Startup founder, exec, mentor, and once-in-a-while investor; love to help the ecosystem; latest go-round-@wizelyapp; spotlighting founders @foundersunfound
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE:Trajectory: Startup - Ideation to Product/Market FitA brand new book by entrepreneur and investor Dave Parker. This hot-off-the-presses publication is THE playbook for those at the earliest stages of the startup journey. Or even if you are just contemplating the jump to entrepreneurship. To get this great resource, go to dkparker.com or find anywhere you buy books.In this episode Patrick and Dan discussed:growing up in a Haitian household with 6 older siblingsserendipitous customer discovery in a coffee shopthe dynamics of a diverse founding teamthe attraction of the Pittsburgh tech scenePatrick Paul is the Co-Founder of Ikos, a start-up using data and information to allow property owners to execute and manage the vital, day-to-day tasks of investment property ownership. Patrick was raised with a strong Haitian heritage starting in New Jersey and ending up in Southwestern Florida. He grew up an athlete, ended up going to a military academy, then college, and into the world of finance and real estate. Now based in Pittsburgh, Patrick has helped to transform the modern rental experience with Ikos, along the way raising millions and weathering an industry hard hit by the economic crisis from COVID-19. Make sure to listen to his incredible story.MORE on PATRICK and IKOSPatrick:linkedin.com/in/patrick-paul-2524257aIkos:ikos.rentlinkedin.com/company/ikos-holdings-inctwitter.com/meetikosFollow Founders Unfound: Like and share - help us grow!PODCAST TRANSCRIPT#blackfounders #blackentrepreneurs #founderstory #underrepresented #underestimated #founderAfricandescent #renttech See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE: AfriBlocksThe global pan-African freelance marketplace and collaboration platform.Tell them "Dan sent you" for 10% off your first order. More at afriblocks.comCascadia Cleantech Acceleratorpowered by VertueLab and CleanTech AllianceThis 15-week program delivers mentorship, connections, funding opportunities, and more.For early-stage cleantech startups looking to launch and scale their businesses. Checkout at cascadiacleantech.orgIn this episode Ashlee and Dan discussed:Interning for LeBron JamesHow an awkward networking event gave birth to MixtrozWorking alongside her mom as Co-FounderThe journey from Cleveland to NY to Nashville to BirminghamWhere to find the best rollercoasters in the worldAshlee Ammons is the Co-Founder of Mixtroz, a company that creates serendipity at live and virtual events using real-time surveying along with their unique algorithm.  Ashlee has an amazing journey - from Ohio to New York, Tennessee, and eventually to Alabama. She’s gone from interning with Lebron James to becoming one of the first few African American Women to raise over $1M in venture funding. She's also been named as Entrepreneur Magazine's "100 Powerful Women" of 2019. To top it all off, Ashlee has known her co-founder literally her whole life (spoiler alert, they're related!).Make sure to listen to her incredible story.MORE on ASHLEE and MIXTROZAshlee:linkedin.com/in/ashleeanneammonsinstagram.com/shemixalot87Mixtroz:mixtroz.comtwitter.com/Mixtrozinstagram.com/mixtrozFollow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow!PODCAST TRANSCRIPT#blackfounders #blackentrepreneurs #founderstory #underrepresented #underestimated #founderAfricandescent #eventtech See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE:Cascadia Cleantech Acceleratorpowered by VertueLab and CleanTech AllianceThis 15-week program delivers mentorship, connections, funding opportunities, and more.For early-stage cleantech startups looking to launch and scale their businesses. Applications are open until April 16th. Don't miss out, apply today at cascadiacleantech.org AfriBlocksThe global pan-African freelance marketplace and collaboration platform.Tell them "Dan sent you" for 10% off your first order. More at afriblocks.comSpecial Guest Co-Host: Veronica Parks from Maveron (@VPinVC)In this episode Evan, Veronica, and Dan discussed:Growth from having side hustles as a kidWhy it took years to start Kiddie KreditEvan's three filters to vet investorsHow credit score has such influence but is so misunderstoodWhether Miami really is the next tech hubEvan Leaphart is the Founder and CEO of Kiddie Kredit, a mobile chore tracking app that teaches kids about credit. The company is out to demystify credit scores with fun, but analogous habits and rewards. They currently focus on young children but their goal ultimately is to serve anyone new to credit. Evan grew up in the Baltimore area and is one of those founders seemingly born to be just that, a founder. His mom was a flight attendant and he was an only child. So Evan learned at a young age how to be self-sufficient and confident. From lemonade stands and snow removal to cleaning services and auto transport. Evan has been fearlessly taking on venture after venture. He has called Miami home for over 15 years, so he's definitely an OG in the newly blossoming Miami tech scene. In addition to Kiddie Kredit, Evan is a Co-founder of the Miami-based Black Men Talk Tech Conference. Make sure to listen to his compelling story.MORE on EVAN and KIDDIE KREDITEvan:linkedin.com/in/evanleaphart/twitter.com/evanleaphartinstagram.com/evanleaphart/blackmentalktech.comKiddie Kredit:kiddiekredit.comtwitter.com/kiddiekreditinstagram.com/KiddieKredit/Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow!PODCAST TRANSCRIPT#blackfounders #blackentrepreneurs #founderstory #underrepresented #underestimated #founderAfricandescent #finhtech See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
OUR SPONSORS FOR THIS EPISODE:The PlugDelivering clear analysis and powerful insights on what's shaping the Black innovation economy.Get your annual subscription to The Plug at tpinsights.comIn this episode Ashlee and Dan discussed:Growing up in the Bronx - and still living there!Her personal experiences with healthcare inequityHow her view working 'inside' healthcare moved her to launch her startupThe legacy of courageous and inspirational women in her familyHow even Serena Williams was not immune to inequity in careEpisode Shout Outs:Eddwina Bright (Co-founder)Females Founders AllianceVital VoicesDr. Ivor HornAshlee Wisdom is the Founder and CEO of Health in Her HUE,  a digital platform connecting black women to culturally competent healthcare providers, health content and community. Ashlee has Jamaican and Bahamian roots, but grew up in New York where she diehard represents her home burrow - the Bronx. Her career AND startup reflect a deep passion and dedication to tackling healthcare inequity. It's immediately evident in her voice, her writing, and all of her efforts. Ashlee's work has been recognized by Female Founder Alliance, Vital Voices, and the one-and-only Serena Williams. A true founder to watch!Make sure to listen to her compelling story.MORE on ASHLEE and HEATH IN HER HUEAshlee:linkedin.com/in/ashlee-wisdom-mph-7114a040/twitter.com/AshleeWisdominstagram.com/ashleejwisdom/Health in Her HUE:healthinherhue.comtwitter.com/HealthInHerHUEinstagram.com/healthinherhue/Follow Founders Unfound : Like and share - help us grow!PODCAST TRANSCRIPT#blackfounders #blackentrepreneurs #founderstory #underrepresented #underestimated #founderAfricandescent #healthtech See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Seattle, Washington, United States of America
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57
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1
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1 day, 3 hours
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