Aaron Tartakovsky is the co-founder and CEO at Epic CleanTec. Epic CleanTec is revolutionizing the future of water and sanitation. Buildings worldwide use 14% of all potable water and very few buildings recycle it. Epic CleanTec is creating a patented on-site treatment technology that quickly converts building wastewater solids into a high-quality soil product. This carbon rich and endlessly renewable soil can be used to grow crops, enhance gardens, and beautify green spaces. Learn Aaron’s recipe for being an Epic Entrepreneur.
[:01] Carley Hauck introduces herself as the founder of Living Well Awake, the new Shine podcast, and her upcoming new book — Shine- Ignite your inner game to lead consciously at work and in the world, available March 2020.
[2:16] Carley introduces Aaron Tartakovsky, co-founder and CEO at Epic CleanTec who is working to shine the light in his work efforts.
[5:30] If things aren’t right in the world, you have to act to make the change. Aaron shares how he is doing just that with Epic CleanTec and beyond.
[12:33] The on-site wastewater treatment process at Epic CleanTec starts with replicating water as it is treated in nature.
[19:36] Rethinking human waste options by creating carbon rich fertilizers may seem ‘yucky’ but it has the potential to replace fossil-fuel based fertilizers being imported from overseas.
[25:23] Aaron’s daily practice of gratitude has kept him aligned with what really matters in his life and work.
[29:26] How Aaron finds his center through the ups and downs of entrepreneurship and developing a new business.
[32:39] What does Aaron love so much that he is willing to fight to protect it? Family and community are at the top of his list.
[35:33] Winning the 2018 Global Climate Action Summit gave Epic a platform and the validation to continue moving forward.
[40:14] The future of Epic CleanTec includes commercial and residential high-rise building installations in downtown San Francisco.
[42:20] Aaron’s inspiration include Kathy Fields of Proactiv and Rodan + Fields and his own mother, who runs the Jewish Family Social Services Agency in San Francisco.
[48:30] The value of finding balance while working hard and taking time to cherish those you love.
[53:56] Aaron’s call to action for anyone that is venturing into entrepreneurship starts with not taking yourself so seriously, taking risks and trying new things.
[58:40] Aaron’s final piece of advice is about taking better care of water because it affects everything and everyone.