Sandra Ponce de Leon

Sandra Ponce de Leon is a Columnist at Grit Daily. She is a veteran start-up executive who has launched and supported companies through several successful exits. She has a broad marketing background that crosses consumer and business markets. As a tech passionista, she has a focus on blue-tech and also covers topics such as blockchain,  SaaS, health-tech, mobile, iOT and AI. She is a startup adviser and outsourced CMO that leads corporate marketing activities to fuel growth. Sandra's long history in Silicon Valley has enabled her to forge friendships and business relationships with the industry's top tech leaders and influencers which inform much of her extensive body of work including the Popping the Bubbl podcast, and contributing to #LatinaGeeks where she actively writes about emerging tech trends.

Profit Meets Purpose at Latest “Tech4Nature” Encounter

Are we entering a new era of innovation where profit meets purpose? Or is that just drinking the Kool Aid? In Silicon Valley and beyond the world of technologists are turning their attention to the critical issues our earth and oceans face, ushering us into a new era of innovation. An era with a purpose and an intention to remedy much of the damage we’ve caused to the Earth as a result of industrialization and unchecked corporate growth. Gigi Brisson, has been doing her part to advance...

Adrian Grenier on Why Environmentalism is a Spiritual Journey

Adrian Grenier shares how environmentalism is a spiritual journey. I had a lovely sit down with Adrian Grenier at the recent Planet Home event in San Francisco. Adrian and I have a shared passion for saving the ocean and his organization The Lonely Whale is focused on saving the oceans in three ways:  Bringing scalable solutions to market that are creating new business models that minimize environmental impact. Empowering youth through education and community activism. Sparking viral global...

Jeremy McKane Using Superpowers for Ocean’s Good

What happens when the artist can no longer sit back and play the passive observer in his creations but becomes compelled to become part of the art itself? That much happened to Jeremy McKane, a former startup executive, turned artistic photographer that realized creating stunning photography was not enough, he had to do more to inspire action, create innovative solutions and unite a fragmented ocean community to work together to improve our oceans’ health. I had a chance to speak with Jeremy...

Alternatives To Plastic Are On The Rise

Alternatives to plastics are on the rise, and that’s a good thing! We’ve all heard the sobering and depressing statistic that by 2050, there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish, which is not surprising considering we are dumping the equivalent of one garbage truck of plastic into the ocean every minute. Annually, over 300 million tons of plastic are produced and 50% of that is meant for only a single use, such as the plastic utensils used for a take-out meal or the top of a...

Are we Entering a New Era of Regeneration?

Regeneration is a relatively recent idea that has been gaining traction amongst climate action circles worldwide. In contrast to sustainability, which aims to maintain a state that avoids continued depletion of natural resources in order to keep ecological balance; regeneration refers to restoration, renewal, and growth. In other words, regeneration does not sustain, but rather improves upon the previous state. The idea originally took hold with regenerative farming practices, which are a set...

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