One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Demetrius Bethea | Founder of ClassroomTen & Philanthropist

ClassroomTen focuses on the future of work. We are passionate about building a global community of businesses that prioritize work life balance and the quality of life of their employees. Remote and hybrid work can seem difficult to companies who have worked from the office for decades or longer and we create a simple process with our technology to help them accommodate businesses with remote workers giving them more time with their families, more time working on their hobbies and more time doing the things they are passionate about outside of work. Read more>>

Caleb Fuery | Entrepreneur, Artist, & Free Thinker

9300Empire was born with one goal in mind: To change the way the world views creation. Each component of the brand takes an innovative approach to bringing various products to the world. Read more>>

Shengwei Zhou | Digital Artist & Film Maker

I am currently creating digital art works especially animation by utilizing natural elements and recycled materials and converting these things into my characters and settings in animation. I believe this is a good way to highlight the beauty of our nature, our blue planet and our community. Because it will inspire others to convert some so called daily waste into artistic works, installation art or stop motion animations. Also it will bring the environmental issues to the public awareness in a more artistic way. Read more>>

John Hansbrough | Employee Benefits Consultant

Everyone grows up in a somewhat unique household; I grew up surrounded by pictures of pretty gnarly burn injuries and surgeries. That being said, I can’t say that’s exactly the reason I went into healthcare. While those pictures didn’t gross me out (I was a little boy, I was fascinated!), they didn’t make me want to become a doctor or nurse. I found my way into healthcare in a different way. Read more>>

Whitney Lauritsen | Podcast host, digital marketing advisor, well-being creator & web3 enthusiast.

Much of my work centers around inclusivity, specifically by making everyone feel welcome and valued. It’s common for people to get stuck in the comparison trap and focus on external measurements. Not feeling good enough can lead to shame, depression, loneliness, and other mental health challenges. Many people feel like they don’t fit in because of perceived differences. That’s why I started well-being coaching and created a private community rooted in social safety. Read more>>

Cynthia Vivar | MA, PPS, REALTOR®

Thanks for asking that- I love this question. My belief is that the purpose of any job or career is to contribute to society. As a REALTOR®, my sole focus is to faciliiate the enhancement of people’s quality of life and helping them achieve their American Dream- whether it is by Selling a home, Buying a home, or Leasing a home. Real Estate is very near and dear to my heart- as Realtors we are facilitators in allowing others to enter a transaction which pertains to the very land and soil that we live in. Read more>>

Leola Davis | Queer facialist

Pansy Esthetics is a business that centers and focuses treatments and skincare knowledge specifically for LGBTQ+ communities and allies. Esthetic and beauty industries often overlook or exclude queer and trans people and I wanted to create a space that was welcoming and inclusive! I also spend my time talking about how to make services and treatment rooms inclusive and accessible so that no one is left behind or feels like an afterthought. I hope these are all steps in helping to make a more inclusive industry overall! Read more>>

Silvia Askenazi | Dance Instructor and Organizer

Tango San Pedro is a Tango Argentino dance studio where people come to learn and dance the Tango. The close embrace so characteristic of Tango dance is beneficial for our health since our brain produces oxytocyn when we are so close to another human being. When we learn this dance, also, we need to use our coordination, balance and we need to be alert and present to communicate with our partner. I think that something that is beneficial for an individual , in the long run is beneficial for a community , in this case the community of dancers. Read more>>

Erik Klinger | Level Up Jiu Jitsu Founder & Financial Advisor

My business started as a passion project in Los Angeles where I began teaching Brazilian Jiu Jitsu to children and adults in the West L.A. and Santa Monica area. I called it Level Up because I wanted people to “level up” their life through positive mindset and confidence building skills, that would lead them to a holistic and optimal life experience. Eventually this grew into an idea of helping people in underprivileged areas around the world to do the same. I started by bringing uniforms, mats, and supplies to a student of mine who was teaching Jiu Jitsu to children in his village in a mountainous region in Guatemala. Read more>>