INspired INsider with Dr. Jeremy Weisz

Albert Swantner is an award-winning maker. With a master’s degree in mechanical engineering and a software background, he is able to create products bridging these disciplines. Albert has led projects with companies like Adidas, FOX, Charity Miles, Moxxly, Socrative, and his own angel-funded startup Sway Water, among others. His work has earned companies like Charity Miles a Webby and a SXSW Interactive award, and his work has been covered by Wired UK, The Today Show, Forbes and Fast Company.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Albert Swantner.
  • [2:30] Albert talks about giving back and his partnership with Big Brother, Big Sister.
  • [5:30] What was it like working in a food pantry?
  • [7:30] Albert talks about how he got involved with “Latinitas,” a nonprofit magazine.
  • [8:30] The lowest point in business for Albert.
  • [10:00] How did Albert get the entrepreneurial bug? Albert’s proudest business moment.

In this episode…

What drives thriving business leaders to start giving back to their community once they’ve reached a degree of success? Can they really make a difference? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur Albert Swantner. Albert shares his story and why giving back to his community means so much to him. He also opens up about some significant low points and high points in his career as well as how he caught the entrepreneurial bug in the first place. You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Albert!

As a business leader, where does giving back to the community fit into your plans for local engagement? Have you had success in this area? Is it an area you haven't put very much time or resources into? Should every organization feel obligated to give back to the community? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Albert Swantner as he explains how he gives back to his community and where that desire comes from. For Albert, the concept of giving back is rooted in his upbringing, his father is a Lutheran minister. From working at a food pantry for several years to working with Big Brother Big Sister, Albert takes this aspect of his life very seriously. To hear more about Albert’s story and the amazing organizations he works with, make sure to listen to this episode!

For you, what was that moment that signaled a major milestone in your business career? Was it the first time you saw someone in public with your product that you didn’t know? Was it being able to hire someone to take the daily pressures of the job off of your shoulders? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Albert Swantner. Looking back at all the ups and downs of his journey, Albert is most proud of the first time he walked into his local grocery store and saw a random customer drinking a bottle of Sway Water. Albert has a lot of great insights to share about all the low points and successful moments of his journey, make sure to learn them on this powerful episode!

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