Astrid Scholz is a nonprofit executive turned tech entrepreneur and the Managing Director of Sphaera. In this episode she discussed her journey from leading Ecotrust, a nonprofit to actually becoming a tech entrepreneur in her 40s. We discuss several important topics about business, but Astrid also talks about a lot more.
Dr. Astrid J. Scholz is Managing Partner and CEO (“Chief Everything Officer”) of Sphaera, a system design and technology firm dedicated to co-creating global, distributed, democratic infrastructure for mobilizing data, innovations, and capital to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Astrid was previously President of Ecotrust, a conservation-based development organization with $150M in AUM, where Sphaera was incubated.
Astrid is a founding director of the XXcelerate Fund, a revolving loan fund and mentorship program created for and by women entrepreneurs that is piloting in her home state of Oregon, USA.
She is also a founding director of Zebras Unite, a growing global community of founders, investors, and allies who are creating a more ethical, inclusive, collaborative, and sustainable approach to building businesses. Astrid holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews, the University of Bristol, and the University of California, Berkeley.
Astrid talks about a lot of things in this interview. Here are specific things you’ll learn:
and so much more!
Astrid’s interview is available in audio.
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Special thanks to Astrid Scholz for taking time to join me this week!