On this episode we speak with Bian Li (aka B). B is an entrepreneur, futurist and former investment banker at the intersection of finance, operations, technology and social innovation.
With 15+ years of experience working with hundreds of entrepreneurs of all sizes across 30 countries, she is now the founder of The Hungry Lab, where she specialises in building startups and designing the collaborative value networks and “glocal” ecosystems needed to grow them. She has been a TEDx speaker, appeared in Inc. Magazine and presents frequently around the world. She is a board member and advisor to a diverse array of startups. She is a member of Women in Blockchain and a mentor for Blockchain for Social Impact’s Decentralised Hackathon and Incubator.
B is a certified Rescue Diver and when not at work, you’ll find her scuba diving and raising awareness for ocean conservation. When B grows up, she wants to be a stand-up comedian/professional Latin dancer/anthropologist.
We chat about her work with Hungry Lab, some of the pivots she’s seen due to Covid, also what startups can expect in 2021 and beyond, we talk the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their importance in business and we touch on the notion of purpose and understanding your WHY.
Books that B recommended: