Building the future with Felecia HatcherCreated to transform the perception of minority innovation and increase the number of venture-backed, minority-led firms across the country. Code Fever has an innovative and demonstrated approach to increasing exposure to STEM fields through Career Jams that take students from low opportunity areas into the offices of major Tech Companies, as well as digital literacy and Full-stack development training bootcamps. Our adult programs offer training, and a minority entrepreneurship pipeline that builds national and regional capacity to attract new capital, increase regional deal flow, and generate additional support for early and late stage entrepreneurs of color.
Startup Growth Pains, Marketing Strategies, Buying & Selling Companies with Wil SchroterHow do I get more customers? How do I scale my business? I want to start a business, but just don't know where to start? How did this person get millions of customers and make millions of dollars and have a such a massive impact on the world? Some of these entrepreneurs are very well known, and some not known at all and that’s the cool part! Here I will share with you our best interviews from Foundr magazine showcasing this persons processes, failures, critical lessons learnt and actionable strategies showing YOU how to build a successful business.
Everette Taylor – How a 17-year-old who was homeless in HS rose to become the CMO at SkurtEverette Taylor is not just any 27-year-old. Don’t be fooled by his age. To date, Everette built four companies including GrowthHackers.com, which he co-founded with Sean Ellis, Millisense Marketing Consulting, and GrowthPub. He is currently the Chief Marketing Officer at Skurt, a mobility startup delivering rental cars-on-demand. Additionally, he was recently announced as the National Brand Ambassador for the NASA Startup Initiative and has been honored as a Social Influencer of the Year by Black Enterprise.
Walker Williams, Teespring cofounder and CEOLearn how they got started, what went wrong, what surprised them, and what happened as their companies grew.
Ask Jason PT1: Investing strategies, women in entrepreneurship, bootstrapping to success &moreCalacanis, a podcasting pioneer, gives you an insider's look at what's happening in the tech industry with his trademark blunt style and good humor.
From Idea To Acquisition With Chinedu EcheruoThe first time I met Chinedu was in a coffee shop in New York City. We sat down and discussed ideas, but it wasn't a typical idea chat. Chinedu ran me through his process and it was fascinating to hear how detailed he was, he truly understood the customer for each product he was running me through. Chinedu is a master at bringing an idea to life, just look at what he was able to do with HopStop. In this interview, Chinedu takes us behind the scenes on how he was able to think of HopStop and how it eventually was acquired by Apple. We don't stay on the surface, we dig deep. Chinedu reveals how he wasn't a coder so he gives us tips on how to find a developer early on like he did. We get the pros and cons of outsourcing, and how to budget for your app. We learn: - How and why to get a technical advisor vs a technical cofounder - How to balance your side hustle with your main job - How much an idea is worth - How to stay motivated when things are looking down - Why keeping an inspirational group of friends is key to your success - What he does every morning to get his day started productively - Knowing when to fire yourself - Should you build companies just to sell them?
We’re Just Trying to Grow Episode 3 with Dawn DicksonIn this episode, we talk to connector and entrepreneur Dawn Dickson. This business woman is all about her community and empowerment. Dawn is Co-Founder and CEO of Solutions Vending International., a software solution that makes vending machines smart. Her innovative first venture, Flat Out Heels, even helped women stay comfortable post club by selling flat shoes in vending machines! Here for it. Take a listen as the problem-solving Dawn shares why she is taking on cannabis, and offers some great lessons for newbies on riding the entrepreneurship wave. Dawn's startup life advice: 1. Trust yourself. It's so important to go with your gut. If you believe that something is greater than you, trust it. We don't listen all the time. Listen. 2. It's definitely a marathon, not a sprint. You know, they say it takes 10 years to be an overnight success. That's true. I'm living it now. 3. Understand that you need to pace yourself and celebrate every little every small victory. 4. Absorb every bit of information--every criticism, every rejection, every bit o praise, every perspective, and read as much possible.
a16z Podcast: Tech and Entertainment in the ‘Era of Mass Customization’Imagine, for a moment, an alternative universe: One where Netflix got disrupted by some other streaming-content company that made its DVD rental business irrelevant. But that's just a counterfactual. What happened instead is that Netflix cannibalized (or rather, "hybridized") its own core business to make room for a more strategic one given where the tech was going.
- Posted on November 26, 2018
E878: Founder.University #StartupTuneup: 9 co’s get feedback from Jason & Kirby Harris Base VenturesPosted on November 26, 2018
- Posted on November 26, 2018