flowers in the River
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Ankit Agarwal, Founder of Phool, shares the story of the flower recycling business he created and the impact it is having on the Ganges River in India
Profiles of Purpose: Clear as Water
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Clear as Water
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Samuel Appenteng of Joissam Ghana, a water services and civil works company, shares his vision for bringing clean water to people across West Africa.
Stanford Seed Profiles of Purpose – Fundamental Right with Sriram Gopal, Founder & CEO, Future Farms
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A Fundamental Right
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Sriram Gopal, Founder & CEO of Future Farms, shares how he is working to increase access to affordable, clean food in India.
Profiles of Purpose: Making A Difference
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Making A Difference
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Wandia Gichuru, founder & CEO of Vivo Activewear, a women’s fashion brand in Kenya, hopes to inspire the next generation of women in business.
Profiles of Purpose – Constance Swaniker
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The Art of Transformation
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Constance Swaniker, owner of Accents & Arts, the leading Ghanaian metal and woodworking company, talks about the power of art to transform lives.
Profiles of Purpose – Elsie Dogbegah
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Yes She Can
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Elsie Dogbegah, owner of Home Fresh Foods, an agro-processor of African ethnic foods, shares her passion for creating a woman-centric business.
Profiles of Purpose – Afolabi Abiodun
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The Boy From the Streets
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Afolabi Abiodun, CEO of SB Telecoms, explains how failure and tenacity turned his business, life, and community around.
Profiles of Purpose – EniIbukun Adebayo
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An Ace Entrepreneur
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Eni Ibukun Adebayo, founder of CleanAce Dry Cleaners, explains how he’s expanding his family business and developing entrepreneurs through training.
Profiles of Purpose: A Tough Nut to Crack
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A Tough Nut to Crack
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Frank Omondi shares how his company improves the lives of smallholder farmers by managing the value chain of products like macadamia nuts for export.
Profiles of Purpose: The Ills of the Community
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The Ills of the Community
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Dr. Albert Mburu of Generics Africa Ltd. shares his vision for improving health equity in communities across Africa.
Profiles of Purpose: “What About My People”
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What About My People?
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Lerang Selolwane, co-CEO of Lucient Engineering in Botswana, shares his personal journey and vision for his country.
Profiles of Purpose: Back from the Ashes
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Back from the Ashes
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Ramji of Norda Industries reflects on the struggles of operating a business and shares the unique brand of impact he hopes to have on the world.
Profiles of Purpose – Femi Oye
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Putting Safety on the Front Burner
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Femi Oye, owner of GoSolar Africa, shares his story of inventing smokeless cook stoves after watching his grandmother die from inhaling toxic smoke.
Profiles of Purpose – Ehi Binitie
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Africa’s Silicon Valley
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Ehi Binitie, co-founder of Rancard, shares his journey of solving phenomenal problems that many parts of the world never get to see.
Profiles of Purpose – Victor and Abiola Oduguwa
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How to Feed a Nation
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Abiola and Victor Oduguwa, co-founders of Nation Feeders, share the secrets to their marriage, business, and vision for feeding the nation with jobs.
Profiles of Purpose – Patricia Zoundi Yao
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A Business With Soul
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Patricia Zoundi Yao, founder and CEO of Quickcash, tells how failure fueled her ambition, impact, and success.