Tap an App for Social Good?

Reach in your pocket or purse, feel around a little bit. What do you come across? Perhaps some crumpled up receipts, a piece of gum or two, maybe a multitude of pens. Oh, and probably some annoying loose change that you never have much use for, right? While that cluttering of coins may be more of a nuisance for the credit card using consumers today, those nickels, dimes and quarters can mean much, much more to a person in need of a meal. In fact, only 50 cents is needed to feed one hungry child for one day. Yes, just two quarters.

How One App is Helping Solve the Hunger Crisis

The widespread hunger in the world is an issue almost all of us are aware of, but that not many take seriously or know how to do anything about. Each year, a shocking 9 million people die of hunger. For one social activist, simply knowing such stats wasn’t enough – action was needed. This …

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Cheryl Clements of PieShell Cult/Tech Transcript

Listen on SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/redcupagency/cheryl-clements-of-pieshell-on-cult-tech

This transcript has been edited for clarity.

Lee Schneider: It’s the Cult/Tech podcast. I’m Lee Schneider. Joining me today is Cheryl Clements, the founder and CEO of PieShelll. PieShell is a crowdfunding platform that emboldens and empowers food and beverage entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

Hey Cheryl, welcome to the podcast.

[00:00:17]

Cheryl Clements: Hi, Lee. Thanks so much for having me.

Lee: First, just tell me a little bit about your background. Why are you the person to be doing this?

[00:00:24]

Cheryl: Oh I love and adore food and come from a long line of what, back in the day, were called hard working women. Now we get fancy names like entrepreneurs. But they were always in the food space and so I’ve always loved that, and I adore technology, and the two of them coming together have worked really well. I’ve worked about 18 years in installing a large software package called SAP. And they always say to take two things that you love the most in a try and make …

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Cheryl Clements Of PieShell on the Cult-Tech Podcast

Joining Lee Schneider on the podcast for this episode is Cheryl Clements, the founder and CEO of PieShell. PieShell is a crowdfunding platform that emboldens and empowers food and beverage entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

For Cheryl, food is personal.Growing up, she spent summers helping her mother run a pie-making business. Aptly named “The Pie Shell,”it was headquartered where all good startups begin: in the family’s basement. It was from her mother that Cheryl learned what it takes to build a successful food operation. More than that, she learned how communities grow around the food that people share. When Cheryl thought of embarking on her own food venture, she saw a crucial need for a crowdfunding platform that addresses the unique challenges of food and beverage entrepreneurs.

Listen here on Red Cup, on SoundCloud, or subscribe on iTunes, Stitcher Radio or TuneIn.

Key Takeaways:

“That is one of the things that crowdfunding leverages tremendously — is that sense of community.” Cheryl at 1:53 “The foodies that follow them and are passionate about finding …

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Laura Lynn Klein on the Cult/Tech Podcast

Joining us today on the podcast is Laura Lynn Klein, an environmental superstar who is co-founder of Organic Authority, a new media company that publishes OrganicAuthority.com and EcoSalon.com.   She launched Organic Authority in 2006 and since it’s become a leading authority on organic life, food and goods. There are a lot of others who have tried to succeed in that space, and lots of competitors, but Organic Authority has found the secret, organic, sauce.

Full show transcript at this link.

Key Takeaways:

“I saw way back when in culinary school just how America’s burgeoning health crisis was directly related to the everyday foods” Laura at 2:15 “I mean consumer activism has really taken hold, and we’ve been, we’ve been able to help kind of pull the curtain back and say look, this is really what’s going on with your food, and readers appreciate that. ” Laura at 3:57 “I think what they really value is going back to transparency. ” Laura at 5:15 “Eco Salon as a little bit broader than Organic Authority. it’s …

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