Category: Interviews

Naji H. Kelley and Paul O'Brien

BLNDED Founders | Naji H. Kelley

We had a blast chatting with Paul O’Brien of MediaTech Ventures for his podcast in The Startup Studio at Galvanize Austin. Naji. H Kelley, CEO of BLNDED Media, enjoyed the opportunity to catch everyone up on BLNDED’s vision, what BLNDED is...

/ January 3, 2018

BLNDED Founders Series | Sophie Kwok

In our ongoing series on BLNDED Founders, we spoke with Sophie Kwok, founder and CEO of Love Intently, a member of the second cohort group of DivInc, a 12-week pre-accelerator championing diversity located at Capital Factory in Austin Texas. If you’re interested in building...

/ June 29, 2017

Technology and the Tunisian Revolution with Lina Ben Mhenni

A look at the intersection of technology and revolutionary change, with a conversation between Lina Ben Mhenni, a Tunisian blogger who rose to prominence during the Tunisian revolution of 2011, who was nominated for the Nobel peace prize, and POCIT’s own...

/ May 2, 2017

BLNDED Founders Series | Christa Freeland

Meet Christa Freeland, Cofounder/Managing Director of Switch Cowork, a network of unique workspaces with everything you need to get work done. Switch has two locations in Austin, TX at Trackside in East Austin and a recently opened location at Rebel Pizza in North...

/ April 21, 2017

#18 How to Pitch Your Idea | 7 Elements + Examples from Decks that Raised $400M+

What’s the worst thing that could happen if you tell people your idea? They don’t even get your idea. Today, I’m walking you through a structure and content outline that will make them get your idea.Click on the links at...

/ April 21, 2017

#17 Austin’s Global Development Initiatives + The Austin-Pakistan Connection | Alicia Dean + Dr. Umar Saif

Share this on Twitter! Share this on Facebook! UPDATE: iTunes isn’t showing this episode for some reason. Talking to support right now 🙂 in the meantime, listen to Alicia and Umar Saif on my SoundCloud RSS Today, I’m sitting down with...

/ April 7, 2017

#16 Intro to Building a Business | Marc Nathan

If you want to start a business, the first question you ask yourself is this: Where do I start? And the questions keep snowballing.Should I tell people my idea?How do I know my idea is good or not?If I don’t...

/ March 24, 2017

Episode 69 – Paola Mata

iOS Engineer at BuzzFeed Coalition for Queens Alum www.paolamata.com / www.madebylatinas.com What made you decide to work in the tech industry? I was initially in an administrative/office management roles. It wasn’t planned. I started a blog, and I became interested in learning...

/ March 23, 2017

Episode 68 – Christella Dolmo

Mobile Engineer at KickStarter Coalition for Queens Alum What made you decide to work in the tech industry? Initially, I was pursuing a career in accounting. I declared it my major at college. After an accounting internship, I decided it...

/ March 12, 2017

#15 A Frank Discussion on Race + Blackness | Jordan Sterling

“America isn’t racist, that’s what we heard when Obama was President.” Yeah, let’s not talk about race. It’s impolite. Yeah, let’s not talk about race. There’s no point in bringing up such a controversial topic.⠀⠀Yeah, let’s not talk about race....

/ March 10, 2017