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21st Century Visionary

44 EpisodesProduced by Sanat SinghalWebsite

21st Century Visionary is the go-to podcast for young entrepreneurs, leaders, and changemakers building the future. The podcast is hosted by Sanat Singhal, an 18-year-old kid with a vision to connect young people with the content and community to dream an inspiring vision for society and make it a r… read more

44 Episodes | 2020 - 2021

Joe Wehbe on community building principles, why education today is like domesticating a cat, and his dream of a simple life for all

December 18th, 2021


Joe Wehbe is a facilitator, working on innovating education, non-linear & exponential career pathways, self-awareness, and accelerating the next generation of mission-led founders, writers, and creatives. Joe is the …

Yash Tekriwal on Designing kickass personalized learning experiences at scale

December 10th, 2021


Yash Tekriwal (@tekondeck) is the Ed-tech entrepreneur behind Lectureless, a collective of the best learning designers, no-code tools, and coaches to …

Author Proby Shandilya breaks down the lessons startups can learn from successful sports teams

November 16th, 2021


Today's guest is the insightful Proby Shandilya. Proby is an incoming undergraduate student at New York University studying sports management and he …

Biotech Entrepreneur Anthony Mooz on breaking into tech, being interdisciplinary, and eradicating neurological diseases

September 24th, 2021


Today's episode features the amazing Anthony Mooz. Anthony is the Founder and CEO of AGE-LESS AI, an AI healthcare company with a suite of products …

Ep. 39 NYU Stern Prof. Cynthia Franklin on key traits of successful entrepreneurs, the real secret to attracting investors, and the importance of foundational knowledge

August 30th, 2021


Today's episode features NYU Professor Cynthia Franklin. Cynthia is the director of entrepreneurship for the Leonard N. Stern School's W. R. Berkley …

Ep. 38 Skip the Traditional Path and Get Ahead with Investor/Author Zak Slayback

August 19th, 2021


Today's episode features the renegade VC and author Zak Slayback. Zak is a principal at the 1517 fund, where he invests in and works with dropouts, renegades, and deep tech scientists at the earliest stages. He also …

Ep. 37 Podcaster Adam Ashton on Growing his podcast to 2 million podcast downloads, Life-changing Business book/lessons, and his "Swiss Cheese" writing process

July 28th, 2021


Today's episode features a personal podcasting mentor, the incredibly well-read Australian Adam Ashton! Adam hosts the top-rated What you will Learn along with Adam Jones, where they break down the key insights from the …

Ep. 36 Billionaire Investor Tim Draper on Why he predicts Bitcoin will reach 250K, How he chooses Investments, and Adapting to Globalization

July 19th, 2021


Today's episode features one of my personal heroes, the prominent Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist with investments in unicorns like Skype, Hotmail, Tesla, Coinbase, Robinhood, Twitch, and SpaceX... Tim Draper. Tim is …

Ep. 35 Wharton Prof. David Erickson on IPO's, SPAC's, Breaking into VC, and Capitalizing on Disruption

June 15th, 2021


Today's Episode features Wharton Finance Professor David Erickson. David is currently a Senior Fellow and Lecturer in the Finance Department and Co-Director of the Stevens Center for Innovation in Finance at The Wharton …

Ep. 34 Summit Co-Founder Ryan Begelman on "Holistic Entrepreneurship", Education and Gap Years, Bootstrapping and Unique Gen-Z Business Opportunities

June 1st, 2021


"I think life is a lot longer than I realized when I was 18. I wish I could go back and elongate each stage and relish the stage I was in because at …

Ep. 33 Justin Nguyen on Podcasting, Content Creation, and Career

May 21st, 2021


Justin Nguyen is an entrepreneur, a speaker, and a podcaster. He’s currently the host of the Declassified College Podcast, an iTunes top 50 podcast …

Ep. 32 Sydney Von Arx on Teaching Coding, Thinking Globally, and Stanford Effective Altruism

April 29th, 2021


Today's episode features the Sydney Von Arx. Sydney is a co-founder and current director of Bit by Bit Coding, a student-led nonprofit located in Portland with a mission is to diversify the community of ponderers and …

Ep. 31 Monica Chen on Dropping out of High School, the Value of Exploration, Factory Farming, and Affecting Social Change

April 12th, 2021


Today's episode features my conversation with the free-spirited changemaker Monica Chen. Monica is the Executive Director of the Factory Farming Awareness Coalition, a non-profit dedicated to educating people about the …

Ep. 30 Vivian Tan on Leading vs. Managing, Preparing for 4 TEDx talks, and Building a Powerful Personal Brand

