A PODCAST BY BLACK & BROWN FOUNDERS

Rewriting the Playbook

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We get it. This tech game is harder to win as a person of color, especially if we're playing by the same rules as our counterparts. Simply put, the rules of the game are not written for people who come from certain backgrounds. If we want to join in, we have to rewrite the playbook.

Join Black & Brown Founders on the journey from ideation to revenue generation and beyond. Your hosts, Aniyia Williams and Deldelp Medina, are here to explain the rules of the game and how to build a badass tech business against all odds.

 

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Season 1 | Episode 1

What does "Hustle" mean to you?


About this Episode

Oh hay! We’re kicking off our first season by sharing interviews from our #HustleHouse event at SXSW. Get to know about us and listen to Black and Latinx tech leaders share their definition of “Hustle”. Featured voices (in order of appearance): Patrice Drayton, Marilyn’s Secret; Andre Davis, Humble Genius Media; Chris McLemore, Kapor Center for Social Impact; Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette, Huston-Tillotson University; Francesca Escoto, Startups for Social Change; Chinedu Enekwe, Affiniti VC; Ogden Payne, For The Students Tour; Minda Harts, The Memo; Michael Henderson, A Tribe Called Brunch; Jordan Hayles, The Radical Brand Lab; Jasmine Edwards, Facebook; Yscaira Jimenez, LaborX

*Note: this podcast may contain some adult language! 


Referenced on this episode

Black & Brown Founders
Providing Black and Latinx founders with community, education and resources for building tech companies when they’re cash-strapped.
blackandbrownfounders.com  |  @bbfounders

Azlo
A no-fee small business banking account for a new generation of entrepreneurs.
azlo.com  |  @azlonow

Backstage Capital
A VC fund investing in underestimated founders, founded by Arlan Hamilton.
backstagecapital.com  |  @Backstage_Cap


Credits

Executive Producer: Aniyia Williams
Editor & Producer: Alejandra Martinez
Hosts: Deldelp Medina, Aniyia Williams
Theme song by: Madison McFerrin
Podcast Cover Photo: Jason Lorne Giles
Background Photo: Michael Meadows

 
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Season 1 | Episode 2

How to launch when investors ain’t writing checks


About this Episode

So you want to start a tech business... but your cash is a little tight. How do you get from idea to revenue when your resources are limited? Do you pitch investors right out of the gate? How does venture capital work, anyway? In this episode, Aniyia and Deldelp share a model for getting your business off the ground when you’re broke. 

*Note: this podcast may contain some adult language! 


Referenced on this episode

Black & Brown Founders
Providing Black and Latinx founders with community, education and resources for building tech companies when they’re cash-strapped.
blackandbrownfounders.com  | @bbfounders

Azlo
A no-fee small business banking account for a new generation of entrepreneurs.
azlo.com  | @azlonow

Zebras Unite
Zebras Unite calls for a more ethical and inclusive movement to counter existing startup and venture capital culture. Aniyia Williams is a co-founder, along with Mara Zepeda, Jennifer Brandel, and Astrid Scholz.
zebrasunite.com  | @sexandstartups

Tara Reed
Tara is the Founder & CEO of Apps Without Code, a business school to help you launch your startup idea.
appswithoutcode.com  | @appswithoutcode

Danielle Leslie
Danielle is an online marketer and founder of Culture Add Labs, which helps companies and individuals uncover their “Culture Add” and launch profitable products online.
danielleleslie.com  | @danielleleslie

Lisa Hellebo-Morales
Lisa is an entrepreneur, seasoned product strategist, and creative director with a career that spans 20+ years helping companies. She founded The Worldwide Supply Chain Federation.
lisahellebo.com  | @lisahellebo


Credits

Executive Producer: Aniyia Williams
Editor & Producer: Alejandra Martinez
Hosts: Deldelp Medina, Aniyia Williams
Theme song by: Madison McFerrin
Podcast Cover Photo: Jason Lorne Giles
Background Photo: Sharon McCutcheon
 

 
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Season 1 | Episode 3

Entrepreneurship, Legacy, and Systems


About this Episode

We’re sharing more goodness from Hustle House. In this episode, you'll hear protips on pitching investors, thoughts on building wealth in the innovation economy, and insights into the side hustles of celebrities. Featured voices (in order of appearance): Mandela SH Dixon, Founder Gym; Ramona Ortega, My Money My Future; Ogden Payne, For The Students Tour. 

*Note: this podcast may contain some adult language! 


Referenced on this episode

Black & Brown Founders
Providing Black and Latinx founders with community, education and resources for building tech companies when they’re cash-strapped.
blackandbrownfounders.com  | @bbfounders

Azlo
A no-fee small business banking account for a new generation of entrepreneurs.
azlo.com  | @azlonow

Founder Gym
Founder Gym is an online training center for underrepresented founders who want to build successful tech startups.
foundergym.com  | @foundergym

My Money My Future
MMMF gives you trusted guidance and useful tools all in one place so you can make smarter financial decisions.
mymoneymyfuture.co  | @ramonaortega

For The Students Tour
For The Students Tour creates educational programming to provide college students with unique access into the music business in the form of speaking engagements, workshops and panel discussions with industry professionals.
forthestudentstour.com  | @ogdenpayne

 


Credits

Executive Producer: Aniyia Williams
Editor & Producer: Alejandra Martinez
Hosts: Deldelp Medina, Aniyia Williams
Theme song by: Madison McFerrin
Podcast Cover Photo: Jason Lorne Giles
Background Photo: Michael Meadows
 

 
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Season 1 | Episode 4

“Broke Too Long” Business Models with Tara Reed


About this Episode

In this episode, we nerd out with serial entrepreneur, Tara Reed, on launching companies, building apps without code, making money as a kid, and optimizing your business for revenue from day one. If you want to know how to make tech work for you instead working for tech, listen up. 

*Note: this podcast may contain some adult language! 


Referenced on this episode

Black & Brown Founders
Providing Black and Latinx founders with community, education and resources for building tech companies when they’re cash-strapped.
blackandbrownfounders.com  | @bbfounders

Azlo
A no-fee small business banking account for a new generation of entrepreneurs.
azlo.com  | @azlonow

Project NorthStar
Project NorthStar is a 3-day tech conference that provides connections, education, and opportunities for current or aspiring entrepreneurs and professionals from the Black and Latinx community. 
northstarphl.com

Tara Reed
Tara is the Founder & CEO of Apps Without Code, a business school to help you launch your startup idea.
appswithoutcode.com  | @appswithoutcode


Credits

Executive Producer: Aniyia Williams
Editor & Producer: Alejandra Martinez
Hosts: Deldelp Medina, Aniyia Williams
Theme song by: Madison McFerrin
Podcast Cover Photo: Jason Lorne Giles
Background Photo: CJ Storey
 

 
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