Awaken Our Lives with David Trotter

Episode 011
“Crowdfunding to End Human Trafficking”
Joe Schmidt –

Joe Schmidt -

Welcome to the “Awaken Our Lives with David Trotter” podcast. As many of you know, we are currently focused on producing the IN PLAIN SIGHT campaign to help sex trafficking in the United States. We are working in concert with Hope for Justice, and the resources will be released by Word Entertainment on 12.23.2014. As part of this project, I’m co-executive producing a documentary film and music album as well as co-authoring a 31 day group study guide. In the process, I’m meeting many leaders who are working to eradicate this issue, and I want to introduce you to some of them in the weeks ahead.

TODAY’S GUEST: Joe Schmidt – founder of Audacity Factory and

This week, I had the opportunity to connect with Joe Schmidt, and you’re gonna want to listen to this entire interview. After selling his own company –, he became the Sr VP and CMO of during the time in which the company went public. During our conversation, he talks about the process that he and his wife went through that ultimately led him to quitting his job and starting Audacity Factory – mashup think-tank/incubator focused on highly under-served humanitarian issues. Their first project is – a unique crowd funding platform specifically focused on human trafficking, and you’ll hear all about it.



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