One of the most rewarding things about getting to know so many entrepreneurs is seeing first-hand how many of them are focused on so much more than just financial results. So many of the folks we connect with are focused on having a positive social impact on their community or the world at large. Check out some of these amazing folks below.

Scott Vineyard | Arizona Area Developer / Business Owner & Mobility Consultant

When I decided to start my own business and leave the security of working for large and small corporations, I wanted to be sure that what I chose would be meaningful in a way that would positively impact others. I was looking for something that would help others and provide me with much more than just a paycheck. My previous job provided well financially so that I could provide for my family and had great benefits such as a matching 401k, pension, and 6 weeks of vacation, but I felt like something was missing. I wanted to find a way to still provide a living for my family while helping others. Read more>>

Braden Yardley | Glove Repairman and Designer

The name of my business is Reglove. It means to recycle baseball and softball gloves. My business provides a valuable service to baseball and softball players. I work on broken ball gloves to allow players, coaches, and fans to get back in the game when their glove breaks. Since 2009, I have repaired thousands of gloves. This has allowed me to see the good and bad of the glove industry. With the knowledge I’ve gained working on gloves, I’ve started another company called Yardley Sports. Read more>>

Sharon Braunling | Investor/ Entrepreneur

I originally got involved in the cannabis industry because I believe in the myriad of potential benefits the plant has to offer. Cannabis has been shown to alleviate pain without the potential for addiction that opioids have. It has been shown to be very beneficial in alleviating PTSD in vets with way less side effects than the antidepressants typically prescribed. Cannabis can help with sleep and is not addictive like other pharmaceutical sleep aids. Read more>>

John R. Gentile | Author & Wildlife Photographer

As an author and wildlife photographer, my mission is to educate, entertain, and inspire. My books of fiction explore our sometimes tenuous relationship with the natural world. I tell stories with flawed, but likable characters who must overcome insurmountable odds to preserve threatened animals and plants, this on a backdrop of rich landscapes. In my writing, I seek to give a voice to those who don’t have one. For ten years, my wife and I led trips to Baja California Sur, Mexico, to put groups of people in close contact with whales and dolphins. Read more>>