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#75: Shaping Lives Through Entrepreneurship Pt. 1

Joseph Fortuno (far left) at the White House

Joseph Fortuno (far left) at the White House

A common aim of starting a business is to make money. But others use entrepreneurship for social innovation. What does this look like and how can it be done? Find out how the CEO’s life was changed by starting a business. Evan and Todd talk with Joseph Fortuno–winner of the Junior Achievement-Microsoft Social Innovation Award. He visited the White House in November, 2015 as part of National Entrepreneurship Month. You can find out more about Joseph at josephsworld.net.

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Todd Yuzuriha and Evan Wilson

Evan is a senior research analyst and principal at Pacific Crest, a top technology boutique investment bank. He leads the firm’s coverage of the Internet, social media and games. He was recognized in Institutional Investor‘s All-American Research Team in the leisure (2005, 2007-2010), software (2005, 2007-2011) and Internet (2011) categories. He frequently appears on CNBC and at industry conferences, and is often quoted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg. Evan graduated from Linfield College, where he studied finance and computer science and was an Academic All-American.

Todd is passionate about personal finance and began investing at age 12. He retired as Vice President of Engi-neering for Logitech, where he led product development of the company's audio and video game products. Previously he was Senior Vice President of Engineering for Labtec, Senior Director at Sharp Microelectronics, and Engineering Manager at Tektronix. Todd has a bachelor's degree in engineering from Stanford, a master's degree in engineering from the University of California at Berkeley, and an M.B.A. from the University of Portland. Todd is married and has 3 children. He serves on the boards of Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, Washington and the Fort Vancouver Regional Library District and plays trumpet.