Sanjay Lobo MBE

“There’s some horrible sacrifices in the first few years to get it to a place where it’s got to survive…”

Today’s 40 Minute Mentor epitomises what it means to be Tech for Good. 

We’re joined by Sanjay Lobo MBE, the Founder & CEO of OnHand – the all-in-one tool to engage your team in volunteering and environmental action. 

Dubbed the ‘Uber of volunteering’, OnHand lets employees learn and take action on the issues that matter. 
You may even recognise Sanjay from his recent appearance on BBC’s Dragons’ Den, where he successfully secured investment from FOUR dragons. 

Here’s what we talk about in today’s episode:

➡️ Finding his path to entrepreneurship [04:02]

➡️ Moving from law into tech [06:58]

➡️ How Parkinson’s disease became Chapter 1 of the OnHand story [11:05]

➡️ Engaging employees in volunteering and environmental action [13:45]

➡️ The significance of a great team in a scaling business [15:08]

➡️ Managing stress and pressures as a Founder [16:38]

➡️ Business benefits of company-wide volunteering opportunities [22:08]

➡️ Advert: More about JBM [25:36] 

➡️ A Behind the Scenes look at Dragons’ Den [27:10]

➡️ Working with the Dragons after the show [29:31]

➡️ Advice for other Founders looking to get on Dragons’ Den [31:13] 

➡️ Dealing with increased media attention [32:29] 

➡️ Applying to OnHand [35:10]

➡️ Audience Question: Advice for anyone starting their volunteering journey [38:51]

Helpful links:

➡️ Connect with Sanjay: 

➡️ Find out more about OnHand:

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