April 12th, 2021


Today's episode features my conversation with the fascinating Vivian Tan. Vivian is a Social Entrepreneur and Public Speaker. She founded Student SEAS, an organization dedicated to empowering students to navigate the …

Ep. 29 Phiona Mutesi "The Queen of Katwe" on growing up in Uganda's poorest slums, becoming a chess champion and subject of a Disney film, and empowering African souls

March 26th, 2021


Today's episode features the incredibly humble and generous Phiona Mutesi. From living in the streets in the slums of Katwe to learning chess in a Sports Outreach Institute missionary program to becoming one of her …

Ep. 28 Sid Sridhar on building thick skin, teaching impact investing at Berkeley, NFTS and launching his own token, and being yourself

March 20th, 2021


This episode features my conversation with the wise and hilarious Siddharth Sridhar. Sid is the CEO of, the world's largest student-driven conversion series. He is a student intra/entrepreneur studying for a …

Live Event! Ep. 27 Building Your Moonshot for Gen Z with Self-Made Billionaire Naveen Jain

March 10th, 2021


This live episode of 21st Century Visionary in partnership with features the billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain. Despite growing up in a remote village in India, Naveen had the audacity to …

Ep. 26 Tamar Hela on Marketing like a CIA Spy, The Myth of a Linear Career and Saying Yes, Building a 3000+ member community and Personal Branding on Linkedin

February 22nd, 2021


Today's episode features my conversation with Tamar Hela. An entrepreneur based in Shanghai and the COO of the N°1 LinkedIn Marketing Agency, Genius Encel, Tamar helps Fortune 500 companies generate leads through …

Ep. 25 Iris Guo on moving from China to Canada, raising $20,000 to alleviate food insecurity and the job search strategy that landed her internships at Microsoft and Blackberry

February 14th, 2021


Today's episode features Iris Guo. Iris is an international student from China who came to Canada alone with a big dream of changing the world. She found her passion in creating products as a founding member of the …

Ep. 24 Jason Shatsky on Building Community, Talking to Customers, Bootstrapping and Managing your Network

February 6th, 2021


"It's close to impossible to fail if you do what the customers tell you to do."

Today's guest is the ever-insightful Jason Shatsky. Jason is the …

Networking for Gen Z...Seize Every Opportunity (ft. Michael Ioffe, Rohan Gupta, Mark Potter, Jordan Paris, Hayoung Park)

February 1st, 2021


Happy New Year, 21CV listeners! As we embark upon 2021 with Season 2 of 21CV, we wanted to reflect on the key lessons from our previous guests. Personally, I realized that conversations on the podcast inspired me to …

Ep. 22 Prof. Mark Potter on Navigating College Admissions and Finances, The Art of "Informal Networking", and Key Success Traits

January 4th, 2021


This episode features my conversation with Dr. Mark Potter, a Finance Professor at Babson College. Mark has taught at Babson College since 1995, …

Ep. 21 Shantanu Roy on Marketing for Gen Z

December 24th, 2020


This episode features my conversation with Shantanu Roy. Shantanu is the founder and managing partner of Zeta Management Consulting, which delivers …

Ep 20. Wes Woodson on Getting an Advantage over his Anxiety and Publishing his First Book

December 18th, 2020


In this episode, I talk to returning guest Wes Woodson. Wes is the founder and chief storyteller of the hidden company; a modern-day storytelling company that utilizes the power of storytelling through merchandise and …

Ep. 19 Jordan Paris on Designing your Dream Education, Creating Internship Opportunities and Podcasting Pitfalls

December 11th, 2020


Today's episode features the one and only Jordan Paris. Jordan is an author, podcast host, and entrepreneur featured in publications such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, and Men’s Health. Jordan’s podcast, The Jordan Paris Show

Ep. 18 Hayoung Park on flipping sneakers in high school, meeting Drake through his Uber driver, and creating trends with HYP

November 22nd, 2020


Welcome to the one and only podcast designed to empower young people to thrive in the 21st Century. I am your host Sanat Singhal. This episode features my conversation with Hayoung Park. Hayoung is the founder of HYP, a …

Ep. 17 Live AMA! Art Norins on lessons from mentors, overcoming rejection, finding your calling and doing good in the world

November 11th, 2020


Today's episode features my live conversation with Art Norins. Art currently serves as the CEO of RS11, a big data/artificial intelligence company he recently founded that wants to do well and good at the same time (a …

Ep. 16 Live Episode! Young Entrepreneurs Panel at Nebula Summit ft. Michael Ioffe, Wes Woodson and Avni Barman

