Meet Sam Polk, CEO and Author: Join us for a lively 30-minute fireside chat, as Sam inspires entrepreneurs, but also gives the hard lessons of what it takes to be an entrepreneur with a heart in a room full of Sharks from NY to Hollywood and how not to drown. Stay for Q&A section where you the audience can asks the intriguing questions.
Sam is Co-founder and CEO of Everytable, also the founder and Executive Director of the non-profit Groceryships. Prior to becoming a social entrepreneur, Sam was a hedge fund trader on Wall Street. After noticing families in low-income areas struggling with access to healthy food, he started Groceryships, a non- profit working at the intersection of poverty and obesity.Read More
Sam Polk, a former hedge fund trader, the author of the book For the Love of Money, cofounder and CEO of Everytable, a social enterprise that sells fresh, delicious meals at prices everyone can afford, and the founder and Executive Director of Groceryships, a nonprofit that helps low-income families struggling with food-related illnesses like obesity and diabetes.
For The Love of Money is about his awakening to a new definition of success, one that includes an intentional contribution to the world. On Wall Street , he pursued his personal ambitions. And while he haven’t forsaken those, he came to understand that fulfillment comes from doing work he care about, that improves the world, and helps people who need it.
Sam's mission is to help foster inclusive capitalism that works for everyone. Believing that businesses are for solving problems, but they’ve become something that creates problems by externalizing costs and funneling all their profits to those at the very top. He wants to be part of creating a new economy that harnesses the dynamism of capitalism and also fosters the connectedness of a true democracy in which every vote and every voice counts the same.
Sam graduated from Columbia University in 2002 with a BA in English and hold the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation. His writing has been published in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, the Huffington Post, and CNBC.com.