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#10 – Jacob Vahr Svenningsen and perpetually shovelling climate shit

Startup42 Media August 19, 2019 50


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  • fast_forward 00:00:38 – – Jacob’s Intro
  • fast_forward 00:03:00 – – The Wild West of Denmark
  • fast_forward 00:05:40 – – Need to leave Copenhagen
  • fast_forward 00:07:00 – – A mixed background growing up
  • fast_forward 00:08:45 – – The Other Copenhagener
  • fast_forward 00:10:40 – – Looking for adventure through the newspaper
  • fast_forward 00:14:15 – – Growing up playing golf leads to living in Tuscany
  • fast_forward 00:15:45 – – Hospitality Managers are Jack of All Trades
  • fast_forward 00:18:40 – – Dreams of being a golfer?
  • fast_forward 00:19:50 – – The Advantages of being a Tall Danish Guy in Italy
  • fast_forward 00:22:30 – – Moving on from Italy
  • fast_forward 00:23:10 – – Lessons from the Golf course solves climate challenges
  • fast_forward 00:24:45 – – Shovelling Climate Shit
  • fast_forward 00:25:50 – – PART 2
  • fast_forward 00:26:20 – – What climate shit is there?
  • fast_forward 00:28:30 – – How the ocean can be a carbon sink
  • fast_forward 00:30:45 – – Can we farm enough from the oceans?
  • fast_forward 00:33:00 – – Why have we overlooked the oceans?
  • fast_forward 00:34:40 – – Microplastics in the oceans are overblown.
  • fast_forward 00:37:30 – – Human’s climate actions are tainted by emotions
  • fast_forward 00:38:40 – – BAMBOOOOO!!!
  • fast_forward 00:40:40 – – Repurposing plastic waste
  • fast_forward 00:42:20 – – The need to hit critical mass
  • fast_forward 00:43:30 – – The need to make niche products for pushing sustainability
  • fast_forward 00:44:30 – – The Western Jutland Litmus Test
  • fast_forward 00:45:50 – – The breakthrough of organic products in Denmark
  • fast_forward 00:49:40 – – How to change Uncle Scrooge
  • fast_forward 00:50:50 – – Women are the drivers of purchasing decisions
  • fast_forward 00:52:15 – – PART 3
  • fast_forward 00:52:45 – – The origins of eGro in Africa
  • fast_forward 00:55:25 – – How a Pea in Africa changed Jacob’s life
  • fast_forward 00:57:10 – – How can you chase something that you personally won’t be able to achieve
  • fast_forward 00:59:15 – – Parallels between eGro and Tesla and fighting the same mission
  • fast_forward 01:01:20 – – The beginning of the industrial industry put a lot of pollution in the world
  • fast_forward 01:02:55 – – Is this the key generation?
  • fast_forward 01:04:40 – – We need to hit the tipping point on awareness
  • fast_forward 01:06:45 – – Connecting the African Farmer and the Western World
  • fast_forward 01:09:40 – – The Need to educate people and bring them on the market
  • fast_forward 01:11:40 – – Peanuts that will save the world
  • fast_forward 01:14:30 – – How to deal with the rising consumer class
  • fast_forward 01:16:30 – – Organic products are overpriced for the wrong reasons
  • fast_forward 01:17:30 – – How to move from farmers to forestry
  • fast_forward 01:18:40 – – eGro Projects Globally
  • fast_forward 01:22:15 – – What Jacob would have done differently

In this weeks episode, we get to sit down with Jacob Vahr Svenningsen, the founder at egro.dk and get to hear his story from the highs of winning with the school football team and dropping out, to finding his path in using his talents to make his mark on the climate change reversal.

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