The Black Enterprise Network

The Black Enterprise Network

A podcast featuring black professionals in tech and entrepreneurship

Recent Episodes

#25: Serial entrepreneur protecting companies from unethical hackers ft. Tiffany Ricks

Aug. 12, 2021

Tiffany Ricks has been in the tech industry for over 15 years with an expertise in software engineering and cybersecurity. Her love for cybersecurity originated when she worked at a company that built out technology for the …

Engineering

#24: The dream of becoming a hacker and escaping the traditional 9-5 ft. Samuel Bartels

Aug. 10, 2021

In this episode, Sam and I talk about what is was like trying to learn how to code in Ghana, the reason why he's worked remotely for various companies outside of doing a traditional 9-5 at a tech company, and we get into bal…

Founders Social Entrepreneurs

#23: Why this 23 year old turned down an offer at Google to start his own nonprofit ft. Jehron Petty

July 22, 2021

My guest for this episode is Jehron Petty. Jehron graduated from Cornell University last year and instead of taking a product management job at Google he decided to follow his entrepreneurial passion. At just 23 years old, J…

Product Management

#22: Nikolai Francis - Vice President of Product Management at WePay

July 6, 2021

My guest for this episode is Nikolai Francis. Nikolai has been in product for over 15 years. He comes from a family of engineers and currently works at WePay as a Vice President of Product Management. Compared to what's cons…

Season 2 Launching This Summer!

May 28, 2021

Season 2 of The Black Enterprise Network is coming back this Summer and will feature 9 amazing black stories in tech! In the meantime, join our free Facebook group community ! Also be sure to check out the main podcast websi…

Founders Product Management Financial Tech

#21: Daniel Jimenez - Product Manager and Founder of Debtly

April 21, 2021

My guest for this episode is Daniel Jimenez. Daniel is a growth manager at SqlDBM and founder of Debtly. In this episode, he talks about his deep interest in finance and how that interest sparked the founding of his company.…

About the Host

Kimmiko James

Host and Producer

Kimmiko has a non-traditional background when it comes to getting into the tech industry. She doesn't major in Computer Science or Engineering, and landed two Software Engineering internships at Slack and recently a Product Management internship at WePay. She is also the host of the Black Enterprise Network podcast and aims to feature and amplify black voices in tech.