This process teaches people how to operate and communicate more effectively and is the foundation for developing entrepreneurial mindsets through an experiential learning process (like how you learn how to swim or ride a bike). This process encourages people to take action, because actions create outcomes, and outcomes create results or opportunities to learn.
5% To Change The World
For every $100 students like you spend at GoodCrowd.school, we donate $5 to nonprofits that help to advance our mission of eradicating extreme poverty, improving global health and mitigating climate change by 2045.
- $1 goes to CHOICE Humanitarian to fight extreme poverty in the developing world, using their "Self Developing District Model" for helping villages and entire communities lift themselves out of poverty.
- $1 goes to Rotary International to fund its effort to eradicate polio. That $1 is enough to deliver one life-saving dose to an at-risk child.
- $1 goes to CoolEffect.org to fight climate change. Every dollar not only offsets more than 100 kilos of carbon but also supports projects with other benefits, such as helping families acquire clean cookstoves that improve their health and economic status.
- $2 go to other projects we support, including scholarships for disadvantaged youth.
When you take courses at GoodCrowd.school, you not only learn how to change the world, you actually do!
About the instructor
Robert Bell is an entrepreneur with a passion for helping people produce incredible outcomes and impact. He believes a key to that is developing entrepreneurial mindsets, which has the power to transform people to make the world work better for everyone.
Robert’s career began after receiving a BS in Mechanical Engineering in Unconventional Oil & Gas exploration and production. After a decade he transitioned to clean energy and designed an implemented large utility demand-side management (DSM) / Energy Efficiency programs. From there he moved toward his new found love of entrepreneurship after earning an MBA and worked in academia as one of the University of Utah's youngest Principal Investigators and Executive Director of the Energy Commercialization Center (ECC); one of five regional ecosystem clusters in partnership with the Department of Energy. Robert has worked with entrepreneurs and start-ups as the Metro Director for the Clean Tech Open and as a director of the University of Utah's Foundry program.
Robert co-founded Sustainable Startups, an entrepreneur and business incubator located in Salt Lake City, Utah. Sustainable Startups is a non-profit organization whose mission is to educate, support, and inspire entrepreneurs to move their ideas to action and turn action into outcomes. We focus on supporting entrepreneurs rather than businesses because we believe better people build better businesses.
Over the past five years, Robert has led Sustainable Startups and worked with hundreds of entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have gone on to create businesses that fight pollution, tackle homelessness, and a recycling program for orthopedic medical devices to help start solving the global health crisis.
Currently, Robert works as a Venture Partner at Ideaship, a venture fund focused on helping startups own the idea behind their business and create valuable IP. Robert is also an executive coach and specializes in growing high-performing teams and transforming company cultures, most recently creating and managing cultural transformation for a $5 billion annual revenue generating company headquartered in Utah.