Grit & Growth Podcast with Stanford GSB

Grit & Growth Podcast

Meet intrepid entrepreneurs from Africa and South Asia, hear their stories of trial and triumph, and gain insights and guidance from Stanford University faculty and global business experts on how to transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Each episode is a unique opportunity to hear about recent discoveries, get practical business tips, and learn proven leadership strategies from some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners. Listen and subscribe wherever you get your podcasts.

Introducing: Grit & Growth

Masterclass on Early Stage Financing

A masterclass on raising capital, featuring Zach George, general partner at Launch Africa Ventures and cofounder of Startup Bootcamp Africa. Zach provides honest, practical advice on what founders really need to focus on to attract and secure the right investors.

Early Stage Financing

Meet Arun Iyer, CEO of Alpha Direct Insurance Company, and Zach George, general partner at Launch Africa Ventures, and learn what it takes to transition your funding from friends and family to angel investors and venture capital.

Mindful Leadership

Meet Faraz Ramji, founder of Norda Industries and Mindfulness Coach, and Leah Weiss, Stanford GSB lecturer, to hear why mindfulness and emotional intelligence should be part of every entrepreneur’s skillset.

Navigating a Business through Crisis

Meet Likitha Maddukuri, CEO and cofounder of Terra Greens, and Baba Shiv, Stanford GSB professor of marketing, and hear how unprecedented adversity can create incredible opportunity … when you have the right mindset.

Meet the Host

Executive Director, Stanford Seed
Darius Teter is executive director of Stanford Seed, a Stanford Graduate School of Business-led initiative that partners with entrepreneurs in emerging markets to build thriving enterprises that transform lives. Darius has held leadership positions at Oxfam America, the Asian Development Bank, and with the U.S. government where his experience included advising governments on economic policy, developing human rights programming, and financing infrastructure megaprojects across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. All the while, he remained intrigued by the human experience and our universal drive towards growth and prosperity.