Tag: Startups

Episode 67 – Mike Lee

Sr. Engineering Manager at Khan Academy BS in Computer Science from WPI: Worcester Polytechnic Institute  ionified.net What made you decide to work in tech? Problem-solving. Specifically, problem-solving with little costs for exploration. I was really attracted to solving problems with...

/ February 13, 2017

What Happens When You Join An Accelerator?

Three months ago, we decided to have Homads become a part of the first cohort of Div Inc, a 12 week pre-accelerator focused on championing diversity in the tech startup ecosystem. We had done well in building relationships with key...

/ February 9, 2017

BLNDED Origins

The idea for BLNDED Media was born out of my frustration working in corporate America combined with an eagerness to present entrepreneurs of color as examples of inspiration. I worked as a client support specialist in the IT department for...

/ January 23, 2017

Some Lessons From Fundraising.

Here are a few lessons I picked up raising our seed round for Amaliah.co.uk. [All the investor quotes are genuine but anonymised]. 1. Don’t be put off Investor: “I simply believe that what you are doing is going to fail”...

/ January 18, 2017

Hidden Figures – The True Story.

Behind the ‘Hidden Figures.’ “I counted everything: the steps, the dishes, the stars in the sky” – Katherine Johnson It’s the holidays, and with a huge pool of new film releases, there is one that stands out this year. This...

/ December 29, 2016

Episode 66 – Mopewa Ogundipe

Software Engineer at Khan Academy Carnegie Mellon University, Computer Science & Robotics   What made you decide to work in tech?  My two older brothers introduced me to engineering. They’re both engineers and I grew up watching, and eventually joining,...

/ December 6, 2016

Episode 65 – Kalimah Priforce

Headmaster CEO of Qeyno Labs http://www.priforce.com/   “Kalimah Priforce is just a kid from Brooklyn committed to eliminating barriers to a child’s greatest potential as the Headmaster CEO of Qeyno Labs. Qeyno became industry leader for the inclusive innovation ecosystem...

/ October 26, 2016

BLNDED Media, Listed As One of The 150 Finalists for 50 on Fire!

Austin is a dynamic city with a business culture that is always drawing comparisons to the coasts, whether we want them or not. Here’s the thing — the fact that Austin, a metro area of 2 million, is drawing these...

/ October 20, 2016

The Privilege of a Runway

picture courtesy of #WOCinTechChat written by Devin Dixon If you had one year of living free of bills, what would you build, what company would you start, or what problem would you solve? The issue is critical because of some today’s...

/ October 6, 2016

Episode 64 – Karla Mickens Cole

Product Designer at Facebook Tell us a bit about yourself and what you do? My name is Karla Mickens, and I’m a product designer at Facebook. Originally born and raised in North Carolina, and went to college at Virginia Commonwealth University....

/ September 30, 2016