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Disaster Response & Entrepreneurship for Good with Jesse Levin from TACTIVATE

Released Monday, 10th December 2018
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In episode 31 of the WHOA GNV Podcast, we talk with Jesse Levin founder of TACTIVATE, a company that brings entrepreneurial solution engineering to global disaster zones and strategies from the military special operations veteran and disaster response communities to rapidly launch startups. 
3:04 - Jesse Levin Origin Story 
6:00 - Do you get bored easily? 
6:22 - Where are you at now? #tactivate 
8:03 - Tell me how Tactivate is different than a traditional response team. 
10:25 - What did that mean for Puerto Rico when you guys went in there? When you enter into a disaster zone, what's the first thing that enters your mind?
14:35 - Once you figured out what to do, how long did it take before things were up and running? 
15:41 - How do you pay for these efforts?
17:26 - How big is the team that you took to Puerto Rico? 
17:53 - These are former special ops guys? 
18:40 - Where do you find your team? 
19:41 - What happens to the funding businesses that are funneling you cash? Have you ever lost one of those funding businesses? 
21:48 - #mortarandpistil #proactivereadiness #futureproofing 
25:40 - This is one of the businesses that you used to help fund Tactivate? 
26:31 - How many of these funding businesses are there? 
26:50 - Do you still own a lot of these things or is the strategy very much get it up, get it going, sell it, and take the cash (to fund Tactivate)? 
27:19 - What's the craziest thing you've seen going into a disaster zone? #haiti #disasterzone 
30:39 - After you're done, how do you stay in touch with these people? How do you manage these communities all over the world? 
32:15 - Are there any locations / countries that if a disaster took place you know it would be a disaster and you are trying to look ahead and put plans in place should it happen? 
34:53 - What's been your biggest lesson as an entrepreneur? 
35:57 - What's the most rewarding part of being an entrepreneur? 
36:31 - #GAINESVILLE 
38:26 - What would one of your pop-up businesses look like here? 
40:00 - We got a timeline on this? 
40:22 - [Jesse to Collin] What about you guys? #scootermafia 
44:11 - Do you guys accept donations or anything? 
47:45 - What's the next phase? 
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