Welcome to “The Process” a new audio series from Dr. Michael Gervais and Finding Mastery.
In this series, we’re going to learn about The Process: What really goes on “in the thick of it,” for those on the pursuit of mastery?
In this first season, we’re going to follow Kairos and their CEO Alex Fiance.
Kairos is a global community of fellows, founders & advisors that work together to identify society’s most pressing challenges and then build and fund new solutions to address them.
They focus on areas where outdated industries and governments are failing to meet our communities’ needs.
Over the course of the next 6 months, we’re going to learn about young entrepreneurs tackling the worlds biggest problems – what are some of the biggest problems? How do they find the entrepreneurs they believe can solve them? How do they determine which companies to invest in? And we’ll dig into the mindset of these entrepreneurs.
Young people have the ability to make a big difference and we’re going to learn from some of the brightest minds of the next generation.
Episode 1: Introduction to Kairos
On the first episode of “The Process,” Alex Fiance shares some background on his upbringing, why he’s always been interested in supporting entrepreneurs, how Kairos was formed, and why they are focused on “problems worth solving.”
Episode 2: Picking The Right Company To Invest In
Alex shares they’ve made a new investment in a company called iBeat, a smartwatch that continually monitors your heart rate, oxygen levels, and blood flow for life-threatening emergencies.
Topics discussed include why they chose to invest, their process for determining if a company is the right fit, what Alex believes are the most important traits for an entrepreneur to have and answers a few questions from the Finding Mastery Tribe.
Episode 3: Tim Hwang, CEO of FiscalNote
Alex updates us on the recent public launch of one of their companies, Cera, who offer a personalized home-care solution to the aging population, allowing elderly people to live where they are most comfortable and happy.
We then get to learn from Tim Hwang, the founder of FiscalNote, a Kairos company.
Tim shares why he cares about making societal impact and how his merging interest in technology and politics was the impetus for Fiscal Note. We discuss his company’s values, the biggest mistake he’s ever made, and why entrepreneurship is about the intersection of risk and passion.
Episode 4: Andres Blumer and Bruno Ocampo-González, co-founders of Mi Águila
On the 4th episode of The Process, Alex Fiance updates us on the latest happenings with Kairos and discuses the challenges they are currently facing: having to make investment decisions at a faster rate than ever before and the pressure that comes with it.
We then get to learn from Andres Blumer and Bruno Ocampo-González, co-founders of Mi Aguila, a company that is rethinking workforce transportation in Colombia and Latin America. Andres and Bruno believe their technology platform can help solve the transportation issues that plague their local market. They share what they believe are the most important qualities for any entrepreneur: persistence, emotional intelligence and self awareness and also discuss the challenges of building a company in Colombia.
All episodes will be available on the main Finding Mastery podcast feed. Subscribe here.