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?
48:56 - If someone hears this and they want to help and team up, can they contact you? Subscribe to this channel and be informed when a new episode releases: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCW1tLSw2Z5MB6Yebj…
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