Episode 127 | Design Outreach

Summary:

Greg Bixler, Ph.D., P.E., is the Co-Founder and CEO of Design Outreach. D.O. focuses on innovative products that improve the lives of the poor and provide better health, education, and employment opportunities. D.O.’s current flagship project, the LifePump, is helping to solve the global water crisis and bring the many benefits of reliable water to people across Africa and Haiti.
He also teaches engineering courses at The Ohio State University, including appropriate technology for developing countries. He started his engineering career at Battelle where he managed interdisciplinary teams of engineers working on a variety of R&D programs. In 2010, he co-founded Design Outreach. His endeavors have led him to 18 countries—all while serving as CEO of D.O., resident director for the OSU service-learning program, and advisor for the OSU student chapter of Engineers Without Borders.

Milestones:

(00:00:00) Opening remarks
(00:01:18) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:01:49) The SunDown Group
(00:02:11) SHARE
(00:02:35) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package
(00:02:50) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:03:02) Conquering Columbus Intro
(00:03:55) Introduction to Greg Bixler
(00:05:25) Greg’s childhood and upbringing
(00:06:20) Greg’s experience at Ohio State and Battelle
(00:08:30) Greg’s mission trip to Central Asia
(00:10:00) How Design Outreach came to be and Greg’s realization of the water crisis
(00:15:00) How Greg’s career unfolded before LifePump came to fruition
(00:19:10) The process of bringing LifePump to life
(00:30:00) Scaling LifePump around the world
(00:32:30) The model of sustainability for LifePump
(00:34:00) The goals for the next 5-10 years for LifePump
(00:44:50) Live Uncomfortably
(00:46:45) Closing remarks
(00:47:28) Like, subscribe, and share Conquering Columbus
(00:47:53) Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
(00:48:23) The SunDown Group
(00:48:45) SHARE
(00:49:08) The Conquering Columbus Startup Package
(00:49:30) Conquering Columbus Outro

Links:

Greg Bixler
Design Outreach
Facilities Management eXpress (FMX)
SHARE
The SunDown Group
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