On this episode, I talk to the dynamic Kimberly Bryant of BlackGirlsCode. Kimberly was a professional biotechnology engineer before founding the program and has been recognized by Oprah Winfrey and Toyota for her work during Oprah's The Life You Want tour. She's been commended by the White House as a tech champion, and has been profiled by Forbes, MademeNoire, Marie Claire, and CNN.
Part 2 features a discussion with Semil Shah, a VC at Haystack Fund on his ideas on minority tech entrepreneurship, and his thoughts on how we might find solutions to issues in investment capital.
On this episode, I chat with Navarrow Wright, CEO at MaxLev Solutions and co-founder at Global Grind which he founded alongside Hip Hop Pioneer Russell Simmons. We discuss the complexities of getting young minorities interested in tech and STEM education.
On part 2, JJ McCorvey, an editor at Fast Company Magazine. We discuss his work covering technology companies, and his cover story which featured Walker & Company founder and CEO, Tristan Walker.
On part 3, I chat with Maryanna Quigless who is founder at TiltFit about getting introduced to technology and Silicon Valley, and black female founders.
On this episode, I chat with Jon Gosier, an investor at Third Cohort Capital, Serial Entrepreneur, and past TED Fellow. We talk about music studios in Atlanta, international experiences, and investing in startups.
On part 2, Alaxic Smith, cofounder at Communly, an online platform which allows users to unite in virtual communities with others who have similar interests. We discuss his startup journey and education.
On this episode, I chat with co-founder and VP of Growth at Balanced, Jareau Wade. We discuss financial technology (FinTech) startups, getting more kids involved in technology, and ramble a bit about our history with the music industry.
Part 2 features Lo Toney, a venture capitalist at Comcast Ventures. He spent time as the chief executive officer at Learnstreet that provided online education for computer programmers. He was also the executive in charge of Zynga Poker at Zynga. We talk about startup funding, Miles Davis and Rachmaninoff, and his journey in technology.