Top Entrepreneur Brett Hagler is the CEO and Co-founder of New Story, an innovative nonprofit that builds houses for $6,000 and transforms under-developed slums into thriving communities. Named one of Forbes 30 under 30 entrepreneurs, Brett has funded over 1,000 homes, built 8 communities, and was recently named one of Fast Company’s “Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in the World”. Listen to Brett discuss with Joshua the type of work that goes into making your dreams reality, why he started his non-profit organization, overcoming a teenage cancer diagnosis, and so much more! Check it out!
0:01 – Introduction
4:10 – Journey to entrepreneurship
8:10 – What was it like being a High School Senior and being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer?
10:40 – Do you think that your cancer diagnosis helped you become the person you are today?
13:50 – What brought you into the technology/innovation industry?
16:30 – Do you regret the path that you have taken to get to where you are?
19:20 – How did your trip to Haiti come about? What made you want to go out there to help?
22:40 – Seeing first-hand how terrible the living conditions were in Haiti after the earthquake?
28:00 – Why Brett started his New Story charity
32:40 – How are you able to build houses for $6,000 each? What do those look like?
38:10 – How do you identify what families need homes and where to build them?
40:10 – What’s your overall vision for New Story?
45:00 – Where is the best place to get involved with Brett and New Story?
50:30 – What have been some challenges that you weren’t ready for within your business?
56:20 – If you could give your younger self 2 pieces of advice, what would those 2 things be?
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