October 1st, 2020


Hello and Welcome back to the 21st Century Visionary podcast, the one and only podcast designed to empower young people to thrive in the 21st Century. I am your host Sanat Singhal. Today’s episode features a live youth …

Ep. 15 Aradhita Parasrampuria on using bacteria to create sustainable dyes, self-learning microbiology as a fashion student and the future of sustainable fashion

September 23rd, 2020


Today's episode features sustainable fashion visionary Aradhita Parasampuria. As a researcher at Genspace Z, the world’s first community …

Ep 14. Audrey Pe on Starting Witech at age 15, Public Speaking as an Introvert, and Making your own Opportunities

September 16th, 2020


"I believe that in order to get really good opportunities you shouldn't wait for them to come to you, you should make them for yourself." - Audrey Pe

Visionary College Series: Inside Babson College ranked the #1 entrepreneurship university, ft Sumukh Setty and Jason Shatsky

September 5th, 2020


This is the first episode in our visionary college series, where we cover the entrepreneurship education and community at the #1 entrepreneurship …

Ep. 12 Live Episode! Roger Spitz on Future-Proofing our Education, Careers and Businesses in the 21st Century

August 19th, 2020


Welcome back to the 21st Century Visionary podcast, the one and only podcast designed to bring young people the content and community to dream and execute on their inspiring vision for society. In this special episode, …

Ep. 11 Yashvardhan Sharma on overcoming a speech impediment, life-changing advice from an ancient philosopher, and favorite books

August 9th, 2020


Welcome back to 21st Century Visionary, the one, and only podcast featuring the stories of young entrepreneurs and leaders to provide you with the knowledge and inspiration to take action on your vision for society. …

Ep 10. Growing a publication from 200 to 200,000 global viewers with $0 in advertising Part 1, feat Yashvardhan Sharma

July 28th, 2020


"Last month, we hit 140,000 people. I could not have imagined that we would hit that milestone in the entire history of the website."- Yashvardhan …

Stephanie Su on hosting the largest all-women hackathon, partnering with Uber, hosting virtual workshops and the importance of empathy

July 18th, 2020


Today’s episode features the amazing Stephanie Su. Stephanie Su is a rising Bay Area high school senior passionate about technology, business, and …

Rohan Gupta on investing at age 12, connecting with famous investor Tim Draper, teaching finance concepts in India, and starting StreetFins

July 3rd, 2020


Today's episode features the young finance wizard Rohan Gupta. Rohan was 12 when he made his first investment in stocks. Since then, his passion for …

Ep 7. Megan Cui and Mingjie Jiang on running a non-profit, Adapting to COVID-19 and the CS-Ed landscape

June 26th, 2020


Today we are joined by Megan Cui and Mingjie Jiang, co-founders of the organization Execute Big. Execute Big is dedicated to helping more students, …

Ep 6. Wes Woodson on the power of storytelling, partnering with Nike, and starting a movement

June 13th, 2020


Today's episode features Wes Woodson and is co-hosted by Wonho Do, a friend, and an incoming freshman at the NYU Stern School of Business. Wes is the …

Ep 5. Hassan Sohail on winning the Diamond Challenge, being inspired by diapers, and the Biological Revolution

May 29th, 2020


" I have a weird attachment to synthetic biology, which is achieving biological immortality. I want to be a part of this revolution right now and …

Ep 4. Victor Luo on non-profit fundraising, leading older employees as a 20 year old, and reframing failures

May 13th, 2020


"When you're a younger founder, you should really own it... I can tell you that there are certain things that don't come into play with age like your …

Ep. 3: Atte Leskinen on partnering with Nokia, education technology , and building a global brand

May 2nd, 2020


"It doesn't really matter who you connect with at first. But actually talk with people to get to know what they're interested in. What do you think what's needs to be? What needs to be fixed? Get to know your playing …

Ep 2. Michael Ioffe on overcoming rejection, problems with scaling, and learning through text messages

April 24th, 2020


"if you have a certain level of clarity about what you want to do and are very, very clear about what your mission is and how you're going to accomplish it, those ideas tend to be naturally contagious”- Michael Ioffe

Ep 1. Sumukh Setty on finding mentors, "the student card", and empowering others

April 12th, 2020


Sumukh Setty- Finding mentors, "the student card", and empowering others| "It is about how do I create the most value through systems and projects …

Coming Soon: 21st Century Visionaries

April 11th, 2020


Welcome to the 21st Century Visionary Podcast. I am your host Sanat Singhal, a high school junior in the Bay Area focused on making an impact. Every …

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