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The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast

The Social Entrepreneurship & Innovation Podcast is a show about the who, what, why, & how of building a better world.

Through interviews and analysis, Cory Ames explores what a vision for a better world can and should look like.

Listen in and let's build a better world, together.

Recent Episodes


#241 - Magic Exists

Nov. 17, 2022

Magic is all around us, whether we are looking for it or not.

Guest: Paul Hawken

#240 - What's Next: Learn. Understand. Love. Protect. Repeat. ∞

Nov. 15, 2022

The Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation podcast is back with exciting, meaningful, and impactful discussions to help make the world a better place!

We’re Taking a Short Break! Here’s Why & When We’ll Be Back

Aug. 23, 2022

TLDR; We're taking a break for September, but will be back in October telling more stories about all things building a better world!

Books Sustainable Living

#238 - How (& Why) to Institute Shorter Work Weeks, with Dr. Alex Pang

Aug. 16, 2022

As one of the leading voices in reducing working hours, Alex is optimistic that we can create a future where people can spend more time with family and friends, do healthy activities, discover new hobbies, and ultimately mak…


#237 - How Business Can Help Get Money Out of Politics, with John McCrea of American Promise

Aug. 9, 2022

In any political election—especially major ones, such as the upcoming midterm elections in the United States—it’s important to know where the money to fund various campaigns is coming from. As citizens, we should also unders…

Guest: John McCrea
Environment & Climate Food Regenerative Agriculture

#236 - How to End the World's 'Hurricane of Hunger' in One Generation, with Roland Bunch of Better Soils, Better Lives

Aug. 2, 2022

The world's hunger crisis continues to worsen, affecting millions of people globally. Most people refer to this problem as a result of climate change, but the reality is that roughly 80% of the problem is caused by soil, a…

Guest: Roland Bunch

About the Host

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Cory Ames

Founder, Grow Ensemble

Cory is a social entrepreneur, writer, and student. He is the Founder & CEO of a Grow Ensemble, a media and education company that amplifies the work of social entrepreneurs and purpose-driven business leaders to accelerate the change they wish to make in the world.

At the age of 20, Cory dropped out from Gonzaga University to aggressively pursue a professional career in digital marketing. In 18 months Cory went from part-time Project Manager Assistant to CEO of a then multi-million dollar marketing agency with over 20 full-time employees. Cory grew up in Washington State and has traveled through multiple countries including; Spain, Argentina, Mexico, Ecuador and now lives in Boston, MA with his incredible wife and their rescue pups, Milou and Roo.

Cory has spoken at a conference of 250 business owners in Bangkok, Thailand and Google Campuses in the Austin area on effectiveness, well-being, and fulfillment in work.

Cory is an ambitious student. He is conversationally fluent in Spanish, reads voraciously and enjoys writing and thinking. Also, he loves to travel and see more of the world.