Tag: Startups

The Bootstrapped VC – BeVisible – Andrea Guendelman

Andrea Guendelman, Co-founder + CEO of BeVisible, takes us inside the company culture of a startup driving change in the Latinx professional community, empowering men and women to embrace the strengths, and transcend the limitations, of their cultural heritage to...

/ November 6, 2017

Why the #FundAFounder Crowdfunding Campaign Is What Minority-Led Startups Need!

Whether you’ve been following diversity in tech in the news or not, the stats about diverse founders raising capital has been low compared to their white counterparts. Female-led companies made up just 4.94% of all VC deals in 2016. Even...

/ October 23, 2017

Diversity And Inclusion Leader Spotlight: Mawulom Nenonene

By Jared Karol In today’s Diversity & Inclusion Spotlight, we hear from Mawulom Nenonene, D&I Consultant and Talent Acquisition Advisor at Thumbtack, a company that matches customers who need projects completed with qualified, local professionals ready to get things done....

/ April 17, 2017

Bonus notes from Arlan: "Entrepreneurship is messy, and that’s OK!"

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Arlan gives her thoughts on the daily nuances and imperfections of entrepreneurship, how she handles the bigger challenges at Backstage, and how self-care can make you a better founder. Bonus notes from Arlan: “Entrepreneurship is messy,...

/ April 17, 2017

The Best Podcasts Focused on Diversity in Tech

According to Edison Research, 21 percent of Americans have listed to a podcast, which is up from 12 percent in 2013. 64 percent people say they most often listen to a podcast on their mobile device, which is up from...

/ April 14, 2017

Bonus: Exciting news! Backstage has acquired the Mission & Values podcast!

[unable to retrieve full-text content]This bonus episode is from the Mission & Values podcast hosted by our Producer, Bryan Landers. Listen in to hear Arlan and Bryan share how Backstage and Mission & Values are joining forces to feature exceptional...

/ April 3, 2017

4. "It was like a No Air! Bnb" (Arlan's fireside chat at the Black & Brown Founders Conference)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode, join Arlan at a fireside chat live from the Black & Brown Founders conference in San Francisco, March 20, 2017. https://blackandbrownfounders.com/ Aniyia Williams, CEO of Tinsel Tweets by operaqueenie Tara Reed, CEO of...

/ March 25, 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

3. "The BBQ flavored Backstage Capital Podcast" (live from SXSW)

[unable to retrieve full-text content]In this episode, join Arlan, our Crew, several of our Headliners (Backstage portfolio founders), and some other awesome folks at an invite-only event hosted by Backstage Capital at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Black & Brown Founders...

/ March 19, 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